- Diann Rust-Tierney
- Washington, DC
- United States
Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
What will it take to move our nation and then the world to the place where we value and nurture people.
We pay a lot of lip service to the value of the individual or our investment in children as our future. But when you look at what we do there is a gap. We tolerate people and families living on the streets, we accept vast disparities in educational opportunities for children, we keep millions of people locked up and locked down in solitary confinement and we execute some.
I'm looking for concrete steps we can take to build a sense of commitment and connection that will allow us to be a healthier and more compassionate society. I have described the symptoms-- what can we do together to fix the real illness? How would you define it?