In recent years, much more attention has been given to the intersections between restorative justice and the arts. In some cases, artworks have been used to raise awareness about stories of restorative justice; in others, practitioners used artistic processes or other creative methodologies to encourage dialogue in restorative justice encounters.

Members of the EFRJ Editorial Committee will facilitate an online conversation on 8 December for sharing of examples and ideas about how various forms of art help to encapsulate restorative justice, both in practice and in theory.

Everyone is invited to register (for free): artists, restorative justice practitioners, students, young people, witnesses of restorative justice meetings, researchers, and everyone else interested in this topic and willing to engage in a discussion with others.

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Is there a poem that struck you? A story that you regularly refer to? A theatre play? Any form of literature? A piece of music? A film? Visual arts? A sculpture?

Participants will be invited to reflect back on their lives and share examples of artworks that transport restorative values or have become an inspiration for their restorative work in any other way. The facilitated discussion will focus on the benefits that the inclusion of arts in restorative practice and training can bring, based on personal experiences and ideas.

If possible, participants can share their screen to show and image (or a short video/ extract of a video, max 3 minutes long), or show an object, or read a text, to support the starting of the discussion.

The Editorial Committee

The EFRJ membership brings together a large community of professionals, dedicated in different ways to support the yearly plan of the organisation. Among other groups of work, the Editorial Committee is committed to support the communication and dissemination strategy by publishing regular blog pieces throughout the year, under the coordination of the EFRJ Communication Officer.

Practicalities & Registrations

This webinar is free of charge but registration is required (subscribe above). 

The link to Zoom will be sent about half day before the event starts. Depending on the number of registered participants, part of the event will be facilitated in breakout rooms.
If you wish to download the Zoom application on your computer or mobile phone click here.
To avoid any unexpected technical difficulties you may run this Zoom test in advance.

Photo: A Moorish merchant Sior Rioba statue in Venice from canva.com