Past Webinars

When: 4 April 2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: nuri nusrat, Jenny Poretz and Robert Howard

Host: Johonna Turner

Description:

nusrat, Poretz and Howard will discuss their experiences talking with young people about sex and sexual harm, more generally, in ways that call forth accountability but also address the structural and cultural roots of sexual harm in our society. Poretz and nusrat have facilitated restorative community conferences around sexual harm between young people and Howard […] 

When: 11 April 2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: nuri nusrat, Jenny Poretz and Robert Howard

Host: Johonna Turner

Description:

Cost: $36 per registrant This follow-up session will provide an opportunity to talk with the presenters of April 4’s webinar, in more depth about RJ approaches to sexual harm. Unlike a regular webinar, we will use a phone and video conferencing platform that will enable you to interact with the seminar leaders and other participants. […] 

When: 18 April 2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Alison Espinosa-Setchko, Kazu Haga, Richard Smith

Host: Johonna Turner

Description:

Centering victims and survivors of harm is a longstanding principle of restorative justice. What does this mean in the restorative justice movement today? How should we define “victims” and “survivors”? What needs must be addressed? Join us for a critical conversation with the leaders of two RJ-informed initiatives centering survivors of violence who offer fresh […] 

When: 21 February 2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Catherine Bargen and Aaron Lyons

Host: Howard Zehr

Description:

This webinar will explore the contested issue of “standards” in restorative justice, using the example of a current initiative in the Canadian province of British Columbia as a basis for group discussion and learning. While some restorative justice advocates urge that standards are essential to maintaining quality practice and securing the confidence of referral agents, […] 

When: 17 January 2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Tyrone Werts and Greg Winship

Host: Howard Zehr

Description:

This webinar will reflect on the role of the formerly incarcerated in the Restorative Justice movement and on restorative justice in prison. The webinar features two men, both of whom were incarcerated with life sentences. Collectively, they have more than 50 years’ experience in the criminal justice system and have more than 30 years’ experience […] 

When: 13 December 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Linda Armstrong and Barbara Holley

Host: Dr. Carl Stauffer

Description:

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va. In June 2015, Dylann Roof, a White Supremacist, shot nine people at Bible Study in Charleston, South Carolina. The Reverend Wallace Adams-Riley later delivered a sermon about his own church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va. The church was consecrated in 1845 and was the home parish church for […]

This webinar was sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

When: 6 December 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Sonya Shah, Carl Stauffer and Sarah King

Host: Wonshé | local (Harrisonburg) RJ practitioner and CJP graduate

Description:

Earlier this year the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice organized a series of listening sessions across the United States and British Columbia with the support of the Porticus Foundation and Open Philanthropy. The intention of the project was to get a feel for “the state of the state” of restorative justice — to take the pulse of […] 

When: 15 November 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Jodie Geddes (President, Board of Managers) and Tom DeWolf (Executive Director)

Host: Dr. Howard Zehr

Description:

Coming to the Table began when two dozen people, African and European descendants from both sides of the system of enslavement in the United States, gathered together at Eastern Mennonite University in January 2006. Participants began to envision a more connected and truthful world that would address the unresolved and persistent effects of the historic […]

This webinar was sponsored by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

When: 18 October 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Thalia González

Host: Dr. Carl Stauffer

Description:

This webinar will reflect on the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission, which dealt with a situation where native families “suffered unjustly under racially biased policies designed to disrupt community, disband traditional family structure and solve ‘the Indian problem’ by assimilating native children into white society.” VA Case Study: National Truth-Telling gathering in […]

This webinar was sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

When: 20 September 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: David Anderson Hooker, PhD, JD, MDiv

Host: Dr. Carl Stauffer

Description:

Drawing from both the Transforming Historical Harms manual (Hooker and Potter-Czaijkowski EMU 2012) and the Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing (Hooker, SkyHorse Publishing/Good Books 2016), Hooker will discuss the role and practices of unveiling hidden narratives that support and sustain conflict, and those that allow conflicting parties to move forward together. After proposing framework, […]

When: 28 June 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Host: Kurt Boshart and Vanessa Westley

Description:

This course has been postponed to late fall (2017) or early winter (2018). Please check back again at that time for ways to register. This six part course is an introduction into restorative justice with an emphasis on its applications in law enforcement. Participants will explore innovative ways to incorporate restorative justice within an agency, […] 

