I’m very happy to announce this free restorative justice webinar series designed to empower you with the worldview and core practices of restorative justice and deep nonviolence. These sessions will help you align with life and truth, strengthen your relationships, and can be used to address even the most challenging social issues in paradigm-shifting ways. All sessions will be recorded and available for free on the Active Peace website. Please register even if you can’t make all the sessions or only want to watch the recordings.
— A FREE ZOOM WEBINAR SERIES —
Restorative Justice Unleashed
Foundations for Healing Justice using Active Peace Circles
Five Wednesdays / May 6 – June 3
6:00 – 7:15 pm (Mountain time)
Empower yourself with core principles and practices that support personal, interpersonal, and collective healing, community justice, and societal transformation.
Active Peace Circles take the best of restorative justice and go deeper, to address root causes and systems change. Active Peace Circles:
- Are rooted in deep nonviolence—in love and collective action.
- Are community-initiated and community-led.
- Can be applied to the full range of challenging issues we face.
- Change hearts and minds and help transform society.
Active Peace Circles can address harm and accountability related to:
- Any type of violence or abuse of power (racism, discrimination, economic and social injustice).
- Climate destabilization and environmentally damaging projects.
- Unhealthy group dynamics.
- The Coronavirus pandemic.
Session One: The Restorative Justice Worldview (May 6)
Root yourself in the rich soil of a healing, holistic, paradigm-busting worldview. Feel the truth and beauty beyond the illusion of separation and get inspired to be a stronger force than ever for transformation.
Session Two: The Five Foundations of Healing Justice (May 13)
Leaders and participants in Active Peace Circles need high levels of openness, respect, and personal responsibility. Learn the 5 Rs of restorative/healing justice and other essentials for showing up fully resourced.
Session Three: Relationship and Conflict Transformation Skills (May 20)
Active Peace Circles and healing justice revolve around interpersonal relationships, and we all know this is where our best intentions are most seriously challenged. Receive and practice using cutting-edge tools for transforming conflict into deeper relationships.
Session Four: Deep Nonviolence and the Beloved Community (May 27)
Integrate the skills and practices from the previous sessions and open to deep nonvio-lence as a way of life. Learn the two core values of nonviolence and four capacities for holding the High Ground. You and your group can model and bring into being the Beloved Community—the vision of which continues to inspire transformational activists today.
Session Five: Bring it Home to Your Heart and Community (June 3)
Put it all together in the context of a simulated Active Peace Circle. Get a reality check on your own level of preparedness to be a force for transformational love. Explore needed resources and next steps in bringing Active Peace Circles to your community.
Facilitated by G. Scott Brown, author of ACTIVE PEACE: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World. Scott trained and volunteered with two different restorative justice programs in Colorado and served as coordinator for the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office program. He is a leading advocate for bringing the principles and practices of restorative justice to bear on the full range of social issues. More information about Scott and his work can be found at www.4ActivePeace.com.
This series is endorsed by the Boulder branch of the NAACP, Boulder Shambhala Center, Inner Resilience Network of Transition US, and the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.