RJ & Large-Scale Social Change: Community Violence & Safety
Facilitated and Sponsored by the DC Peace Team

Date: August 31st, 7:00-8:30 pm EST
Location: ONLINE (Zoom link provided after registration and about 24 hrs. before the session)**
For questions contact Angela Moon at angelamoon5000@gmail.com

Description: Large-scale social and legal changes have produced a great deal of ripple
effects in people’s lives. How do we process and respond to harms that we consider to
come from larger forces - legislative, court decisions, international or domestic forces, and
others? How do we take steps in our personal lives? Do we see ourselves moving further
than the realm of the personal?

COMMUNITY VIOLENCE AND SAFETY - We will have a Restorative Justice Circle focused on personal approaches and social changes related to community violence and safety. We leave the scope broad enough that you can share as freely as you'd like about your own, authentic experiences within the umbrella of community violence and safety.

Objective: Provide space for people to reflect on how they process and/or take action when
large scale social forces change their lives. This topic looks at the intersection of RJ on a
personal level and RJ as it relates to societal transformation as it relates to community violence and safety.

Payment is a sliding scale of $25-$50 to support our work and help us better serve the community.  And, participation matters to us! You are enthusiastically welcomed to join even if you are unable or unwilling to give money at this time.

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This training is provided by the DC Peace Team, which empowers ordinary civilians to increasingly serve their communities particularly as nonviolent peacekeepers, and by extension as peacemakers and peacebuilders. The DC Peace Team lives this mission by deploying unarmed civilian protection and accompaniment units, providing training in various nonviolent skills, and facilitating dialogues and restorative justice approaches.
For more information about the DC Peace Team, please visit our website at www.dcpeaceteam.com


Angela Moon is an enthusiastic NVC (Non-Violent Communication) and Restorative Justice Circle facilitator who enjoys connecting to and understanding the stories of people. She has experience engaging in NVC groups in California and DC where she has used compassionate communication to connect deeply with people she has never met before. As a deep listener, she is inspired by the transforming and healing powers that occur within open communication spaces. In her personal life, she is passionate about inner healing, cultivating spaces for authentic expression, and diversity. She has been working with DC Peace Team on various training initiatives and looks forward to connecting with more people!

Debra Budiani-Saberi (she/her) is a medical anthropologist academic and health and human rights activist with a longstanding international commitment to victim/survivor advocacy with trafficked persons at the grassroots level and with agencies of the United Nations. She is also a Mindfulness facilitator for youth (within and outside of schools) and families with an approach that blends an exploration of our inner worlds with our interpersonal relationships and that is rooted in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), neuroscience and social justice. Debra is an enthusiastic member of the Restorative Justice family of the DC Peace Team.
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