Sidney Morgan, M.A. is a nationally recognized facilitator, mediator, speaker, and consultant specializing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work, Restorative Justice practices, and Conflict Transformation. She has over 18 years’ experience as a Restorative Justice Practitioner and certified Conflict Mediation Facilitator. She has worked with Private and Public sector organizations as well as, educational institutions, and Community Accountability Processes.
Sidney began her Restorative Justice & DEI journey with the Juvenile Justice Department in Portland, Oregon. Experiencing the school-to-prison pipeline through her juvenile justice work there, she was able to see the powerful impact that Restorative Justice had on the youth and families she served, which led her to become a K-12 District Restorative Justice Coordinator, within the public school system. In this position Sidney was able to train, coach, facilitate, and support school staff throughout the district in racial equity, DEI, and Restorative Justice practices. In 2018, Sidney began her own consultancy working with organizations across the country. Sidney leads DEI work with organizations focused on what the late James Baldwin offers, “ If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you can’t see.” This means we must take the opportunity to examine the quality of our consciousness.
Sidney holds a M.A. in Transformational Leadership and Restorative Justice from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. She also has a degree in Biblical Theology from Trinity Bible College and Seminary in Newburg, Indiana. Sidney is grounded in the belief that DEI and Restorative Justice practices offers an opportunity to see “What are the possibilities from this process and what is possible from here?”
Sidney lives in the Northwest with her family. She enjoys vegan cooking, running, martial arts, and time at the Pacific Northwest Coast.