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Project NIA Sunsets

Serving as witness with Emmanuel Andre, co-founder of Circles and Ciphers


Music and organizing have more in common than you think. We talked to one of the co-founders of Circles and Ciphers, Emmanuel Andre, a New York-raised public defender and restorative justice practitioner based in Chicago.

Circles & Cipher is a hip-hop-infused restorative justice organization led by and for young people affected by violence. Learn about the inception of the organization and how its work changed and expanded over time. Emmanuel also touches on the importance of "getting out of the way" of young people and how stepping back or sunsetting can create more opportunities for youth to lead as we center them in this work.

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