Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice for Racial Justice

Fall 2017 Dialogue Series

“America is in trouble, and a lot of that trouble—perhaps most of it—has to do with race….What, then, can we do?”

—Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Living the challenge of peace is hard work in the face of enduring racial injustice, and many are rightly seeking ways to stop it. But justice requires more than stopping injustice. It also requires repairing the damage and healing the wounds. And repairing the harm of racial injustice is going to take all of us.

Please join us for a series od conversations to explore the six guiding questions at the heart of restorative justice.

Sep. 17: Who has been harmed by the racial injustice in our culture?

Sep.24: What do they, and we, need because of that harm?

Oct. 8: Who has obligations to help address those needs?

Oct. 29: What has caused this, and what will help prevent it?

Nov. 5: Who has a stake in how we resolve this and what process(es) might be appropriate for helping to heal this?

These conversations will not answer these questions for anyone. But asking them together can help us find our way forward. Your interest in these questions matters more than prior knowledge or experience in this kind of discussion. All are welcome. We hope you will join us for all the remaining conversations in this series, but feel free to attend fewer. Please contact Susan Sharpe with questions. Space is limited.






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Upcoming Events

January 2019

Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Information Session: SSLP
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
2019 Social Concerns Fair
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

March 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

April 2019

Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

June 2019

Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)