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Beyond the Bars 2023: Seeding Justice

March 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am - March 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Taking place from March 24 to the 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET, this in-person event will bring together people, organizations and movements working on indigenous peacemaking, and restorative, transformative, healing and reparative justice to develop solidarity, share analysis, exchange strategies and practices, and together build power to create the world we need. There is more interest in these approaches than ever before yet relatively limited opportunities to learn, connect and grow about them. BTB 2023 will be an opportunity to learn about how people and communities are taking up these approaches in their own communities, about the tensions and possibilities of working in relationship to systems, and to build connections between and among those already doing this work.

The conference will focus on these guiding questions in the hopes of strengthening our collective work:
  • How do we understand the similarities and differences between indigenous peacemaking, restorative, transformative, healing and reparative justice?
  • How are people and organizations taking up these approaches in their own communities? What is working? what is not?
  • How do we ensure that these approaches to justice between people and communities are connected to movements for broader social transformation?
  • What are the tensions, limitations and possibilities in working in relationship to systems?
  • How can we think about the question of scale? Should we be scaling up these approaches? Or is there another way to think about this?
  • How do these approaches help us to address conflict and harm within movements?

There is a ticket for each day of the conference. The organizers ask that you please only register for the day(s) that you intend to come.  While they fully intend to accommodate everyone who registers, registration does not guarantee you a seat. Space at all events will be first come first seated for all registered attendees.

They strive to practice collective care and the health and safety of our communities is a priority. To be in solidarity with our elders, immunocompromised attendees, and our broader sick and disabled kin, they ask that masks be worn at the conference except when eating. They will have masks available for anyone who needs one. They also ask that attendees take a covid test before attending. Finally, they ask that If you are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness or have recently had a COVID exposure, please stay home.

For additional information and to register, visit their website. We hope to see you Sunday afternoon for our session on Seeding Restorative Communities of Practice!


March 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am
March 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Columbia School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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