Monthly Archives August 2017

Rita Marie Johnson: From Confusion to Connection, and from Conflict to Mutually Met Needs

Key Themes from Dialogue: How the Connection Practice works, stories from the field, scalability and fears, racial and ideological strife, working with children Rita Marie Johnson shares how the Connection Practice supports restorative justice practices and conflict resolution by creating safe spaces for uncovering the root of why harms are done, and helping all involved to find connection points via empathy, insight, and coherence. She draws on her depth of experience in a lifetime dedicated to peacebuilding.Rita Marie Johnson is creator of the Connection Practice. She is founder and CEO of Rasur Foundation International, which sponsors the Connection Practice. In
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Anita Wadhwa: How Schools, and Our Lives, Can Become Liberating Places

Anita Wadhwa is the Restorative Justice Coordinator at Yes Prep Northbrook High School and CFO of Restorative Empowerment for Youth, a consultancy which conducts restorative justice trainings co-facilitated by young people. She also founded the Restorative Justice Collaborative of Houston. Her book, Restorative Justice in Urban Schools: Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline, analyzes the school to prison pipeline in a historical context, and explores how restorative justice – coupled with critical pedagogy focused on the political, social and economic structures that contribute to students’ schooling experiences – can transform relationships and create space for increased student engagement and political
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