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 for real help and healing for alcoholics/addicts all over the world. Her recent projects include drug treatment court seminars and technical assistance in Santiago, Valparaiso and Iquique, Chile.

Many of Sarvodaya's actions and strategies are directly relevant to the future evolution of "Occupy". Tonight's call will explore the insights gained from the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya movement and how Occupy can refine and evolve its momentum and focus.

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 combining wisdom and practical insights. He is a humble servant of individual and collective transformation and has served at such organizations such as Amnesty International (as Director of Washington DC Office), Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) as past President and Extended Faculty and the SEVA Foundation.

James' life was almost snuffed out in a horrible attack overseas--a case of racial prejudice combined with mistaken identity. That event was a powerful impetus for him to dive into the world of Amnesty and do everything he could to stand for human rights. He once gave former President Clinton a scolding for his human rights record and has stood for the US to the United Nations surrounding International human rights issues. James now is focusing his time on teaching Peacebuilding and sharing his profound experiences, intellect, and insights with an international student body that include his INTIMATE Intensive offerings as well as the Peace Ambassador Training series with The Shift Network.

He is an author of a powerful paradigm-shifting book about stress, Creative Stress: A Path for Evolving Souls Living through Personal and Planetary Upheaval, and is penning a soon-to-be-published book, Cultivating Peace, due out early 2012. He is an Advisory Council Member to The Peace Alliance and a mentor and friend to global citizens.

We will dialogue with James about his very unique on-the-ground perspective in International Models of Restorative Justice.

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?

Azim KhamisaRestorative Justice: A New Paradigm for Social Transformation
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 only that, he tours internationally with the murderer's grandfather, speaking to and exemplifying The Power of Forgiveness.

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 tonight for an exciting peek into what's happening right now on the cutting edge of Unitive & Restorative Justice and Evolutionary Law.

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 ("Path to Justice"). Join me as your host of the ongoing weekly Mali Rowan Presents Restorative Justice and Social Healing Dialogues to hear Herb's incredible story and what he's discovered in the realm of Restorative Justice and Social Healing. Tomorrow Night! 5pmPDT. FREE Series--Donations welcome (see left column)

Path To Justice: Herb’s Radio Show:

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 extensive understanding from her first hand experiences of the criminal justice system and its treatment of the mentally ill.

2014: Lois is a SOROS Justice Fellow! Congratulations Lois and Citizens for Prison Reform!

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”:

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 Justice and Social Healing in the U.S. and beyond. You won't want to miss this time with Judith--she'll be sharing insights from the field and what she and James discovered in their work in Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, and right here in the U.S.

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 ( 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 his sharing how The Peace Alliance is building momentum in particular pressing areas and his perspective on the rise of Restorative Justice in America.

Restorative Justice on the Rise

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