Restorative Justice Youth Conference

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Event Details

Join us for our first annual Restorative Justice Youth Conference, where we will explore the theme "What is restorative justice?" Come share your definition of restorative justice and what it should look like for your community. Our event will host peace circles, panels, workshops, and so much more:
  • Our workshop presenters are:
    • A.L.M.A.: Justice and Compassion: Opposites or Parts of a Whole?
      This workshop explores the relationship between emotional intelligence, the practices of Compassion and Nonviolent Communication, and the principles of restorative justice.
    • Catherine Cook School: What Does Justice Looks Like?
      We will examine in depth the four types of justice: distributive; procedural; restorative; retributive and how these definitions relate to the different types of settings we find ourselves in. We will attempt to explore what justice looks like for individuals, communities, and institutions wrestling with how to have a sense of fairness for all those involved.
    • YES Prep Northbrook: Restorative Justice and Systemic Oppression
      Restorative practitioners engage in restorative conversations that attempt to link interpersonal harms to the framing of the 4 I's of oppression- ideological, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized. In this session, participants will look at a case study and determine how they would respond to various disciplinary incidents that involve xenophobia, racism, and colorism.
    • Pamela Purdie Alliance Building Inc.
      Participants will have the opportunity to sit in Circle with a trained Circlekeeper and to experience what elements are involved in Restorative Circles. 

9am-9:45am Preparation Set up

10am-10:25am Breakfast/Video Surveys/Ipad Surveys

10:30am11:10am Welcome/ Opening Circle

11:15am-12:15pm Practitioners Panel

Panelist Facilitators-Troy Washington and Patrick Chrisp

12:15pm-1:10pm Lunch Break

1:15pm-2:10pm Workshop Breakout #1

2:15pm-3:05pm Workshop Breakout #2

3:15pm-4:05pm Workshop Breakout #3

4:15pm-4:45pm Closing Circle/ Surveys

This two-day conference also will take place on Sunday, October 7.

What is restorative justice? Learn more (pdf) ยป

Event Type(s): Students Grades 6-12, More Than a Month, Learn & Connect, Civic Learning
Age Group(s): Teens, Adults
Middle School Services Librarian Jose Cruz

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