Restorative Justice Conference
December 10, 2021
Explore the Power & Potential of Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice Conference
DERAY MCKESSON, OPENING CONVERSATION
A civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated from Bowdoin College and holds honorary doctorates from The New School and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
McKesson has advocated for issues related to children, youth, and families since he was a teen. As a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement and a co-founder of Campaign Zero, McKesson has worked to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policy makers with commonsense policies that ensure equity. He has been praised by President Obama for his work as a community organizer, has advised officials at all levels of government and internationally, and continues to provide capacity to activists, organizers, and influencers to make an impact.
The Power & Potential of Restorative Justice - Conference Overview
Invocation, Welcome & Keynote
10:30am (Eastern) / 9:30am (Central)
Loretta Williams, a Coushatta elder, will open the conference with an invocation.
Angelle Bradford, conference moderator & community organizer in New Orleans.
Roundtable #1: The Philosophical Roots of Restorative Justice
11am - 1pm (Eastern) / 10am - noon (Central)
Explore the various methodologies of RJ and their philosophical roots to answer the question of how RJ can lead the way.
1- 1:30pm (Eastern) / noon - 12:30pm (Central)
Roundtable #2: Restorative Justice in the Legal System?
1:30 - 3:30pm (Eastern) / 12:30 - 2:30pm (Central)
Can RJ intersect with integrity within or in alliance with the Legal systems, explore the concerns and the opportunities.
Roundtable #3: Race and Reconciliation
3:30 - 5:30pm (Eastern) / 2:30 - 4:30pm (Central)
Does Restorative Justice offer a framework for America?
Authors, activists, professors and students discuss this moment and offer a vision of a path forward.
Revolutionary Self-care with Malaika Cambridge
5:30 - 6pm (Eastern) / 4:30 - 5pm (Central)
The Somatics of Circle Keeping: Self-Care + Embodiment as Revolutionary Praxis
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde
In a time that requires so much from us, centering self-care is vital.
Join Malaika (TRC board member, dancer + activist), as we explore somatic tools for self care, social justice, and circle keeping. This practice will include stretch, movement, journaling, meditation + community. Please wear comfortable clothing, and have a notebook & favorite quote to share.
Malaika is a Lenapehoking (what is known as NY) based Mother, dance artist/activist, intuitive healer, and teacher (movement, Pilates). She is interested in the healing powers of movement and embodiment as restorative justice praxis. In addition to creating her own dance works, she is currently working with jill sigman/thinkdance as a collaborator.
Malaika is honored to hold space for the transformative work of The Restorative Center.
The Circle Experience
6 - 7:30pm (Eastern) / 5 - 6:30pm (Central)
Participate in a Circle process to experience its power and potential
Small group circles with people from around the country facilitated by TRC circlekeepers
A grassroots community based model of restorative justice TRC advocates for and teachers
Closing 7:30 Thank you!