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Peacemaking Circles Restorative Practice Fostering Racial Equity | Seattle University | Friday, 22. September 2017

Peacemaking Circles as Restorative Practice: Fostering Racial Equity in Schools - An Institute for Educators

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

This institute will address important aspects of the racial equity debate with a particular focus on the educational context. The challenges faced in schools will be considered through a critical examination of the pedagogies of peacemaking circles, multicultural and anti-racism education, and restorative justice. Applicable theories, best practices, and strategies to bring about racial equity will be explored, as well as the core values that provide the foundation of the peacemaking circle process and its indigenous origins. Restorative practices are a framework for building community, responding to challenging behavior through authentic dialogue, coming to an understanding, and making things right. The course will provide examples and experiential practice using this process in the schools and other contexts (e.g., justice system, social services, faith communities, neighborhoods, and families).

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teachers, School Administrators, Para-Professionals, School Counselors/Psychologists, Educational Stakeholders, etc.

COURSE FEE: $875 (Includes morning coffee/tea and lunch)
Teams of three or more: $825 per person

Pre-register at:
Registration will close on September 13th. Please register early because there are a limited amount of spaces available.

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

About the film:
Designed for dialogue, the film will address the youth-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and will highlight various healing methodologies. There is a call for a national dialogue that investigates and considers alternatives to our current punitive model of film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of our current system of justice.

The film explores:
>What is justice, really?
>Why is healing such an important component of justice?
How do our current structures discount and dehumanize young people of color as well as our poorest and most vulnerable citizens?
>How can we transform our ideas, structures and culture to produce a new story that popularizes the truth of our connected humanity?
>How can we work towards a vibrant future where belonging, not othering, is the norm what would that look, sound and feel like?

Inquire about additional fees and registration forms for:
*WA State Clock Hours (30 clock hours)
*Continuing Education Credit (3 credits)
*Post-Baccalaureate Credit (3 Credit Hours)

For more information contact:
Dr. Pamela Taylor, Associate Professor
Leadership and Professional Studies Department
taylorpa@seattleu.edu or 206.296.2678