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King Downing

Attorney King Downing is the AFSC's Program Analyst for Healing Justice work, which strives to increase reliance on transformative, healing forms of justice rather than punitive practices that damage body or spirit, as well as to end racial injustice in all justice practices. Downing has worked to build up the AFSC Alternatives to Violence Project, teaching at-risk youth alternative forms of conflict resolution and setting up dialogues and creative projects between men and women who have committed and suffered violent crimes. Before joining the AFSC, Downing served eight years as national coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union's Campaign Against Racial Profiling, with a focus on policing and incarceration. He worked with all of ACLU affiliate offices across the nation, helping to support and coordinate their various efforts, whether crafting legislation, setting up Know Your Rights Workshops and trainings, media outreach, public education projects on police and incarceration practices, and community organizing. He founded the Human Rights-Racial Justice Center, which researches and advocates on justice issues. In his current work for the AFSC, one of Downing's highest priorities is promoting cross-regional and cross-goal cooperation.

 

King Downing