Webinar: How do we walk our talk? Exploring restorative organizational practices

When: 16 October, 2019 | 4:30 - 6 p.m. (Eastern standard time)

Guests: Kazu Haga and Sonya Shah

Host: Kirby Broadnax



As organizations working on peacebuilding and restorative practices, how do we align our internal structures and policies with our core values? What could it look like to build organizations and institutions whose internal practices reflect the vision of the world we want to create? Does the traditional nonprofit model always reflect those visions, or could they sometimes run counter to how we want to be in relationship? What are the struggles and contradictions in building these practices within the confines of capitalism and modernity?

This webinar will explore stories, experiments, and experiences from two organizations—East Point Peace Academy and the Ahimsa Collective—that are trying to build alternative organizational models that are in integrity with the values of peacebuilding and restorative justice. Join us as we continue to explore how to be in right relationship with our values, and with each other during these trying times.

Guest Bios

kazu haga

Kazu Haga is the founder and Coordinator of the East Point Peace Academy, is a trainer in Kingian Nonviolence and teaches various aspects of nonviolence, restorative justice and mindfulness. Born in Tokyo, Japan, he has been engaged in social change work since the age of 17, and has played leading roles in various social movements. He works to empower incarcerated communities, young people and activists around the country. He currently resides in Oakland, Calif.





sonya shahSonya Shah initiated the Ahimsa Collective in January 2016. She has 20 years experience in social justice education and 10 years experience in restorative justice. She is an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has trained hundreds of facilitators in trauma healing and restorative justice practices across the U.S. She’s worked closely with survivors of violent crimes, people who have committed violence, families impacted by violence and law enforcement. Central to her core values are creating belonging and beloved community in every aspect of her work and life, and balancing her relationship to self, others, the community and nature. She is a survivor of sexual abuse and a first-generation immigrant from the Northwestern part of India. She speaks at national conferences, colleges and on the radio, and occasionally writes short articles on the Huffington Post.