Sat, Aug 27|
Advanced Restorative Justice: Introspection and Racism
This is an Advanced Training session encouraging individual and collective introspection on racial identity and reflection on what participants were taught about race and racism through a restorative justice practice.
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
About the Event
Restorative Justice, or "RJ," is a philosophy and set of practices that engage the community in building relationships and repairing harm through inclusive dialogue, deep understanding, and shared power. This is an activity-based workshop aiming to provide participants a chance to engage restorative practices through the lens of relationship building, restoration, and maintenance.
This is an Advanced Training session encouraging individual and collective introspection on racial identity and reflection on what participants were taught about race and racism through a restorative justice practice. This foundation aims to promote continued dialogue on race and healing from the effects of racism. RJ practitioners will apply an intersectional framework to this session and ask participants to come to this session mindful of how this conversation shows up in the body.
1) Provide a high level understanding of racial identity and race
2) Encourage reflection on the effects of racism and promote continued dialogue
2) Cultivate self-management practices when defensiveness appears during discussions on race or race - related issues
Contribution: Payment is requested on a sliding scale. Please consider $45-$100 to support our work and help us better serve the community. If you need financial assistance, contact Eli email@example.com Please submit payment today-- https://dcpeaceteam.org/donate/; or checks can be written out to DC Peace Team and mailed to Eli McCarthy, 7305 Baylor Ave. College Park, MD 20740. Facilitator(s): Jeri Fields (she/her) is a former educator who serves in her community as a first responder chaplain with a longstanding commitment to the spiritual well-being of all of God’s people. She recently earned a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice from Vermont Law School. Jeri is inspired by the transforming and healing powers that occur within restorative practices that offer spaces to be brave and vulnerable as personal stories are shared openly with authenticity, deep listening, and respect for others. In her professional and personal life, Jeri is passionate about restorative justice and is an enthusiastic member of the Restorative Justice family of the DC Peace Team. Jamal Jones (He/they) is a second-generation educator who earned their bachelor degree in Psychology and also earned a Masters in Special Education and currently teaches adult learners in DC. Jamal's career focus has been on at-risk, juvenile, and special education students, specifically students with Emotional Behavior Disorders. Over 10 years of working alternative school settings, Jamal learned of the importance of Restorative Justice and practices it whenever possible. Jamal also speaks as a survivor of Domestic Violence, the experience strengthens the belief in RJ as a healing tool.
Maite Rubio (she/her) serves as a Management and Program Analyst for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She holds a Masters of Public Administration, with a concentration in Social and Gender Policy. She graduated from George Mason University, B.A. in Global Affairs with a concentration in International Development. Maite is an advocate for social justice and healing.