The Power of Meaningful Connections


We can make meaningful connections with care. In this passionate talk, Dr. Joanne Minaker explores how social justice lies within us and how we can humanize ourselves to extend our circle of care to others.

An active mother of three and socially conscious academic, her life/work is rooted deeply in her commitment to family, social justice and the power of meaningful connections. She’s an award- winning Educator and Author/Editor of Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering and Youth, Crime, and Society: Issues of Power and Justice. Dr. Minaker studies care, human connection, and social in/justice, including publications on domestic violence, criminalized girls and women, youth justice, and parenting. Her latest quest is leading Cared Humanity, a care-based community encouraging mutual support for the fundamental human tasks of care.


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