The Impact of Social Issues on Restorative Justice (671)

Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho and Carl Stauffer

Explore how race, class, gender, and culture drive individual and community conflict and resilience. Use the tools and methods of restorative justice processes as transformative mechanisms to respond to legacies of long-term structural and/or historical harms. In this course you will use examples from your own contexts to practice locating the conflict discourse and mapping the conflict’s short and long term impact within a restorative justice blueprint. Participants will discuss ways to broaden dialogue to include restorative applications from within race, gender, class and cultural divides and create narrative products that can be utilized as both facilitation and evaluation instruments.

Embodied learning will be guided by case studies, role-play simulation, textual analysis, expressive arts/media, and written assignments.

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