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Conversations and storytelling with Restorative Justice Practitioners, Circle Keepers, and others about how they bring Restorative Justice philosophy, practices, and values into their personal and professional lives. Hosted by Amplify RJ founder David Ryan Barcega Castro-Harris. Produced by Elyse Martin-Smith.
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Dr. Dorothy Vaandering has been an educator for 20 years. She works to connect theory and practice in her current role as researcher and teacher-educator designing and implementing innovative, transformative professional development approaches built on the principles and practices of restorative justice. Most recently she is challenged by the realities of colonization past and present, and working to understand reconciliation as a settler-Canadian. You will meet Dorothy (0:55) and hear a conversation about indigenous roots (5:17). She explains how she got started (15:03) and what justice is/the importance of implementation (25:25). She discusses transformative and restorative justice (42:01) and the role of white people in restorative justice(1:03:12). Finally she answers closing questions (1:12:46) and Elyse offers reflections (1:22:48).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Check out Dorothy’s work:Website: https://www.relationshipsfirstnl.com/ Implementation Guide: Presentation on Radical Love or Recolonization https://youtu.be/f7FaThGvFoo Conversation with Skye Bowen, Kathy Evans, Sheryl Wilson on Interrogating Whiteness https://youtu.be/wtqYevWy4G8 Get your copy of:“The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education”And “Changing Lenses” Watch clips of the podcast: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Future Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Stephanie Sarantos, RN, PhD (she/they) lives on Coast Salish, Ssduhubr land, now called Bothell (north of Seattle Washington). Stephanie is a founder and current staff member at The Clearwater School, a radical educational community where students direct their own education, share equal rights with adults and have a voice in all decisions influencing their daily lives. She is also a partner with Snohomish County Mutual Aid and a cochair of Anti-racist Communities Bothell. Stephanie’s work in restorative justice is informed through her experience as a staff member at Clearwater, a dancer, an oncology and hospice nurse, a mother, a circle practitioner, and friend of Cuba. She is committed to fighting racism and oppression. She is a strong believer in multiple ways of knowing and learning. Stephanie believes in changing the world through daily practice and action—most often in many small steps.You will meet Stepanie (0:55), hear how she got started in this work (10:41) and how she got started in abolition and her involvement with the Clearwater school (19:42). She discusses the difficulties of coming back into the social world during the pandemic (27:08) and the values practiced in the Clearwater school (34:26). She imagines abolition in youth spaces with Amplify RJ (45:32) and shares anecdotes about different types of schools (56:56). Finally, she discusses race in these spaces (1:10:14) and answers closing questions (1:18:52).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Learn more about Stephanie's work at:Instagram: @sdsarantos & @theclearwaterschoolThe Clearwater School: www.clearwaterschool.comThe Circle Works:  https://thecircleworks.com/about/Connect with the Imagining Abolition Community: http://tiny.cc/imagineabolition See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Future Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.com
Tom has been involved in research and professional development focused on creating a Culture of Care in schools based on restorative justice principles and practices, as well as culturally appropriate interactions and relationships, for over 20 years. He is privileged to work with scholars and practitioners throughout the world. As Program Director of RJEd, Tom oversees research and professional development to advance the efficacy and success of Restorative Justice Education. Along with operations, Tom creates online and face-to-face training curriculum and facilitates professional development training. Tom enjoys his work with Restorative Justice Education, as well as his role as a professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. You will meet Tom Cavanagh (0:54), hear a quick check-in (5:36) and how he got started in this work (9:11). He speaks about his restorative justice research (20:05), proportionality (22:11) and a culture of care (28:45). He envisions liberation (42:08), his organization (50:53) and a slip up moment (55:14). Finally, Tom answers his closing questions (1:01:49).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Daybreak report: https://www.msd.govt.nz/documents/about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/archive/1988-puaoteatatu.pdf Principles of Kaupapa Māori:http://www.rangahau.co.nz/research-idea/27/ Contact, Learn More, Support Tom: Website: https://www.restorativejustice.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rjed/ Social: https://www.instagram.com/restorativejusticeeducation/ See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Future Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com Watch clips of the podcast: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjYoutube: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj   Facebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.com
