flowers + reading
At Botanical Brouhaha, we’ve spent over a decade sharing our belief in the power of flowers to change lives and impact communities. Today’s bonus episode of the BB Podcast not only supports that notion, but also serves as a call to action for us to continue using our artistic medium for the healing of our communities.
After reading The Power of Dignity: How Transforming Justice Can Heal Our Communities by Judge Victoria Pratt, we knew we needed to share not only the book with you, but the author as well! And although she’s not a florist, we believe she holds some powerful tools we can use to successfully flower with purpose in our communities and beyond.
So, it’s a pleasure to introduce you to The Honorable Victoria Pratt who served as the chief judge of the Newark Municipal Court, has been a professor at the Newark School of Criminal Law, and has taught at the Rutgers School of Law. Her TED talk clip has been viewed over 30 million times on Facebook.
Judge Pratt’s reforms transformed her courtroom by introducing creative tools like essay writing and social services partnerships. And, ultimately, she helped defendants begin to trust the justice system again because of the dignity she showed them throughout the court proceedings.
all images of Judge Victoria Pratt courtesy of Tinnetta Bell
BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Grayson McGee
Music Written & Performed by: Landon McGee
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