VIRTUAL: 4th Annual Restorative Justice Conference: Restorative Practices & Justice: Respect, Respond, Restore

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Program Description

Event Details

The 4th Annual Restorative Justice Conference is brought to you by the Oak Park Public Library and the Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board. People of all ages and from all walks of life are invited to come and experience open communication with the community.

Register (below) to join us as we explore themes of respect, response, and restoration through workshops, peace circles, guest speakers, and more.

The conference includes:

Opening Ceremony: Example Setters
Be wowed by an opening ceremony by the Example Setters. They will breathe life into our virtual space and set the stage for the conference. The Example Setters Youth Poetry Squad is a motivational youth leadership and poetry team from the city of Chicago. To date, the team has breathed life into over 20,000 people. The team came together because they all believe the tongue has the power of life and death. As a team, they are dedicated to saving lives. Are you ready to set the example?

Respect: Small Group Breakout Discussion
Participants will be directed into groups to discuss what respect means to each person and share stories of times that they felt respected. Bring your experiences and an open mind to listen to the experiences of others.

Respond: Peace Circle with Dena Wiggins
Join Dena Wiggins, a FeelReal Spaceholder, for a peace circle discussing the question "What is your Liberation Language?" Peace Circles are a process that brings together individuals who wish to engage in conflict resolution, healing, support, and decision making. FeelReal is an experiential social platform powered by a community of skilled and committed Peace Circle Spaceholder. Their mission is to create inclusive and authentic experiences for people to come together to share stories and resources, to practice emotional wellness and mindfulness, and to build resilient and equitable communities. Learn more about FeelReal »

Restore: Gig Economy Presentation with Dantá Williams
Join Dantá Williams for a presentation on the history of the gig economy and being able to sustain yourself and your community throughout times of crises and uncertainty. Learn about the many industries that were created before, during, and after times of crises. Find out how the Industrial Revolution affects our current situation. Discover what industries, services, private businesses, and companies are still sustaining themselves in crises and social shifts. Dantá Williams is a Multi-Platform consultant, designer, artist, writer, photographer, booker, filmmaker, and owner of Goin' Against The Grain Proposals and Designs.

During Breaks: Self-Care with Daryl Satcher
During breaks, practice self-care with Daryl Satcher through Leading Man Yoga, or take time for yourself to stretch, hydrate, and get yourself focused for the next step in the restorative justice journey.


Virtual Program

After you register (below), you will receive an email with a specific Zoom link to join the event.

By registering, you agree to library policy and understand that no conduct is permitted that may reasonably be expected to create a disturbance or otherwise interfere with the safe use and enjoyment of the library and program by others. All times are listed in Central time.