Archives for 2012

The River of Peace and Justice

The River of Peace and Justice: regaining interconnectivity to sustain and flourish amidst conflict and change with heart phoenix, dot maver, and jeffrey weisberg of the river phoenix center for peacebuilding Heart Phoenix, Jeffrey Weisberg, Dot Maver (L to R) of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding Thursday, May 3rd Focus: We will explore the foundational, grassroots aspects of regaining our human connectivity and underscore the consciousness plus practices that support a more humane justice: one that seeks to understand, amend, atone, and heal individual and collective wounds. It is my pleasure and honor to host Dot, Jeffrey and Heart and
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Kay Pranis of Circle Processes and long-time Restorative Justice academic and advocate

Please visit Living Justice Press for books on Restorative Justice and beyond. www.livingjusticepress.com Kay served the Minnesota Department of Corrections in the position of Restorative Justice Planner from 1994 to 2003. In that position she provided education to the criminal justice system, other agencies and the general public about restorative justice. She also assisted groups interested in implementing the principles of restorative justice in their communities through system change and community empowerment. She worked with leaders in corrections, law enforcement, the judiciary, civic organizations, neighborhood groups, faith communities and education to develop a comprehensive response to crime and conflict based
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Linda Alvarez of Discovering Agreement

COUNCIL TOPICS: Restorative Justice and Circles in action; Discovering conflict’s gift, and more. Linda is changing the system day by day from within, as an attorney. I am so grateful to her for taking time to share with us insights from the “trenches”. Linda Alvarez’s work as an attorney and as a business consultant transforms the way contract negotiation, drafting, and enforcement impact business relationships. Linda facilitates a wide range of transactions and relationships, enabling the parties to design worthwhile, sustainable and enjoyable transactions and relationships, conduct their business and legal affairs with integrity, and establish reliable frameworks for addressing
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Sylvia Clute, Attorney, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality

RESTORATIVE & UNITIVE JUSTICE TUESDAY, MARCH Sylvia Clute, Attorney, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality and one of the world’s foremost advocates and practitioners of “Unitive Justice” Sylvia Clute is a former trial attorney and holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, and an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of California at Click for info and to purchase. Highly Recommended! Berkeley. After graduating from law school and establishing a practice, Clute co-founded the only women’s bank in the South, became chairman of the board, and helped move
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Kenny Johnson Author of The Last Hustle and Founder, This Sacred Space

KENNY JOHNSON, AUTHOR: The Last Hustle, FORMER PRISONER, FOUNDER: THIS SACRED SPACE Thursday, March 22nd 5pm PST/8pmEST Kenny Johnson devoted his life to crime, beginning in his early teens and served over twenty years in various city, county, state, and federal prisons. During his early years in prison, he spent most of his time participating in all sorts of religious and substance abuse groups. Hopefully, in one of these groups he would hear the magic words that would release him from the grip of his inner and outer prisons. It was his inner desire for freedom that led him and
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Dominic Barter of Restorative Circles

Dominic Barter has studied the interface between societal and personal change, and the role of conflict, since the 1980s. Since 2004 he has worked as consultant and training program director for the Brazilian Restorative Justice pilot projects, in collaboration with the UN Development Program, UNESCO, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Special Secretariat for Human Rights. He has focused on developing effective models and training programs for practitioners to address youth crime and its consequences, as well as working with judges, school administrators, police, social services as well as youth and community leaders in supervising implementation. Dominic coordinates
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Saul Arbess & Penny Joy

How a small group of people have made extensive change in Canada and Worldwide towards Peace & Restorative Justice Very special guests Penny Joy & Saul Arbess of Restorative Circles and the Canadian Dept. of Peace Initiative In her own words…Penny Joy Born in England in the Blitz, I think perhaps my whole life has been directed into a spiraling path of exploration into peace. Growing up in Malta, Sri Lanka, Germany, working in England and Spain engendered a love of travel, people and stories. Repertory theatre work in England morphed into a decade of creative work with BBC TV.
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Special Guest Anael Harpaz

Special Guest Anael Harpaz, born in S. Africa and living in Israel, Poet, Author of upcoming childrens book on peace and nonviolence. She will share her profound personal journey of transformation and share what she witnessed working with young Israeli and Palestinian women during her time with Creativity For Peace, a camp that immerses young women and girls from Israel/Palestine in sharing, NVC, creative arts, deep expression and understanding. Anael, In Her Own Words… Anael Harpaz I am a person who grew up in a land of separation- South Africa in the fifties, and at the age of seventeen left
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The phenomenal Susan Partnow and The Power of Compassionate Listening

Susan Partnow and The Power of Compassionate Listening, Restorative Circles and Bringing Peace into Everyday Practice. Susan Partnow is passionately committed to grassroots citizen action, Susan Partnow peacemaking, dialogue and community building. She facilitates processes that transform conflict and promote co-intelligence – all arising from a deep belief that we can and must ‘listen our way to wholeness’ and find our essential humanity through connection and dialogue. For decades, Susan has helped create grassroots networks that work collaboratively and compassionately, from the founding of Families for Peace in the early 80’s to Global Citizen Journey in 2003. Susan has joined delegations
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OCCUPY THE DREAM: MLK, Jr. AND THE POWER OF LOVE

A SPECIAL FREE TELECOUNCIL IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT WITH INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FILMMAKER AND Velcrow “Crow” Ripper on the ground at Occupy MOVEON.ORG’S FEATURED OCCUPY DOCUMENTARIAN; OCCUPY LOVE’S VELCROW “CROW” RIPPER DOCUMENTARY AT WWW.OCCUPYLOVE.ORG Velcrow will share about the Occupy Love Movement and his first-hand experiences on the ground in NYC since the beginning of the Occupy Movement. He’ll share his insights as a globally renowned documentarian as to the profound state of our world’s possibility to shift into love and human-based systems. Join us Monday evening in honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s
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