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Tues, June 8 – Restorative Justice: Intervening in American Violence

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Jane Nicholson has been practicing and teaching restorative justice for nearly two decades. Initially emerging across the world as an alternative to national institutions of criminal justice, restorative justice represents a holistic approach to justice across society. Dr. Nicholson posits that “Grassroots engagement in restorative justice will determine how extensively we reimagine violence and justice in the U.S. Our commitments can ensure restorative interventions in the most urgent issues before us, from policing to homicides.” Dr. Nicholson will share stories from those who have sought transformative views of community and justice and explore the roots of restorative justice, tracing its spread throughout the U.S. and identifying its presence in American communities, schools, and courts.

Jane is based in Chicago and has partnered extensively with Chicago Public Schools, neighborhood non-profits, and DePaul University. She has certified thousands to practice Restorative Justice and will share the core of her teachings. The heart of her work is grassroots transformation of conversation, conflict, and justice. Click here to learn more about restorative justice from the Zehr Institute: https://zehr-institute.org/what-is-rj/

Keep an eye out for our next GVP event with the DC Director of Gun Violence Prevention Linda Harllee Harper on June 17!

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Date:
June 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm