As I begin Election Day 2020, a day that’s sure to be filled with frantic prognostication and analysis in the media, I am asking myself, what does restorative practice have to offer in this moment?
In September, a group of New Yorkers gathered to discuss the possibility of applying to host the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice conference in New York in 2023. Please join us for a second gathering where we hope to widen our circle and tighten our bonds as we further explore this question.
As a follow-up to our recent post about an episode from On the Media called “How to Fix the Internet” we want to share a related TED Talk by Dylan Marron. Marron is a writer, performer and video maker.
This conference will feature efforts to lead positive change that bring people together, explore needs, build trust and encourage creative collaboration. The program will consist of daily plenary sessions, dozens of dynamic breakout sessions to choose from and invaluable networking opportunities.
Mariame Kaba, activist, educator, founder and director of Project NIA recently launched a new resource hub for addressing violence. TransformHarm.org offers an introduction to transformative justice which is a framework to prevent, intervene in, and address harm through non-punitive accountability.