San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Restorative justice is about building relationships, open and honest communication, repairing harm, equal voice, respect, empathy and healing. This workshop will introduce the philosophy of restorative justice and present examples of how it is being deployed in Chicago today.
Peace circles are one example of this practice. They create safe spaces for authentic youth and inter-generational engagement. We will discuss this practice then form a peace circle. Come experience the power of the circle as we explore ways to build positive relationships and healthy communities through restorative justice.
About the instructor: Nancy Michaels is the Associate Director of the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation at Roosevelt University. She earned a BA in Social Justice and an MA in Sociology from Roosevelt University. She is a highly collaborative and driven change agent with a passion and focus for moving social justice initiatives forward by building advocacy and raising consciousness through research, thought provoking programming and community engagement. Other areas of interest and activism lie in juvenile justice, racial equality, Restorative Justice and more broadly, raising awareness around the societal structures, policy and institutions that lead to the marginalization and criminalization of whole communities in urban environments.
When & Where
CivicLab was a space in the West Loop of Chicago dedicated to co-working, collaboration, tool building and education to accelerate civic engagement and community improvement efforts. We were at 114 N. Aberdeen Street. firstname.lastname@example.org. We operated from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.
The URL for our EventBrite page = http://civiclab.eventbrite.com.