Restorative Justice, Part II: Putting Theory into Practice
Sponsored by the DC Peace Team
Sat. Feb. 22, 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: George Washington University, Room: Rome Hall 206, 801 22nd St. NW

Restorative Justice, or "RJ," 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. For returning trainees, it will expand on the principles of Restorative Practices by immersing participants in scenarios designed to increase confidence in their use of "RJ" facilitation tactics and strategies. For those who did not attend the initial Intro to Restorative Justice this past November, this workshop will begin with a basic foundation of RJ principles so you can confidently and capably put them into practice. The skills learned can be modified and applied in many facets of life, including schools, neighborhoods, workplaces, justice system, families, etc.

Objectives:
1. Gain or refresh familiarity with the basic theory of Restorative Practices
2. Learn the steps and skills of basic circle keeping
3. Develop confidence in putting these skills into practice, both at the individual and group levels

This workshop is led by an energetic trainer with experience as both a practitioner and scholar 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. https://dcpeaceteam.com/donate/

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

For questions, contact Christian Paris at cbp60@georgetown.edu.

Facilitator(s):
Christian Paris is a certified Restorative Justice Facilitation practitioner, and a proud member of the DC Peace Team family. Over the past the past eight years, he has been blessed to lead and serve as a keeper of dialogue circles here in the United States and abroad, centering heavily around the cross-cultural communication and nonviolent strategic action. Working in northern Himachal Pradesh, India, Christian served as a program leader for the Canadian ethical volunteering organization, Operation: Groundswell, where he co-designed dialogue and strategic planning sessions between Western democracy advocates and Tibetan freedom activists-in-exile. Here in the US, he has served as a facilitator and project designer within various organizations, including the Sedehi Diversity Project and Muhlenberg College's Multicultural Center. In addition, Christian has engaged in research on tactics of nonviolent deescalation and dissent, working as a research consultant for the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program, and publishing work on the protest strategies utilized by Tibetan activists residing in Dharmsala, India. He holds a Masters of Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University.
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