- November 7, 2015
- 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Restorative Justice is quickly emerging as a desired set of principles and practices to mediate conflict, strengthen community, and repair harm in multiple contexts. It is currently practiced in schools, community groups, and along the entire continuum of the justice process, whether as an alternative to incarceration, or for re-entry. It is used by social workers, students, justice advocates, professors, school teachers, psychologists, community activists, and others in the U.S. and around the globe, most notably in South Africa and New Zealand. This is a two- day workshop of experiential learning about restorative justice theory and applications in school, justice, and community settings. In this workshop you will also hear from a few cutting edge practitioners in the field who have successfully used Circles and other restorative practices to change the culture of their schools, as well as those doing restorative conferences as an alternative to mass incarceration strategies. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about these principles and explore how you might apply them in your own personal and professional contexts.
Sonya Shah, MFA has been an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies for six years. She has been teaching in traditional and non-traditional learning in environments for the past 18 years. She believes that education should be a liberatory, creative and transformative process for the individual and a mechanism for social change for the collective. She is most interested in creating learning environments that reflect values of equity; that nurture the unique perspective of each student; that build collective and community-based knowledge; that challenge oppressive assumptions and structures; and expose learners to new and expansive ways of thinking. Her personal and professional interests lies in understanding the interpersonal, structural, social and historical causes of violence and being part of collective movements that wish to unlearn harm and understand the root causes of violence. For last two years she has been teaching in a restorative justice program at San Quentin and is currently a community producer with San Quentin Prison Report, a radio and television station being built from the inside of San Quentin. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Film and Video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Saturday & Sunday
November 7-8, 2015
CIIS Main Building
$230/$250/$270 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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This class is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.