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From Conflict to Collaboration: WNY Restorative Practices Conference

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Kearney Hall

3690 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

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Join Partners in Restorative Initiatives for the Western New York Restorative Practices 2019 Conference.

This event will be a full day packed with perspectives and information on restorative practices in our schools and communities. Registration includes Breakfast and Lunch as well as Keynotes by our featured speakers and a variety of breakout sessions.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:30am – 3:30pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JULY 1, 2019

Kearney Hall, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY


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Featured Keynote Speakers

Lauren Abramson, headshot of fair skinned woman with short brown hair, wearing a light green top and standing outdoors in front of greenery

Lauren Abramson

Lauren Abramson, Ph.D. is the Founding Director of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore, MD, with 25 years of experience with Restorative Practices. Lauren is recognized nationally and internationally for her training, writing, and practice in Circle processes. She advances this work as a powerful, low-tech way to build connected and empowered communities, fair and inclusive justice, and spaces for people to individually and collectively be human, humane, and authentic.

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Danielle Ponder

Danielle Ponder is a musician and attorney. A native of Rochester, New York she performs internationally with her band Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People. She is a Professor in the Department of African American studies at The State University of New York College at Brockport, where she teaches Legal Rights of the Disadvantaged. Danielle has dedicated the past 15 years to organizing and advocacy. She has worked on issues such as education funding, women's rights, and has spent the past 8 years advocating for criminal justice reform. In 2017 she created the Multi-Media show "For the Love of Justice", where she shines a light on our criminal justice system through powerful song and thought-provoking visuals.


Keynote speakers:

  • Lauren Abramson - Restorative Approaches: A Biological and Moral Imperative of our Time
  • Danielle Ponder - For the Love of Justice: Building a Justice System with Transformative and Redemptive Power

Breakout Sessions will include:

  • Revitalizing Climate and Culture in an Urban School, Putting Theory into Practice
  • Strategic Implementation of Restorative Practices across a Large System
  • The Intersection of School Discipline Reform, Childhood Adversity, and Restorative Justice: Building a Path for Health Justice
  • Restorative Practices in Corrections: Influencing the Criminal Justice Reform Conversation
  • Growing Compassionate Roots
  • Crisis or Opportunity? Transforming Conflict in Communities of Faith
  • The Anatomy of Conflict – Restorative Solutions and Step One
  • Restorative Justice Pilot at Erie County Family Court
  • Social Emotional Learning: Introduction to Integration
  • Restorative Justice in Criminal Cases
  • Restorative Leadership: A Way of Thinking; Putting Theory into Practice
  • Forgiveness
  • It’s Time for a Revolution! - Supporting the Mental Health, Wellness, and Social Emotional Learning of Educators
  • When Racial Incidents Occur: A Circle of Reflection and Self-Care
  • Is Restorative Practices Biblical?
  • A School Wide Approach to Implementing Restorative Practices
  • Implementation of Restorative Practices at The College of Brockport



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