Peacemaking Circles as Restorative Practice: Fostering Racial Equity in Schools

September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Pamela Taylor

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98122
United States

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Tagged with: The Circle Works Social Justice Consultants

Peacemaking Circles as Restorative Practice: Fostering Racial Equity in Schools a multi-part Institute for Educators on the following dates:

September 22-23, 2017 & October 6-7, 2017
Friday and Saturday from 9:00a-4:30p

Healing Justice Film Premiere
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00p-8:30p

Healing Justice Workshop with Dr. Shakti Butler, Film Director/Producer
Friday, October 27, 2017 from 9:00a-12:00p

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Author of “What Does It Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy” and “Is Everyone Really Equal?”

Introduction to the Peacemaking Circle Process: This training will begin with an experiential introduction to the peacemaking circle which is a dialog process that works CirclingTheWorldintentionally to create a safe space to discuss very difficult or painful issues in order to improve relationships and resolve conflict. The intent of the circle is to find resolutions that serve every member of the circle. The process is based on an assumption of equal worth and dignity for all participants and therefore provides equal voice to all participants.

Introduction to Restorative Practices: Undergirding this training will be an exploration of the fundamental values and principles of restorative practices. This will include opportunities to learn and practice the circle process, restorative language and conversations, and nonviolent communication. Participants will come away with the knowledge and skills to develop, promote and integrate restorative practices which complement and support existing initiatives.

Exploration of Racial Equity in Schools: Included in this institute will be the study of theories and pedagogies of anti-racism and multicultural education. This will include presentations from guest speakers who will address racial equity and racial power dynamics in schools. Particular attention will be given to helping participants develop proactive dispositions (attitudes and beliefs) and actions that produce equitable power, access, opportunities, treatments, impacts, and outcomes for everyone within the school context.

Active Implementation and Evaluation for Teachers and Administrators: This training will focus on evidence-based implementation of restorative practices. Topics include culture and climate assessment, identification of strengths and roadblocks, stakeholder participation and support, professional development recommendations, staff and administrator rubrics for restorative practices effectiveness evaluation, using restorative practices to address staff and student conflict, and building a sustainable community of practice. Participants will come away with a full understanding of best practices for restorative practices implementation for the unique needs of their school.

Location: Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

Costs: $875 (Includes admission to all scheduled sessions, materials, and lunch) – Teams of three or more: $825 per person Click here to register .

NOTE: It is important to plan to attend the full day for all four sessions. Anything less will significantly diminish the intended experience and outcomes. Plan accordingly.

Inquire about additional fees and registration forms for:

  • WA State Clock Hours (30 clock hours)
  • *Continuing Education Credit (3 credits)
  • *Post-Baccalaureate Credits (3 credit hours)