Day 1: Movement building: the relationship between restorative justice, the role of unions, and community accountability
Day 2: Fairness Committees: What school-based restorative practice looks like
Day 3: Putting theory into practice: Planning and advocacy strategies to break the school-to-prison pipeline at your school
Location: St. Bart's Church, 109 E. 50th St., New York, NY
Childcare is provided for those who request it by July 6th. Please contact email@example.com if you will require childcare to attend.
Registration fees are to help cover (but do not entirely fund) the costs of coordination, promotion, facilitation, childcare for participants, materials and printing as well as coffee and lunch. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help with fundraising strategies that will enable you to attend, or for scholarship information.
Facilitators (list in progress):
Natalie Havlin, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) researches social movement cultures and practices coalition-building as an activist and educator at the City University of New York. Drawing on her academic research in U.S. Women of Color feminist praxis and pedagogies, she has worked with education unions and community organizations in New York City and Illinois to work toward implementing community-based alternatives to punitive discipline, the prison industrial complex and the U.S. immigration incarceration system. Some of the organizations she has worked with include GEO Local 6300 (IFT/AFT/AFL-CIO), STOP, C-U Citizens for Peace and Justice, Critical Resistance, and the Dignity in Schools Campaign.
At the Teachers Unite Summer Restorative Justice Institute, she will be facilitating a workshop on frameworks of justice grounded in Women of Color feminism and Martin Luther King's vision of Beloved Community. She will also lead sessions on interpersonal and institutional accountability and collaborative practices.
Josh Heisler has taught for 11 years in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan high schools where his social studies courses have centered on origins of racism and historiography. He currently teaches at the James Baldwin School in New York City where he is the social studies department facilitator. A sister school of Humanities Prep, James Baldwin School was founded with restorative justice as part of its mission. Prior to working at JBS, he spearheaded a Fairness Committee program at Vanguard High School, and has facilitated study groups and workshops about implementing school-wide restorative justice practices. Josh has led education workshops for teachers with Teachers Unite, Project Zero, and Institute for Student Achievement.
St. Bart's Church
New York, NY 10022
|Participant registration||$ 300.00|
|Teachers Unite member registration||$ 200.00|