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Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) Conference

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In light of the current circumstances, the RJE conference will be held via video conferencing June 23 & 24, 2020.

Theme:  "Youth-Led Restorative Justice"

Join us for input from experts in the field of restorative justice as it pertains to education. Sessions will be offered for newcomers to the field as well as those with experience in RJE. Keynote speaker is Dr. Anita Wadhwa; additional input will be provided by Ram Bhagat, Martha Brown, Joe Brummer, Kathy Evans, Laura Feichtinger McGrath, Bob Garrity, Kevin Gilbert, April Howard, Emily Imgram, Deb Lokrantz, Judy Mullet, Dwanna Nicole, Sal Romero, and David Shenk.

Cost: $100 per participant

Conference materials and handouts

Tentative Schedule

DAY ONE  - JUNE 23, 2020 (EDT)
Time Session  
8:30 - 8:50 Check-in  
8:50 - 9 Welcome and Conference Overview Dr. Kathy Evans
9 - 10:15 Opening Keynote Dr. Anita Wadhwa/Leslie Lux
10:30 - 11:45 Session 1: Foundations of Restorative Justice in Education Dr. Kathy Evans/Deb Lokrantz
12 - 1:15 Session 2:  Leadershift: How Administrators are Embracing Restorative Justice Dr. Kevin Gilbert /Dwanna Nicole
1:30 - 2:45 Session 3: Peacebuilding in the Classroom Dr. Judy Mullet
3 - 4:15 Session 4: How Readiness Assessments, Evaluation, and Implementaton Science Go Hand in Hand Dr. Martha Brown
4:30 - 5:45 Session 5: A Collaborative Approach to Implementing Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices Joe Brummer
6 - 7:30

Sesson 6: Building Resilience for Challenging Systemic Racism: A Restorative Practice for Youth Dealing with Urban Trauma

Dr. Ram Bhagat

DAY TWO - JUNE 24, 2020 (EDT)
8:30 - 9 Check-in  
9 - 10:15 Session 7: Restorative Discipline Bob Garrity
10:30 - 11:45 Session 8: RJE Practices for English Language Learners

Emily Imgram/Laura Feichtinger McGrath/David Shenk

12 - 1:15

Session 9: Introduction to Online Circle Processes 

Dr. Kathy Evans

1:30 - 2:45 Session 10: More than an Alternative: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline Through Restorative Justice Dr. Kevin Gilbert/Dwanna Nicole
3 - 4:15 Session 11: Building Family and Community Support for RJE April Howard/Sal Romero
4:30 - 5:30 Closing Keynote: Building a More Restorative School Culture through Student Leadership Dr. Anita Wadhwa  /Jose Lagunas
5:30 - 5:45 Closing Remarks: Adjourn

Session Descriptions

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