Past Webinars

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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, […]

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Guest: Tyrone Werts and Greg Winship

Host: Howard Zehr

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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 […]

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Guest: Linda Armstrong and Barbara Holley

Host: Dr. Carl Stauffer

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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

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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 […]

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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

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Guest: Thalia González

Host: Dr. Carl Stauffer

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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

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Guest: Eric Lotke

Host: Johonna Turner

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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, […]

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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? […]