Jessica Jackson Sloan is a human rights attorney, the National
Director & Co-Founder with Van Jones of an organization called
#Cut50, which is a national bipartisan effort aimed at reducing America's
She also serves as the Mayor of Mill Valley, California.
organizes the Day of Empathy in the
first week of March. To cultivate empathy and empower partners and
activists, #cut50 provided content that would help build understanding for
the experiences of incarcerated people and victims of crime.
Take the Pledge to Choose Empathy
Empathy is, at its simplest, the ability to understand and be aware of the
feelings and thoughts of other people, so much that you actually
co-experience them. Empathy is one of the most important aspects of
cultivating harmonious relationships, enhancing emotional awareness, and
reducing harm - yet it can be complicated at times. Threatened by judgment
and fear, we risk opportunities to connect to do good for all.
With empathy, understanding, and love, we can build the
political will needed to rectify the damage caused by the incarceration
industry on individuals, families, and our society.
Jessica Jackson Sloan co-founder with Van Jones of Cut50, a national
bipartisan effort aimed at reducing America’s incarceration rate. In
dialogues with Edwin Rutsch about the 'Day Of Empathy', March 6, 2018
and the importance of building a culture of empathy.
Day of Empathy is a national day of action to generate empathy on a
massive scale for millions of Americans impacted by the criminal justice
On March 1st, #cut50 partnered with hundreds of Ambassadors of
Empathy all across the country to make the national Day of Empathy one of
the single largest days of action in criminal justice history!