May 22, 2022

All Church Read: Defund Fear by Zach Norris

Day and Time
Sunday May 22, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Our first All Church Read since the pandemic will be on Sunday, May 22 at 12:30 PM. "Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons and Punishment" by Zach Norris (Beacon Press: 2021). Zach Norris shifts the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities. In Defund Fear, Norris explores what has gone wrong, and why, and who has been most impacted by repressive and racist policing systems. He offers a new blueprint for public safety that holds people accountable while still holding them in community. Norris is a lawyer, a community organizer, and Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, California. Learn about the Center’s work and read his bio. The book is available from the UUA Bookstore: inSpirit at

This meeting will be on Zoom. Be in touch with Rev. Maddie for more information.