Hosted by YWCA Madison
November 8th, 2018, 10 am – 12 pm Central Time | Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Cost: $25, follow link for more information and to register:
Quoted from YWCA’s web page about this event:
Fania Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice, a quickly emerging field which invites a fundamental shift in the way we think about and do justice. Restorative Justice is based on the desired set of principles and practices to mediate conflict, strengthen the community, and repair harm. She is a long-time social justice activist, Civil Rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, and scholar with a Ph.D. in Indigenous Knowledge.
In the United States, the school-to-prison pipeline (SPP), also known as the school-to-prison link or the schoolhouse-to-jailhouse track, is the disproportionate tendency of minors and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds to become incarcerated, because of increasingly harsh school and municipal policies.
YWCA Madison focuses on Restorative Justice because it has been shown to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by improving school engagement, reducing teacher bias, and providing an alternative to punishment that cultivates empathy, social awareness, and true accountability to the community. We know that this is deeply counter-cultural work that requires ongoing education and a significant shift in beliefs and values in order to make real change.
In her address, Fania Davis will layout What Restorative Justice is and What It Is Not!