Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) Conference
June 28 and 29, 2022 (EST)
Join us virtually for our annual conference on Restorative Justice in Education. Whether you are new to restorative justice or a long-time practitioner, there will be sessions for all experience levels.
Topics will include:
- Foundations of RJE
- Engaging English Learners
- RJE and DEI
- Peaceable Learning Environments
- Trauma and RJE
- and much more!
View the full schedule below. All times listed are EST.
Sheryl R. Wilson will present the opening keynote on "Getting Back to the Roots of Restorative Justice: Applying the Concept of Sankofa to Our Practice."
Sheryl is the Executive Director of the Kansas Institute Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) in North Newton, KS, and has been a practitioner, trainer and educator in restorative justice for 20 years, working with individuals, non-profits, academic institutions, and public agencies from around the world. Her work in restorative justice has included facilitating restorative justice dialogues in various venues (including virtual circle-keeping for national forums), working as a community mediator and serving as a researcher. Her experience also includes teaching restorative justice courses at the college level, community outreach, victim offender dialogue, and defense-initiated victim outreach in capital cases. Sheryl is author of “Calling Out Whiteness,” a chapter in Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities (Living Justice Press, 2020). She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) with a bachelor of science degree in Mediation and Communication Studies and a restorative justice-based Master of Liberal Studies degree. Sheryl is a Kansas state-approved mediator, and serves by appointment on the Kansas Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution. She serves as the current board of directors President of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ).
Joe Brummer will present the conference's closing keynote on "Trauma-Informed Restorative Justice."
Joe has actively helped schools implement peer mediation programs and school-wide restorative practices. As a private consultant beginning in 2015, Joe has designed a trauma-informed approach of restorative practices and infused this model in Connecticut schools. In 2017, he completed a six-year term on the board of directors for the National Association for Community Mediation. He has presented on restorative justice nationally, including Washington State, Massachusetts, Ohio, Hawaii, and Connecticut. Most recently, Joe presented on trauma-informed restorative practices at the last three Annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conferences hosted by the Trauma and Attachment Network. He also presented on Conflict and Peace Building in 2012 and 2013 for the Annual International Leadership Training Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum sponsored by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut.
Conference Sessions and Speakers
**These are important sessions for people new to RJE. If this is your first conference, please consider attending.
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