Huge thank you to Ashley Lipscomb, CEO of the institute for anti-racist education!You will meet Ashley Lipscomb and David (1:40), you will be introduced to their work (4:53). You will hear David’s definition of RJ (9:13) and hear about RJ and care in schools (22:52). You will get an exclusive history of David and Amplify RJ (35:10) and will hear about upcoming workshops and initiatives for both Ashley and David (45:08).Ashley and the Institute for Anti-Racist Education:https://www.antiracisted.org/ See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Join the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjYoutube: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj   Facebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Jammy is the daughter of two Puerto Rican migrants and was born and raised in Boston, Mass. Jammy has been an RJ practitioner for over 7 years, within the Boston Public Schools and most recently in the Higher Ed space as she created an RJ Education & Implementation Org called StayJust. Jammy strives to live restoratively as best she can everyday; as a mother of two, a life partner and a warrior against the anti-blackness and anti-oppression within her own body. She is also currently homeschooling her two little ones and infusing RJ values and principles into their everyday life. She hopes to pass down healing as a form of currency for generational wealth. You will meet Jammy (0:55), the importance of connection (4:24), connection in current events (10:32), and how she got started in restorative justice (15:04). She discusses the limitations of job titles (26:31) and building community new to this work (42:02) and George Floyd (52:18). Finally, she gives her closing thoughts (58:35).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Contact, Learn More, Support Jammy:Email: stayjustrj@gmail.com Sign up for our summer intensive at tiny.cc/ARJsummerSee all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Future Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Tomay Douglass is a Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Restorative Justice Trainer and Facilitator with Restorative Justice Education (RJ ED). Tomay integrates her mediation, mindfulness and trauma training into her work where she provides conflict coaching, family conferencing, anti-racism work, racial healing circles and healing circles for persons who experienced trauma. Her commitment to social justice and transforming lives deepen her practice and commitment to living a restorative lifestyle. Tomay’s work as a facilitator and trainer includes working in Higher Ed, K-12, community agencies, and religious organizations.You will meet Tomay (1:48), hear her personal experiences and how she got started (4:41), googling restorative justice and where it took her (16:33) and what restorative justice means (22:52). She also shares how she has seen this work done well (34:38), how to navigate restorative relationships in schools (44:31), and her areas of knowledge (56:04). Finally, she gives her closing thoughts (59:56).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Watch clips of the podcast: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj See all our Intro level workshops: http://tiny.cc/ARJevents Sign up for the Restorative Justice Summer Intensive for Educators: http://tiny.cc/ARJsummerJoin the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjYoutube: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj   Facebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Today's episode is a feature from Pop Violence, the podcast that reviews of movies, shows, and music that interlace critical perspectives about violence, peace, and justice. Past episodes of this podcast include breakdowns of everything from Les Miserables to Star Wars. This is an in-depth analysis of the hit movie, Black Panther, where we explore how restorative justice relates to the thrilling struggles between T'Challa and Erik Killmonger. Be sure to look up other episodes of Pop Violence wherever you listen to podcasts.See all our workshops at http://tiny.cc/ARJeventsSummer Intensive Trainings at https://tiny.cc/ARJsummerFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Orlando "Chilly" Mayorga is the new Policy Coordinator for the Office of the Illinois Lt. Governor's Justice, Equity, & Opportunity Initiative, former Director of Re-Entry Programs at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, and conversation partner with ANGELA DAVIS!!!!Tune in to hear our conversation reflecting on recent police killings, his story of finding Restorative Justice while incarcerated, his journey through re-entry, and all the exciting things he's bringing to his community!If you’re system impacted (especially in Illinois) contact Chilly at: Orlando.Mayorga@illinois.govSupport Chicago Community Restorative Justice Hubs: https://rjhubs.org/Check out Chilly’s Conversation w/ Angela Davis: https://vimeo.com/536452757 Watch clips of the podcast: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj See all our upcoming workshops: http://tiny.cc/ARJevents Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Michelle Day is a minister, attorney and certified mediator, with more than 25 years of experience in conflict transformation, dedicated to the healing of community. She is employed as Program Administrator for the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Department of the Circuit Court of Cook County, developing restorative justice collaborations between court, community, public and private agencies, to meet the needs of court involved children and families. In this podcast, you will meet Michelle Day (3:23), you will hear about her journey (11:30), and the significance of this work (24:25). She talks about the church and her faith in relation to restorative justice (33:40) and her work in the criminal legal system (45:43). She answers her closing questions at (55:21).