Justice Unplugged

by Luis Quiros MPA MSW, Editor Guisela Marroquin & Illustrated by Sandra Cruz



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2020

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781728345161
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781728345154
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781728345147

About the Book

Years of Black, Brown and Otherized bodies, of all ages, dying in pursuit of dignity and resistant to injustice didn’t push people into action until being exposed as a nation, unapologetically living the ideals of colonialism. Through the representation of a presidential candidate and ultimately as the one sitting in office though known to not have been elected by the people, are the ideas of democracy, equality and justice truly in question. As White fragility increases, the population of those convinced that privilege was irrelevant and that we were in an era of post-colonialism, neo-liberalism, or a new form of racism, has decreased. Moving towards social justice requires reclaiming the building of community. The reclaiming pertains to the practices that indigenous communities modeled for not only survival but for the sharing of space, resources, knowledge, and building a shared value system that extended human interaction—inviting originality and agency.

About the Author

Born of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan blood, raised in the streets of West Harlem, Luis Quiros learned early in life the value of forming a strong partnership between “street smarts” and scholarship. Quiros used this partnership to expose historical and sociological myths, as well as how fiscal policies and systems have plagued and affected the lives of those viewed as Others. Within classrooms and through writing and social commentary, Quiros goes beyond the research and captures narratives with a mentoring and community-building intention. Through his roles within non-profit and proprietary institutions, Quiros has brought expertise to challenge levels of service models that measure impact and how diversity and inclusion are defined. By transforming learning environments into creative, vulnerable and critical thinking spaces, Quiros has experienced how social change is possible. Quiros launched Justice Unplugged through radio airwaves as an hourlong talk radio show with a global reach and by building with different theorists and reclaiming a global philosophical framework. Formally, Quiros is an activist, community organizer, scholar and holds Masters degrees in both Public Administration focused on urban economics and Social Work with a concentration in community organizing, planning and administration. Quiros is also the author of An Other’s Mind (2011).