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'Participatory Defense' Trains Families To Fight Back Against The Justice System

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Courtesy of Silicon Valley De-Bug
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Silicon Valley De-Bugs participatory defense hubs is one of dozens in cities and towns around the country.

A San Jose based group called Silicon Valley Debug is on a mission to get family members into the courtroom as advocates. That organizing strategy is now spreading to “participatory defense” hubs around the country.

"Once upon a time, no one would show up for their loved ones. It was people who were detained, and that was it."

Yolanda Ledesma, an organizer with Silicon Valley Debug tells us more about it.

Click the audio player above to listen to the full interview.