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Contact, Learn More, Support Michelle:Website: https://www.nehemiahtrinityrising.org/ Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine:https://bookshop.org/books/your-blues-ain-t-like-mine/9780345401120 Watch clips of the podcast: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Join the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjYoutube: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj   Facebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Shadeequa Smith has dedicated her career to studying the criminal justice system and understanding its impact on individuals, families, and communities. Her efforts are informed by her work with organizations that improve the transition from incarceration into the community. She has experience in problem solving courts, the U.S. Probation Office, and, most recently, as the director of training for the nonprofit Prison of Peace. She is also a facilitator of the BIPOC book club with Amplify RJ.In this episode, you will meet Shadeequa (2:07), learn about her connection to Amplify RJ (3:53), and hear about her journey (8:06). She reveals her inspirations (20:00) and her thoughts on the place of restorative justice in the criminal legal system (22:56). She also discusses her motivations and what’s going on in America (31:03), and her role in the future ancestor collective with Amplify RJ (40:34). Finally, she talks about her slip ups and her closing thoughts (43:13).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Contact, Learn More, Support Shadeequa:Amplify RJ BIPOC Book Club with Shadeequa:2nd Mondays 4-6pm PSTSign up at tiny.cc/BIPOCbookclubLearn more from this conversation: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/us/politics/minneapolis-defund-police.htmlSee all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Join the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjYoutube: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj   Facebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Jasmyn “Jazz” Story is an international Restorative Justice Facilitator, Doula, and the founder of The People’s Coalition and Freedom Farm Azul. Named one of Vice’s 31 Women Making History by Creating a Better Future, they are a dedicated human rights activist with a decade of experience working in the voluntary sector.You will meet Jazz (1:55), learn how they got started (16:09). They mention a sexual assault incident during this time, so if you are not looking to hear that today, please feel free to skip to (22:24). They discuss American culture at (34:10) and their inspirations (41:37). They also bring up the categories of harm (53:25) and their work with honeycomb justice (1:02:38). Finally they give their closing comments at (1:10:33).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Contact, Learn More, Support Jazz:Website: http://workplacerestorativepracticesinc.com/ Get your copy of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” at http://www.livingjusticepress.org/See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Join the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjYoutube: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj   Facebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Sheryl R. Wilson has been a practitioner, trainer and educator in restorative justice for over fifteen years and has had the honor of working with individuals from around the world in her practice.You will meet Sheryl (2:22), hear about her personal work in cases (8:50), and hear the importance of naming harm (18:30). She also discussed equity in opportunity (24:17), whiteness in activism (44:02), and the importance of amplifying voices of color (57:01). Finally, she discusses her next steps (1:09:40) and why people of color need a seat at the table (1:19:00).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Contact, Learn More, Support Sheryl Wilson:Website: http://nacrj.orghttps://kipcor.org/Get your copy of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” at http://www.livingjusticepress.org/See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Join the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjYoutube: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj   Facebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Patricia “Paz” Zamora is an artist, former director of the Boys and Girl’s club in San Francisco, and was a leader in the Chicago restorative justice movement. In this episode, you will meet Paz (2:21), her experience in restorative justice (5:23), and the transition from restorative justice in the criminal legal system to the integration of those practices in schools (18:30). She discusses circles with students (29:10) and family (42:45). She then mentions the intentionality of restorative practices (50:48) and gives her closing thoughts (1:01:16).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Contact, Learn More, Support Paz:Website: https://www.aplaceofherown.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciaazamora-paz/ Celebrate our 1st birthday with us!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amplify-rj-first-birthday-kickback-tickets-145396882991?aff=ebdsoporgprofile Podcast feedback: http://tiny.cc/ARJyear1See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Join the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-listYouTube: http://youtube.com/c/amplifyrj