When: 26 April 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Vanessa Westley

Host: Dr. Carl Stauffer

Description:

“There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask “what’s possible?” not “what’s wrong?” Notice what you care about, be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.” –Margaret Wheatley Guest Bio Officer Vanessa Westley is a twenty-five year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. She has served in various […] 

When: 19 April 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Sonya Shah and Sarah King

Host: Dr. Carl Stauffer

Description:

Restorative Justice is alive and well across this nation and beyond. The explosion of energy and activity surrounding the application of restorative justice is breathtaking. Is this a passing fad, a call to professional focus, or a burgeoning social movement? Whatever the case may be, restorative justice as an academic discipline and a practice field […] 

When: 22 March 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Marcia Lee, Kezia R. Curtis, Josephine Boakye and Jodie Geddes

Host: Dr. Johonna Turner

Description:

Please join us for a dynamic conversation between restorative justice practitioners who are on the frontlines of restorative justice work in their communities in Detroit and Oakland. In this conversation we will explore the ways in which social identities, power, privilege and oppression impact peacemaking circles and Restorative Justice work. We will explore specific examples […]

When: 15 February 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: RJ Maccani, Mia Mingus, Nathaniel Shara and Ejeris Dixon

Host: Dr. Johonna Turner

Description:

What is transformative justice? What can restorative justice thinkers, scholars and practitioners learn from the contemporary transformative justice movement? This webinar offers an introduction to transformative justice. It will also highlight leading organizers’ current work to conceptualize transformative justice praxis and create responses to intimate violence. Guest Bios RJ Maccani has been active in social […] 

When: 7 December 2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Brenda Waugh

Host: Howard Zehr

Description:

Many attorneys are seeking ways to implement restorative principles and/or practices within their law practice. Over the past few years, some of these havie been gathering to share ideas and support one another -they include a wide range of law practice i.e. criminal defense, prosecution, personal injury, family law, and others. In this webinar, several […] 

When: 2 November 2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Eric Lotke

Host: Johonna Turner

Description:

A girl is sexually abused by her father, and runs away. “Never again!” she yells as she slams the door. Now she’s on her own. Obviously she needs to survive.— But she also needs to heal her wounds and come to terms with the family she left behind. Author Eric Lotke discusses his new novel, […] 

When: 19 October 2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Ted Lewis and Chris Marshall

Host: Carl Stauffer and Johonna Turner

Description:

Over the past couple of decades we have seen greater cross-fertilization between the realms of restorative justice, restorative theology, and restorative church practices. What might be gained if there were more deliberate efforts to encourage these cross-over conversations? Could theologians of the Christian faith benefit more from having direct knowledge of restorative justice case studies? […]

When: 21 September 2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Yejide Ankobia and nuri nustrat

Host: Howard Zehr

Description:

Restorative Community Conferencing (RCC) offers a promising way of addressing youthful wrongdoing, with its ability to reduce recidivism, satisfy victims of crimes, and increase community involvement. After an incident has occurred that would normally result in criminal charges or a school disciplinary process, RCC offers a voluntary opportunity for dialogue. During the RCC, the young […] 

When: 20 April 2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Cheryl P. Talley

Host: Howard Zehr

Description:

The first guiding principal of Restorative Justice states that “Crime is fundamentally a violation of people and interpersonal relationships.” Yet, crime is not always judged as criminal and there can be far-reaching impact. Recent events involving the shootings of unarmed African Americans by police clearly represent a violation far beyond that of the grieving families and their immediate communities. Although, a circle process […] 

When: 17 February 2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: David R. Karp and Kaaren M. Williamsen

Host: Howard Zehr

Description:

A national social movement is well-underway to address campus sexual and gender-based misconduct. This has raised awareness; fostered policy and procedural changes; increased training, case management, and data collection; and increase reporting and adjudication. However, this movement has often promoted adversarial and retributive responses that may lead to prolonged trauma for victims, adverse educational outcomes […] 

When: 20 January 2016 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest: Jeff From

Host: Howard Zehr

Description:

As practitioners of Restorative Justice we often do not take enough time to reflect on our practice and the learnings we have gleaned from this beautifully healing and hard emotional work. This webinar explores Restorative Justice through the lens of working with men in prison and trauma healing awareness. Jeff From has conducted over 50 […]