Waking Up White: An Interview & Conversation with Author Debby Irving

March 13, 2019
Waking Up White: An Interview & Conversation with Author Debby Irving

Debby Irving is a racial justice educator, author, and public speaker. A community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years, Debby Irving grappled with racial injustice without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to it.

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March 8, 2019
Reckoning With Violence: Powerful NYT Article From Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander addresses how restorative justice is a viable approach to violent crime in this excellent NYT opinion piece from March 3, 2019.

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February 26, 2019
Restorative Circles Facebook Community

If you are looking to find an active and engaging online community, you might appreciate as we do the Restorative Circles Facebook group conversation page. If you are new to the global work of RC and Dominic Barter, you might also appreciate visiting the website In addition, Restorative Justice on The Rise has had multiple […]

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February 26, 2019
The Heart's Intelligence & The Role of Regulation

The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence – a path to personal, social and global coherence Reposted in part from The Institute of HeartMath Restorative justice practices include exploring the power of self regulation and how to practice regulation specific to our needs in order to better navigate conflict when it arises.  The Institute of HeartMath has researched coherence […]

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February 11, 2019
Map of RJ Programs, New Zealand

A map of restorative justice programs in New Zealand, from the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice, Wellington.

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February 11, 2019
From the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice, New Zealand

The Strengthening the Criminal Justice System for Victims Survey is an opportunity for victims/survivors to tell us their views, what works and what doesn’t, and how it can be improved. We've been asked to share the link to the survey widely so that more victims' voices can be heard. From the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice.

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February 7, 2019
From IIRP: Research Shows Restorative Practices Improves School Climate

Research shows restorative practices improves school climate, reduces student suspensions and discipline disparities Written by Laura Mirsky Published: January 9, 2019 In one of the first rigorous, large-scale evaluations of restorative practices in a large urban school district, researchers from RAND Corporation found that restorative practices improved school climate, reduced student suspensions and decreased discipline […]

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February 6, 2019
Restoration of Voice: From Suppression to Expression--Dr. William Bledsoe

One of the most striking differences between a coercive response to misconduct, and a restorative response has to do with voice. A coercive response suppresses voice. A restorative response invites it. Powerful article from Dr. William Bledsoe of The Restorative Way

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February 6, 2019
NACRJ Statement on Historical Harm

Recently the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice posted its Statement on Historical Harm. Restorative Justice on The Rise is reposting a section of the introduction to that post and we hope you'll click to read in full.

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December 18, 2018
Conflict In The Comments with Dominic Barter & Rivera Sun

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Relationships are being created, nourished and sometimes destroyed in online spaces. Are there ways to nourish authentic dialogue and conflict resolution when things get ‘hot’ online? How can we deal with trolls - or friends and relatives acting like trolls - and getting through heated arguments to meaningful communication?

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