Category: Good Eye Podcast (Page 1 of 10)

Good Eye Podcast – Unitive Justice – Sylvia Clute and Sara Daves

Sylvia Clute is a self-described “legal system innovator” and “social justice change agent”.  Her bona fides and honors are extensive.  She is the author of several books.  Her new book “Unitive Justice – “Bending the Arc of Justice Towards Love” – is due out soon.  She has made it her life’s mission to push for a shift from a punitive justice system to a unitive one.  She is leading the first Unitive Justice International Conference October, 2 – 4, 2023 in Richmond, Va.

Sara Daves is a manifest and purpose coach and author who was determined to find her path and purpose after the loss of her son.  She witnessed a broken justice system first hand when her son Trey was forced to plead guilty to a crime he did not commit only to pass away just six weeks after his release.  Sara committed herself to “helping others learn to create strong, loving relationships with themselves and reclaim their lives from trauma and the broken social systems that perpetuate painful cycles.”

Our conversation ranges from defining unitive justice, how and why it works, a for-profit prison system that perpetuates itself, and Sara’s work in Uganda where she helped build the first unitive justice school named after her son, Trey.


Links:
Sylvia Clute
Sara Daves
Unitive Justice International Conference
Alliance For Unitive Justice
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A brief description of unitive justice vs. punitive justice:

Unitive justice and punitive justice are two distinct approaches to the concept of justice, each with its own principles and goals.

Unitive justice, also known as restorative justice focuses on repairing the harm caused by a wrongdoing and restoring relationships between individuals or communities. The primary emphasis is on healing, reconciliation, and addressing the underlying causes of the conflict or harm. Unitive justice seeks to involve all stakeholders, including the victim, offender, and community, in a collaborative process to find solutions that address the harm and prevent future incidents.

Punitive justice, also known as retributive justice, is the traditional approach to justice that focuses on punishing offenders for their wrongdoing as a means of retribution and deterrence. The primary goal of punitive justice is to impose penalties that are proportionate to the offense committed, with the intention of providing a sense of justice to victims and deterring potential offenders.

Unitive justice prioritizes healing, reconciliation, and the restoration of relationships, whereas punitive justice emphasizes punishment as a means of retribution and deterrence.

Good Eye Podcast – RJ Zimmerman – Untapped Keg Podcast

RJ Zimmerman has been sober from alcohol, drugs, gambling and other addictive substances and activities for 8 years.  He started the “Untapped Keg” podcast to address and create a community of people who are trying to life a fuller life without the barriers that certain substances and activities can create.  But also included in that community are people who want others to live according to what is best for them and choose to indulge in certain substances and activities within reason and responsibly.  He talks about a culture that all but requires people to partake lest they suffer exclusion and how it makes living a sober life by choice that much more difficult.  He talks about the importance of connection with one’s self as well as family and friends.

Untapped Keg website

On Apple Podcasts

On YouTube

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Good Eye Podcast – Fear The Reaper, Not A.I. – audio

In this Good Eye BLOGcast, I muse on the advancement of A.I. and its effect on people and industries that, historically, have been the exclusive domain of humans.  As a voiceover artist, whoddathunk that computers would one day be gunning for my job.  But I’m convinced that you need to face these advancements head-on.  Lean into what makes us human.  What other choice do we have?

Good Eye Podcast – Bryan Berry and Aaron Lee – Leadercast RVA

Bryan Berry and Aaron Lee are both leadership coaches.  And they both wish there was a better way to describe what it is they do since they both focus on people and how they work together.  They’re bringing Leadercast RVA to town on May 3 at Main Street Station for a diverse lineup of speakers.

Our conversation ranges from coming to terms with the person in the mirror, old leadership styles versus new, leading by dealing with people as the individuals they are and following your passions as the best means of becoming successful.

Bryan and Aaron share their experiences and what brought them to this point including Bryan literally facing death more than once.  And we talk about some of the speakers and what you can expect at Leadercast RVA.

Good Eye Podcast – Mindy Conklin – HCB2 – Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Education

Melinda (Mindy) Conklin has worked in the health and wellness industry for 30 years. She has a master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Human Development and a master’s degree in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Melinda lost her young husband to colorectal cancer in 2011. After her loss, she left her career as a mental health clinician and she founded Hitting Cancer Below the Belt – a Richmond, Virgina based nonprofit organization dedicated to colon health and colorectal cancer prevention.

Melinda’s personal and professional experience in the field of mental, emotional, and physical wellness has prepared her to identify community needs and has produced a strong skill set which encompasses the ability to create and bridge resources which positively impacts community health. Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) began serving the Richmond community in 2013 and continues to expand its messages and services across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

HCB2.org

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Good Eye Podcast – Laurel Marr – Death Doula

Laurel Marr’s website states that the term “doula” is a Greek word that means “a woman who serves”. While traditionally associated with childbirth, a doula is also someone who assists in a variety of ways with the end-of-life process, supporting the patient, family, caregivers and loved ones. In this conversation we discuss when it might be a good idea to enlist the services of a doula, when it might not be and some of the things we might not consider with which a doula could help. Learn more about Laurel and doula care on her website at www.lmdoulacare.com

Good Eye Podcast – Go Forward Together Ride Recap

Today’s episode is a recap of the 3rd Annual Go Forward Together Ride.  It was recorded at Final Gravity Brewing, the start/finish line for the ride and site of the after party.  The after party actually became the main event as we had to cancel the ride due to remnants of Hurricane Ian rolling in and a state of emergency having been declared.  Safety is always the #1 priority.  Participating in the discussion are :

-Andrea Starr – Executive Director of the Forward Foundation
-Dan Cherkis – Forward Foundation cyclist advisory board and ride leader of the Carytown Bicycles Saturday morning group ride
-Tim Mullins – Market Manager Atlantic, Specialized Owned Retail
-Bryan Oprel – General Manager Carytown Bicycle Co., Specialized Owned Retail
-and me, Jay Smack – Forward Foundation cyclist advisory board and host and producer of the Good Eye Podcast.

Go Forward Together Ride
The Forward Foundation
Carytown Bicycle Company 
Final Gravity Brewing

For a complete list of sponsors and media partners go to goforwardtogetherride.com

Good Eye – Susanna Calvert – Foundation for Family and Community Healing

Susanna Calvert is the founder of the Foundation for Family and Community Healing.  Their mission is to “empower us all to create healthy, positive, rewarding relationships woth ourselves, each other, Earth, and the loving force greater than ourselves”.   What started as something Susanna began in 2018 following several tragic life events now reaches internationally helping people “change their behavior, and change their world.”

Foundation for Family and Community Healing

Launch of thier Synapse Hub Sept 13

Silent Auction Fundraiser Nov. 18, at the Crossroads Art Center

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