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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Jessica Jackson Sloan

Day Of Empathy
crime hurts, justice should heal

Jessica Jackson Sloan

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 incarceration rate. She also serves as the Mayor of Mill Valley, California.
#Cut50 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.



Day Of Empathy: Jessica Jackson Sloan Director Cut50 and Edwin Rutsch
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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 system.

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!