Intro to Restorative Justice Circles
Sponsored by the DC Peace Team
Sat. March 17th, 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: George Washington University, Room: Bell Hall 204 at 2029 G Street Northwest

Restorative Justice is a philosophy and set of practices that engage community in building relationships and repairing harm through inclusive dialogue, deep understanding, and shared power. This workshop will be largely experiential and learning-by-doing. The skills learned can be modified and applied in many facets of life, including schools, neighborhoods, workplaces, justice system, families, etc.

Objectives:
1. Gain familiarity with the basic philosophy of restorative justice
2. Experience the peacemaking circle method
3. Learn the steps and skills of basic circle keeping

This is an interactive workshop led by energetic trainers with years of experience as both practitioners and scholars in the field.

Payment:
Payment is a sliding scale for what you are able to offer from $25-$45, but it is not mandatory because no one will be turned away for being unable to pay. You should submit your payment at this time after you fill out the form below. We request that you send a check to the address at the link below, but there is an online payment option as well. https://dcpeaceteam.com/membership/

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 peacekeeping units, providing training in various nonviolent skills, offering peace education for children and adults, and facilitating dialogues and restorative justice approaches

For more information about the DC Peace Team, please visit our website at www.dcpeaceteam.com

For questions, contact Eli McCarthy at esm52@georgetown.edu.

Facilitators:
Tarek Farouk Maassarani is currently focused on Restorative Justice efforts as a member of the Restorative DC team and the DC Alliance for Restorative Practices. His experience in the field of peacebuilding more broadly includes developing and implementing cross-border encounter programs, gang intervention efforts, community mediation and dialogue, and school-based peace education programs, as well as a wide variety of training/facilitation services. Tarek has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in conflict resolution. He holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs and a J.D. from Georgetown University, as well as a B.S. in Environmental Studies and B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Sal Corbin offers training in Active Bystander Intervention and conflict mediation. He has worked for 15 years in academia as a Psychology professor before transitioning to nonprofit work. He has done Workforce Development training and program management and is currently a Housing Specialist for Friendship Place and a Program Coordinator for the National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens. His vision is to help others build and maintain healthy relationships, with conflict management as the primary focus. His extensive background in leadership facilitation supports his efforts to keep showing up and sharing.

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