Gilbert Salazar is an educator, focusing on anger management, sexual assault prevention and healthy relationship building, conflict transformation, and social emotional learning. He uses theater and ritual work for violence prevention with young men.You will meet Gilbert (2:42), hear how he got started and his interest in storytelling (4:48), learn about his contributions to Colorizing Restorative Justice (11:55), and learn about his connections between theater and restorative justice (19:36). Gilbert also shares the importance of patience and pausing (24:20), adaptation and education (33:30) and his own podcast (45:30). Finally, he shares future plans (51:22), his experience in plant medicine (54:52) and his closing thoughts (1:03:33).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share!Contact, Learn More, Support Gilbert:Website: https://www.cacej.org/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/unmaskgilbert Get your copy of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” at http://www.livingjusticepress.org/Check out Gilbert’s Podcast: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/whatchuknowaboutrjccej Workshop on RJ & ABAR education with Liz at http://tiny.cc/ARJeventsJoin the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad has been a grassroots organizer and activist for marginalized communities for nearly twenty-five years. He has focused on the development of Black boys to men, establishing a progressive pedagogy for oppressed youth and building progressive organizations. He has founded two organizations, Akoben LLC and Transforming Lives Inc., as vehicles to “transform lives, one community at a time.” You will meet Malik Muhammad (1:59). He opens with a dialogue about optimism and ancestors (7:39) and introduces the idea of connection and challenge (20:25). Malik discusses his lived experience and the importance of this work (26:50). He begins a conversation about restorative practice in school without white supremacy culture (41:47). He continues to talk about creating a caring culture (51:41) and his own personal experience (1:01:55). Finally, he talks about family (1:13:13) and gives his closing thoughts.Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share.Contact, Learn More, and Support Malik Muhammed:Website: https://akobenllc.org/ Get your copy of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” at http://www.livingjusticepress.org/Grab your copy of Malik’s book The Restorative Journey https://www.amazon.com/Restorative-Journey-Theory-Application-Practices/dp/1733686207 See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Join the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Belinda Dulin began her employment with The Dispute Resolution Center 2003 as the Mediation Services Coordinator and assisted in launching the Small Claims Mediation Program and the Domestic Relations Motion Day Program. She has also been a director of mediation services and Executive Director at DRC. In 2013, also under Belinda’s leadership, the DRC partnered with the Peacemaking Court, providing a restorative justice model to families in the child protection and delinquency systems The Dispute Resolution Center serves Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. Prior to becoming involved in community mediation, she worked in the corporate setting assisting with employment disputes -- preserving the working relationships between co-workers and employees and management. Belinda can be reached at: dulinb@ewashtenaw.org.In this episode, Belinda Dulin shares about her contributions to You will meet Belinda Dulin (2:04), hear about her experience with restorative justice (7:56), hear her successes and struggles in restorative education (23:13), the importance of spaces outside of school and courts (35:40), and cultural competence (53:42). She gives her closing ideas at (1:05:00).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and shareContact, Learn More, Support Belinda Dulin:Website: https://thedisputeresolutioncenter.org/ Get your copy of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” at http://www.livingjusticepress.org/See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Join the Future Ancestor Collective: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunity Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.com
Barbara A. Sherrod is a restorative practices Program director, avid reader, writer and mother of two. Through story-telling circles and transformative coaching, Barbara educates school communities on the use of restorative practices for interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship building; addressing race and gender based-harms perpetuated in school communities. Her website, MillennialMochaMoms provides space for Black millennial mothers to share their maternal experiences and create community. Barbara is currently a doctoral student at Morgan State University studying Urban Educational Leadership.In this episode, you will meet Barbara Sherrod (2:00), hear her perspective on current events in America (6:30), her experiences with restorative justice (15:11), and her inspirations in writing (30:00). She also shares her experiences with restorative practices in parenting (49:30), and how to implement these methods (54:00). She provides her closing thoughts at 1:04:00. Contact, Learn More, Support athttps://www.millennialmochamoms.com/ https://www.restorativeresponse.org/ Sign up for “History of Black Abolition Movements” workshop: http://tiny.cc/ARJeventsSign up for “Practicing Abolition in the Classroom” workshop series: http://tiny.cc/DYConlineCheck out our Black “HERstory” Reading List at: https://bookshop.org/lists/black-her-story-month Get your copy of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” at http://www.livingjusticepress.org/Read Dr. Morris’ work on the Gullah: https://stoptheinjunction.