#5SmartReads - September 2, 2021
Madison on restorative justice, how kids are handling the return to school, and how queer the Olympics were
We have Madison Clark back for #5SmartReads today! See her ideal vacation plans below, they sound lovely!
Q: What is your ideal vacation like?
A: It's a toss up! Right now, I would love to spend a week island hopping in Belitung, Indonesia, one of the most relaxing places I've ever visited. I'd have a pile of fresh picked coconuts nearby, and would be in the company of dear friends. Since the pandemic started, I've also been missing the intensity of a night out spent dancing in a crowd of people. I'd be happy to do that here, in downtown Kansas City, or back in Belfast, Northern Ireland - so long as I'm able to do it alongside a crew of my favorite people!
I used to be extremely skeptical of restorative justice. My reasons were very similar to the ones Amelia Schonbek describes in this piece: “They felt that the particular power dynamics of gender violen…