Past Webinars

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Guest: Fania Davis

Host: Carl Stauffer

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The recent wave of internationally publicized police killings in the U.S. has sparked a national race conversation and passionate outcry for justice. But the current justice system cannot deliver the justice we seek – it is itself a perpetrator of massive structural harm. Also, killings of unarmed black people are contemporary expressions of centuries of unhealed racial traumas reaching […]

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Guest: David R. Karp and Kaaren M. Williamsen

Host: Howard Zehr

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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 […]

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Guest: Jeff From

Host: Howard Zehr

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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 […]

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Guest: Lauren Abramson

Host: Carl Stauffer

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The Community Conferencing Center has been providing Restorative Practices in Baltimore for 18 years across many sectors, including: neighborhoods, schools, juvenile justice system, prisons, etc.  Founding Director Lauren Abramson will discuss the successes (e.g. 18,000 residents have successfully resolved crimes and conflicts using Community Conferencing), the challenges (e.g. significantly changing how large bureaucracies function, building […]

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Guest: Johonna Turner and Jonathan Stith

Host: Carl Stauffer

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Young people most affected by mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline are leading a movement for restorative justice in their schools and communities. In Chicago, Voices for Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE), a collaborative led by students of color, recently won the passage of a school discipline law that requires all Illinois schools to dramatically […]

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Guest: Lorenn Walker and Ian Crabbe

Host: Howard Zehr

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This facilitated reentry circle process for youth and adults uses a public health approach applying both restorative justice and solution-focused brief therapy, which is goal oriented and strength based. The model was developed 10 years ago at a men’s prison in Hawai’i. A main purpose of the reentry circle is to give Individual imprisoned people […]

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Guest: Honorable Chief Justice Robert Yazzi

Host: Carl Stauffer

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Guest Bio The Honorable Robert Yazzie is a retired chief Justice of the Navajo Nation. He was the Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation from 1992 through 2003. He practiced law in the Navajo Nation for 16 years, and he was a district judge for eight years. He has a bachelor of arts degree from […]

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Guest: Estelle Archibold, Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Christina Parker and Ann Schumacher

Host: Kathy Evans

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Co-sponsored by Coming to the Table, a racial reconciliation organization affiliated with EMU, and co-hosted by the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice and MA in Education Department at EMU. Over the past few months, we have been learning together about Restorative Justice in Education and ways in which RJE can disrupt the pipelines to prison […]

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Guest: Kathy Evans and Johonna Turner

Host: Carl Stauffer

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Co-sponsored by Coming to the Table, a racial reconciliation organization affiliated with EMU, and co-hosted by the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice and MA in Education Department at EMU. In 2014, school administrators received a “Dear Colleague Letter” from the US Dept of Justice and the US Dept of Education highlighting racial disproportionality in school […]

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Guest: Dr. Dorothy Vaandering and Dr. Brenda Morrison

Host: Kathy Evans

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Co-sponsored by Coming to the Table, a racial reconciliation organization affiliated with EMU, and co-hosted by the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice and MA in Education Department at EMU. Dorothy Vaandering, Ph.D. (Memorial University in Newfoundland) and Brenda Morrison, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University in Vancouver) will be our guests for this discussion about the ways […]

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Guest: Kristin Myers and Sophia Moses (student facilitators), Dr. Shawn Stickler (faculty advisor), Vickie Shoap (FCPS RJ specialist)

Host: Kathy Evans

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Co-sponsored by Coming to the Table, a racial reconciliation organization affiliated with EMU, and co-hosted by the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice and MA in Education Department at EMU. Students from Fairfax County Public Schools Thomas Jefferson High School will present their student led restorative justice program. Thomas Jefferson, commonly known as ‘TJ’ is often […]

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Guest: Anita Wadhwa

Host: Kathy Evans

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Co-sponsored by Coming to the Table, a racial reconciliation organization affiliated with EMU, and co-hosted by the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice and MA in Education Department at EMU. The Restorative Justice Collaborative of Houston is piloting restorative justice at the Academy of Choice (AOC), a non-traditional high school which offers blended learning, small classes, […]

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Guest: Dennis Gingrich

Host: Carl Stauffer

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In his capstone presentation at EMU’s Center for Justice & Peacebuilding, Dennis Gingrich used the lessons learned from a circle he facilitated for 8th – 12th grade boys. “He should just go kill himself like his mother did!” was the flashpoint that created a volatile and potentially violent situation fueled by the hurt and anger […]

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Guest: Jennifer Larson Sawin

Host: Howard Zehr

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Until this last summer, Jennifer Larson Sawin served as Executive Director of Communities for Restorative Justice. C4RJ is a unique community-police nonprofit partnership founded in 2000 and operating in the Greater Boston area. The unique initiative has engendered widespread regional interest; C4RJ now serves 13 police departments and communities with requests for expansion continuing apace. In […]

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Guest: Ellen Halbert

Host: Howard Zehr

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Until recently, Ellen Halbert was victim advocate in a prosecutor’s office. She is herself a survivor of a violent attack and also a facilitator of severe crime dialogues. She was the mediator/facilitator in the well-known case documented in the film, “Meeting with a Killer.” An unusual characteristic of this documentary is that it provides glimpses […]