Archives for 2011

JUDGE PEGGY FULTON HORA

JUDGE PEGGY FULTON HORA is a former dean of the B.E. Witkin Judicial College of California, has been on the faculty of the National Judicial College since 1992. She is the recipient of the Bernard S. Jefferson Judicial Education Award from the California Judges’ Association and a Senior Judicial Fellow for the National Drug Court Institute. She has been instrumental in building the problem-solving courts movement and presided over the Drug Treatment Court within her criminal assignment in California. Her work in this area has contributed to the creation of a new genre of justice – therapeutic jurisprudence – opportunities
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Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond

Mali Rowan Presents Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond Dialogue Series with very special guest James O’Dea Dear Friends, I began working with James O’Dea in 2004 when he was President at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and with a core and common vision aimed at courageous Peacebuilding and deep interests in human rights, social healing and reform of prison systems in the US, I’ve enjoyed a continued collaboration with him. I find James to be, at essence, one of the best-kept secrets in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in our world. His presence elicits a deep dive
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Social Healing and Slavery’s Legacy

Social Healing and Slavery’s Legacy, and Tree Plantings along the Slavery Route. An evening of dialogue and insight as part of the Restorative Justice & Social Healing Dialogue Series hosted by Mali Rowan Presents. The First Tree planting: Tennessee Slavery’s Legacy & Growing a Global Heart with Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills, Co-Founders of Growing A Global Heart and your host, Molly Rowan Leach “From Slavery to Stardust”: What does Healing Look Like?
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The Instrument of Forgiveness in Social Healing” with Azim Khamisa

Azim Khamisa: an astonishing story, and an incredible life of service. Azim is featured on the PBS Documentary, “The Power of Forgiveness”, and hailed by The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and thousands of children, teachers/leaders worldwide as one of our time’s foremost ambassadors of Forgiveness…he co-founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to cease violence with the father of his son’s killer. You will not want to miss this intimate circle! Azim’s son, Tariq, was murdered by Tony Hicks on January 21, 1995 in an act of gang-related senseless violence. Instead of hatred and revenge, Azim chose to forgive. And not
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J. Kim Wright is the ABA Bestselling Author of Lawyers as Peacemakers

J. Kim Wright is the ABA Bestselling Author of Lawyers as Peacemakers, an attorney, and Founder of Cutting Edge Law. Kim is unequivocally at the cutting edge of Evolutionary Law and Social Evolution and has devoted her life to staying at the frontlines of holistic and human-based approaches to law and beyond, and to their implementation especially in the United States. Kim also co-hosts with me a very powerful series for Evolutionary Lawyers featuring a stellar range of guest speakers, and asking Lawyers to challenge themselves each week to commit to evolutionary acts in the Law. Join Kim and I
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Herb Blake

Herb Blake has an extraordinary life story. And just after this interview he passed on. His service to life is not forgotten and this series is dedicated to his memory, and to continuing the work he did to share stories about justice. We love you Herb! As an inmate at Folsom State Prison in CA, he discovered the gift hidden within his being: service to others, and service to healing, forgiveness and beyond. Inside prison he became a “coach” for fellow inmates. Upon reentering society, Herb became a Certified Circle Keeper in Restorative Justice, an author, speaker, and Radio Host
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Lois DeMott

Lois DeMott’s story is one of the most heartbreaking stories I’ve heard–and as an insider to the criminal justice system, I’ve heard my share of stories. Lois is the founder of Citizens for Prison Reform, a fast-growing citizens network that focuses especially on the treatment of mentally ill who are incarcerated… she will join us tonight to share her story, her journey, and the amazing courage she has had in turning tragedy into action that aims to change the system and connect families and prisoners to solutions. I am extraordinarily honored that Lois will be with us tonight. She has
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Dr. Judith Thompson

Dr. Judith Thompson has spent decades of her life in service to social healing and peace in our world. She has an exquisite soul-eloquence and a brilliant mind. She is one of the pioneers leading scholarly research and conducting Social Healing circles internationally and is the Co-Director of the International Social Healing Project with James O’Dea. DOWNLOAD PDF of their report “The Social Healing Project”: http://jamesodea.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/The-Social-Healing-Project-Report.pdf Judith has spent countless hours disseminating the essentials of how wounding and healing correspond. I am truly and deeply honored that she will be my guest tomorrow night for the continuing series on Restorative
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Matthew Albracht

Matthew Albracht is a colleague, friend and an incredibly skilled leader in cultivating a culture of peace. As the Executive Vice President of The Peace Alliance he has mobilized some incredibly powerful statements of action in the Youth Promise Act (youthpromiseaction.org) and in mobilizing a country around all the powerful acts of peacebuilding already in motion. He is a mover and shaker, a powerful mobilizer and a leader showing how Peace is an unstoppable force that we create with our vision coupled with action. I am excited to invite you to join Matthew and I tonight for an hour of
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