Please join us for day 3 of Oak Park Public Library's second annual Restorative Justice conference. This year's theme is Restorative Community Practices: Building Stronger Families, Schools, and Communities.
Day 3 focuses on restorative strategies to build a stronger community. This closing day will share how the Oak Park Public Library is utilizing multiple initiatives that are not traditionally called restorative to engage with the larger community. Speakers and panelists will include:
2:20-3:30 pm Cafe conversations facilitated by Doris Davenport, featuring:
Stephen Jackson, Social Services Specialist, Oak Park Public Library
Frances Kraft, Co-Founder of Equity Team Inc.
Sarah Yale, Community Engagement Manager, Oak Park Public Library
Sgt. Vanessa Westley, Chicago Police Department and Bridging the Divide
3:30-4 pm Mosaic of Stories, a sampling of oral histories gathered at the conference
4-4:30 pm Closing circle
Full conference details
The three-day Restorative Community Practices: Building Stronger Families, Schools, and Communities conference is October 4-6 at the Main Library. Please register to attend one, two, or all three days of the conference. A meal will be available to those who register.
Day 1 | Friday, October 4, 5:30-9 pm. We'll focus on building Restorative practices to strengthen families with children. Register now »
Day 2 | Saturday, October 5, 9 am-4:30 pm. We'll learn how Restorative practices can promote a safe learning environment in schools. Register now »
Day 3 | Sunday, October 6, 1-6 pm. We'll focus on the community, including learning about Restorative approaches and strategies the library uses as it strives to make the community the center of everything it does. Register now »
Event Type(s): Learn & Connect, Civic Learning, Arts & Culture
Age Group(s): Adults, Babies & Toddlers, Elementary School, High School, Preschool, Middle School, Older Adults