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In this episode, learn about restorative "jazz"-tice with David Yusem and how to include care within your classroom.Support David's work at Oakland Unified School District:https://www.ousd.org/Page/12387Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.comSupport the show
Before our FULL conversation with Juaquin Mobley airs tomorrow enjoy this exclusive clip of him sharing how he takes restorative approaches to negotiation.Juaquin Mobley is the Vice President of Community Works and co-owner of Community Ties and The Community Barber Shop based out of Colorado Springs. Juaquin helps those individuals who were recently incarcerated and/or at risk at becoming incarcerated to realize their true potential and manifest their limitless potential.Juaquin was once incarcerated for the better half of a decade and knows all too well how a “helping hand,” as opposed to a “hand out,” can motivate one to success.Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!Rep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!SUPPORT by sharing this podcast, leaving a rating or review, or make a tax-deductible DONATION to help us sustain and grow this movement.Support the show
Deb Witzel, M.A., is the host of The RJ Chronicles Podcast, a collection of stories from people who have participated in restorative justice processes and how those processes affected their lives. As the founder of 3 Stories Consulting, Deb shares her nearly 20 years of RJP experience supporting people and organizations in utilizing restorative approaches to move through conflict and be more connected.   Currently, she provides Restorative Justice mentorship, consulting, facilitation and training. Deploying her improv and motivational interviewing skills, Deb listens deeply to ask useful questions that enliven the moment and generate thoughtful engagement. She works with Motus Theater and Playback Theater West as an ensemble member and conductor with the intent to build community and connection. Deb’s passion is inspiring others to engage restoratively toward a healthier paradigm for justice and a stronger sense of community.Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com Support the show
Kathy was the Independent Juvenile Ombudsman for the Department of Juvenile Justice from August 2015 until July 2021. Retired from jobs but not work, Kathy is working with Just Peace, a community restorative justice initiative. Just Peace seeks to spark and broaden Restorative Justice knowledge and experiences throughout Chicago neighborhoods.Support Kathy and learn about the Just Peace Initiative by reaching out at: aliemah@pbmr.orgJoin our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Veronica Agard (she/her) is a writer, educator and connector at the intersections of Black identity, wellness, representation, and culture. She experiments with creative healing modalities and puts theories learned into practice. She curated the Who Heals the Healer series and the conference of the same name and facilitates the Ancestors in Training educational project. Her initiatives are housed in her freelance platform, Vera Icon LLC.Support Veronica:http://www.veronicaagard.com/Sign up for Preserving our Histories, Sustaining our Legacies at http://tiny.cc/AITFALL22Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Join us for the first live taping of This Restorative Justice Life, featuring ideas and discussions from the 2022 NACRJ Conference.Support Ashley Ellis:Ashley Shinice Ellis is the co-founder of "The B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Collective" a is a collective of black and brown womyn and girls committed to developing sacred connections and curating sacred space that allow us to Balance, Restore, Empower, Affirm, Transform, Heal, & Embody. Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebreathe_collectiveWebsite: https://thebreathecollective.org Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Joe has been the victim of two separate violent anti-gay hate crimes and what began as a personal healing response to the trauma, he has transformed into professional involvement in the field of community and restorative justice. Since 2010, Joe has actively helped schools implement peer mediation programs and school-wide restorative practices. As a private consultant beginning in 2015, Joe has designed a trauma-informed approach of restorative practices and infused this model in schools.Support Joe Brummer:Website: https://www.joebrummer.com/ Social: https://twitter.com/JoeBrummerGet your copy of Building Trauma Informed Restorative SchoolsJoin our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Jill Strauss, PhD, teaches Conflict Resolution and Communications in the Speech, Communications and Theater Arts Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). Her research involves Restorative Practices and the visual interpretation of narrative and difficult histories.Jill is co-editor of Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation (Rutgers University Press 2019) along with other articles and book chapters.Support Jill:Read Listening to the MovementRead Slavery’s DescendantsFrom Pandemic to Protest: We Remember (CUNY and Rutgers undergraduates memorialize their experiences of the pandemic in augmented reality)Watch Restorative Justice and Truth-Telling in the USRead Michale Harriot's Twitter thread on white allyshipJoin our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Daniel is director of the undergraduate Social Work program at UNC-Greensboro. He received his PhD in Educational Leadership with a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the UNC-Greensboro in 2008. In the Pedagogy of Cirlces, Daniel breaks down tangible ways to bring RJ circles into teaching social work and more!Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Dr. Carl Stauffer is a senior expert on reconciliation for the U.S. Institute of Peace with 30 years of experience in 37 countries as both a practitioner and academic. His previous work has included directing the Zehr Institute of Restorative Justice at the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University and serving 16 years in South Africa as program director of the Africa Peacebuilding Institute and education and training coordinator for the Letsema Conflict Transformation Program.Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Ted Lewis is a Restorative Justice trainer and consultant with the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota.Contact, Learn More, Support Ted!Website: Restorativechurch.orgProjects: Support the Center for  Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Fund at University of Minnesota DuluthGet your copy of “Listening to the Movement”https://wipfandstock.com/9781532647413/listening-to-the-movement/Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Mia Mingus is a writer, educator and trainer for transformative justice and disability justice. She is a queer disabled Korean transracial and transnational adoptee raised in the Caribbean. She works for community, interdependence and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love.You will meet Mia (0:55). Mia defines transformative justice in her work (15:10) and discusses the difficulty of TJ in our current soil (34:41). She talks about accountability and pod mapping (46:12). Finally, she answers the closing questions (1:19:51).Contact, Learn More, Support Mia!Website: https://www.soiltjp.org/ Blog: https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/ Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Elena’s work includes creating programs, research, and events that promote socially just solutions to public safety problems. She partners with community members and agencies, law enforcement, detention facility staff and inmates, as well as universities and government in an effort to implement socially just policies and practices that are beneficial to all.You will meet Elena (0:55), learn about the science of restorative justice (14:12),  and hear about the importance of right relationships and mentorship (21:41). Then, Elena shares about the criminal legal system and community partnerships (26:21). Finally, she answers the closing questions (59:29).Contact, Learn more, Support Elena:http://www.healingafterharm.org/https://rjhubs.org/ Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Marlon J. Chamberlain is an advocate for people directly impacted by the justice system. Marlon brings over 20 years of lived and professional experience to his work at Heart Alliance.Marlon has an established track record of creating effective coalitions. Previously, he served as the Englewood Project Manager with the READI Chicago Program at Heartland Alliance. Prior to that, he was a Community Organizer with the FORCE (Fighting to Overcome Records and Create Equality) Initiative.In this episode, you will meet Marlon (0:55), hear about his experience within the criminal justice system (5:05), and how he views restorative justice as an essential step to growth after incarceration. He shares his initiatives and role at NACRJ (30:23) and answers the closing questions.Support Marlon: https://fullyfree.org/Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Joel Friesz was introduced to the field of restorative justice in 2005 and felt an immediate connection. His introduction was by way of his role as a part-time restorative conferencing facilitator serving victims of crime and youth involved in the juvenile justice system. He currently serves as the Executive Director of NACRJ.In this episode, Joel shares his ideas for creating a more peaceful and accepting world.Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Vanessa McNorton grew up and continues to live on the south side of Chicago in the Historic Bronzeville community. Vanessa is deeply committed to working with the community, intergenerationally, to be in the right relationship wherever and whenever called. You will meet Vanessa (6:31), hear some anecdotes about her time in schools (15:21), and her experiences with circle processes that span intergenerational lines (32:34). Finally, she answers the closing questions.Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and shareContact, Learn More, Support Vanessa:Website: https://www.nehemiahtrinityrising.org/Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Jennifer Viets (she/her/hers) is a Restorative Justice practitioner both in community and in Chicago Public Schools. With an emphasis on using the arts to “reach, teach, and heal,” she has worked as a multi-disciplinary teaching artist and arts administrator for children and families for the past 30 years.You will meet Jenny (0:55), hear about her connections to the arts (3:43). She shares restorative strategies to invite people in (19:03) and to look past a certificate. She shares her past approaches with those who are not yet on board with restorative justice (36:30). She then talks about transformative vs. restorative justice (53:20) and answers the closing questions (1:04:40).Contact, Learn More, Support Jenny:Website: https://project-nia.org/news/restorative-justice-at-home-a-new-resourceSocial: https://www.instagram.com/teachingartist/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennylvietsJoin our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Originally from the Bay Area, Trisa Edmonson is an educator, artist, advocate, and change maker. Her background is largely focused on young adults with carceral involvement. You will meet Trisa (0:55), hear about her life's work in education and justice (13:20),  the importance of meeting people where they're at (20:40), exploring the impact and conflict among young people (35:20). Finally, she answers the closing questions (1:04:01).Make sure to subscribe, rate, review, and share.Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Dorothy is an artist, quilter, activist, and restorative justice practitioner based in Chicago. Among many other things, Dorothy received a 2017 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist fellowship and is an Envisioning Justice Commissioned Artist.You will meet Dorothy (0:55), hear about how she got started in this work (5:00) in public service to her roles in teaching (20:45). She then talks about policing (26:28), her portfolio (45:05) and reparations (50:01). Finally, she answers the closing questions (59:18).Join our Mighty Networks! Contact, Learn More, Support Dorothy!Website: https://www.dorothyburge.com/ Social: https://www.instagram.com/dburge1932/?hl=enProjects: https://wcqn.org/ https://www.chicagotorturejustice.org/Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
Valerie Luna Serrels is a weaver and synthesizer, a mother and mystic. She is also an author of the chapter Radical Relationalism: Restorative Justice with the Earth. She weaves together her background in conflict transformation and restorative justice with Celtic spiritualityThis episode comes just in time to honor Earth day. Valerie discusses the connections to restorative justice from birth and the importance of zooming out to see where we fit in the grander scheme of our earth.Contact, Learn More, Support Valerie!Hagia Sophia: https://www.hagsophia.com/Shenandoah Valley Church of the Wild: https://www.churchofthewildshenvalley.com/Read Valerie's Chapter: https://zehr-institute.org/publications/docs/chapter-7.pdf Join our Mighty Networks platform to chat with other people doing this work!See all our workshops and courses at http://amplifyrj.com/learnFuture Ancestor Collective (Community Gatherings): http://tiny.cc/ARJcommunityRep Amplify RJ Gear at http://amplifyrj.threadless.com You can connect with Amplify RJ:Email list, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Website, Reading list, YouTube, and TikTok!Support the show
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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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