Building Community through Restorative Peace Circles
Facilitated by the DC Peace Team
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: ZOOM LINK

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 engaging, experiential, and learning-by-doing.  It will be rooted in the principles of Restorative Practices by immersing participants in dialogue and scenarios designed to increase confidence in their use of "RJ" facilitation tactics and strategies.  The skills learned can be modified and applied in many facets of life, including schools, neighborhoods, workplaces, justice system, families, etc.

1. Gain a 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


Requested payment is a sliding scale for what you are able to offer from $30-$60. We ask that you submit your payment today here:, or fill a check out to DC Peace Team and mail to Eli McCarthy at 6509 41st Avenue, University Park, MD 20782.  The zoom link will be provided after payment is submitted.

*However, If you are unable to contribute financially at this time, please like us on Facebook (, follow us on Twitter (@DCPeaceTeam), share this registration form with your networks to help promote the DC Peace Team, or consider some other creative ways to contribute towards our sustainability.

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

For questions, contact  Lia Kuduk at, or Christian Paris at


Lia Kuduk, JD (she/her and they/them) serves as a community organizer, conflict harmonizer, and restorative justice advocate based in Washington, DC. They are a Circlekeeper for the DC Peace Team and she offers integrative coaching to individuals, groups, and organizations through LookOut Counsel.

Christian Paris (he/his) 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 and facilitator of dialogue circles here in the United States and abroad, centering heavily around the cross-cultural communication and nonviolent strategic action. 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.    

Sal Corbin (he/his) worked for 15 years in academia as a Psychology Professor before transitioning to nonprofit work doing Workforce Development training and program management. From there he became a Housing Specialist for Friendship Place and now serves as their Training Coordinator, Board Liaison, and Racial Equity Officer.  He came to this work through attending an Active Bystander Intervention training facilitated by the DC Peace Team. His vision is to help others build and maintain healthy relationships with conflict transformation being the primary focus. His extensive background in leadership facilitation supports his efforts to keep showing up and sharing. He lives in Washington DC.

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