George Villa featured on Center for Regional Change

Author: Cecilia Laura Morales

George Villa embodies kindness. And not in the way a stranger is kind for holding a door open or your grandma is kind for baking cookies.

After spending a day at a juvenile correctional facility in Stockton, Calif. doing healing work and sitting in traffic to get back to Davis, Villa spoke gently. He sat calmly, but there was a palpable passion surrounding everything he spoke about.

“One thing that people are now figuring out is that those that have been directly impacted in the system or impoverished communities [must] have all the right tools that are needed to build healthy communities, to engage, to be a part of the decision making process, to be [at] the table, not on the menu,” Villa said.

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