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/gullah-restorative-justice.pdf See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Michelle Armster is African American. She is also the executive director for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Central States in North Newton, KS. She worked for MCC in the US Peace and Justice program in urban peacemaking as the director of Conciliation Services and co-director for the Office on Justice and Peacebuilding. She attended Lancaster Theological Seminary, where she received a master of divinity. Michelle is a trainer, teacher, and practitioner in the areas of conflict transformation, mediation, anti-racism/anti-oppression, offender-victim mediation (OVM), restorative justice/practices, and crimes of severe violence.You will meet Michelle Armster (2:10) and her experience (7:47). She emphasizes the importance of refining the system (27:20), community (32:00), black abolition (43:20), listening (45:26), and unpacking bias (52:26). At the end she gives a powerful nod to women of color (1:00:25) and the history of the land she occupies (1:13:00).Get your copy of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” at http://www.livingjusticepress.org/Sign up for “History of Black Abolition Movements” workshop: http://tiny.cc/ARJeventsSign up for “Practicing Abolition in the Classroom” workshop series: http://tiny.cc/DYConlineCheck out our Black “HERstory” Reading List at: https://bookshop.org/lists/black-her-story-month Intro to RJ with AAJIL http://tiny.cc/ARJaajil See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Dr. Desirée Anderson was born in San Diego, California. The child of naval personnel, she had the pleasure of moving around a lot including living in Belgium where she attended High School. Desiree returned to the U.S. to live in Louisville, Kentucky where she completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Louisville. Having worked in higher education for over 13 years, Dr. Desirée Anderson has committed her energy to address issues of bias and hate on college and university campuses. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans researching The Use of Campus-Based Restorative Justice Practices to Address Incidents of Bias: Facilitators’ Experiences. Before coming to serve as the Associate Dean of Diversity and Student Affairs at the University of New Orleans she worked as the Director of the Intercultural Center at Saint Mary’s College of California and previously held positions as the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs at Tulane University and as an Area Residence Director at Texas State University. Desirée serves as an instructor in the Educational Administration Master's degree program at UNO and as a Restorative Justice National Team Trainer for the Center for Restorative Justice at the University of San Diego. Dr. Anderson has recently released a book chapter in Colorizing Restorative Justice by Living Justice Press.In this podcast, you will meet Desirée Anderson (2:07), learn about her experience with restorative justice surrounding the school to prison pipeline (6:19), and much more. She discusses higher education (16:42) and her experience within institutions (21:15). In addition, she gives her take on how to address injustices in higher education (32:56) with her students (46:59). She shares how to get started in these practices at (58:00) and gives her closing thoughts (1:20:15).Email: desiree.anderson27@gmail.comGet your copy of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” at http://www.livingjusticepress.org/Sign up for “History of Black Abolition Movements” workshop: http://tiny.cc/ARJeventsSign up for “Practicing Abolition in the Classroom” workshop series: http://tiny.cc/DYConlineCheck out our Black “HERstory” Reading List at: https://bookshop.org/lists/black-her-story-month See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learn Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
Amplify RJ community member, "Decolonize Your Classroom" workshop creator, & facilitator of childhood learning learning, Demointé Wesley shares their journey bringing abolitionist mindset and practices to the classroom and beyond!Keep up with/Support Demointé's work on Social: http://instagram.com/decolonizeyourclassroomJoin the Imagining Abolition Community Gatherings: http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunitySign up for “History of Black Abolition Movements” workshop: http://tiny.cc/ARJeventsSign up for “Practicing Abolition in the Classroom” workshop series: http://tiny.cc/DYConlineCheck out our Black “HERstory” Reading List at: https://bookshop.org/lists/black-her-story-month See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list: http://tiny.cc/ARJemail Instagram: http://instagram.com/amplify.rjFacebook: http://facebook.com/amplifyrjTwitter: http://twitter.com/amplifyrjPatreon: http://patreon.com/amplifyrjWebsite: http://amplifyrj.comReading list: http://amplifyrj.com/reading-list
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Bien Harris

Real talk with real responses about the messiness of relationships and the importance of building relationships. Thank you for sharing, Griffen! You got lots of  wisdom already and keep on learning and sharing!

Jan 14th
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