Historical paradoxes of Thanksgiving in the United States tend to strain our hearts. We cannot forget the massive injustices which devastated Native American people. This year we celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday in both morning services. In the afternoon we host USG’s second Teach-In– “From Punitive to Restorative Justice: The Job’s the Thing”– to educate and organize ourselves to create opportunities for work for formerly incarcerated citizens who are now returning to their homes. From the personal to the communal, how can we place our worst experiences in context and move forward to a better place? Together we will celebrate giving thanks and giving back to life.