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Black Residents Create 'Emotional Emancipation Circles' In Wake Of Stephon Clark's Death

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Children light candles at a vigil for Stephon Clark in South Sacramento.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Since the Stephon Clark police shooting in March, a type of talk group called Emotional Emancipation Circles has emerged in Sacramento neighborhoods that are dealing with race-based traumaThese groups led by and for people of African descent offer residents a safe space to talk about and heal from their struggles.

CapRadio reporters Sammy Caiola and Adhiti Bandlamudi have been exploring how these groups function and why they came to be. Caiola joins Insight to share what they've learned.

 Stephon Clark

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Bert Johnson

Interactive Producer, Insight

Bert Johnson is a producer for Insight, where he tries to find topics and guests that help listeners understand their communities better. Before joining Capital Public Radio, Bert worked as a photographer, video editor, reporter and digital producer.  Read Full Bio 

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