10/22/20 12pm - 1:30pm ET via ZoomWATCH RECORDING
Our second virtual event will center on restorative practices and educational/vocational opportunities as two critical components of a community continuum to promote good outcomes for justice-involved youth. The event will include short presentations from the lenses of practice and lived experience. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the presenters moderated by Darlyne Bailey, founder and Director of the Social Justice Initiative at Bryn Mawr College and Vice-Chair of the National Human Service Assembly's Board of Directors.
We're excited to welcome four esteemed panelists:
Fania Davis, PhD is the Founding Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) and Co-Founding Board Member of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ). She is a leading national voice on racial and restorative justice and a long-time social justice activist, as well as a civil rights trial attorney, writer and educator.
Bijon Barnes (they, he) wears multiple hats at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, working as Communications Associate, Apprenticeship Manager and Restorative Justice in Queer Communities Practitioner.
Tyreece Sherrill is an experienced youth leader who was born and raised in Oakland. Personally impacted by the inequities of the school-to-prison pipeline and juvenile incarceration, Tyreece has worked to transform both himself and systems of oppression. His work with Fathers and Families of San Joaquin and Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth is focused on expanding restorative justice and transforming our criminal justice system to help create a better system for people in need of support, healing and justice. He has spoken at national conferences and has been involved in leading statewide campaigns to increase funding for alternatives to youth incarceration.
Michelle Caldeira is the Co-founder and President of Boston Uncornered, an organization that engages and supports active gang-involved individuals to end gang violence and create positive community change through the power of education, connection, and opportunity. Uncornered believes that active and former gang-involved individuals are the solution if we all simply have the courage to believe and invest in their brilliance and influence.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of restorative justice and its impact as it relates to interrupting the school to prison pipeline and youth mass incarceration.
- Explore restorative justice-based community applications, including in LGBTQ-plus communities and how it can help facilitate long-awaited national racial reckoning.
- Demonstrate understanding of fundamental importance and components of educational and vocational opportunities that translate into viable economic pathways within communities as a critical piece of the continuum to promote good outcomes for justice-involved youth.