Justice is Value Based: Is It Time to Re-Examine the Values of the United States?

Memorial | October 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Boalt 295 (Warren Room)

 Hon. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge Yurok Tribe and Co-chair, Judicial Council’s Tribal Court-State Court Forum (CA)

 Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Center for Native American Issues Research on

Many of today’s Human Beings have an exaggerated belief in the importance of their status in the world. We are part of a universe, and we often fail to be appreciative of our proper role/relationship in terms of the Earth, other beings, and each other. The United States views itself as the greatest power on Earth, but with great gifts come great responsibilities. These include a willingness to be truthful about our historical realities and our future obligations. Indigenous practices may well protect us from destroying our world and everything in it. If we are to survive and thrive, the laws of our land must reflect and support justice/fairness for all, not just what is best for the justice seeker of the moment. At the beginning of each day and at the end of each day we share this world with all others.

 aceja@law.berkeley.edu, 510-6435723