As part of the 2020 Winter Academy we invite you to take part in three special lectures that introduce essential questions and ideas about the restorative justice and its high-quality and innovative application. The talks are offering a great addition to the two introductory courses of the Winter Academy and enable participants to join the most current discourses around restorative justice today. A the lectures will be pre-recorded and participants can access and watch them at their own pace, when it suits them during the period of the Winter Academy and even beyond. A linked live online Q&A session will be organised. This will provide an opportunity to engage in an interactive discussion with the presenters, ask questions from them or give comments on the ideas they introduced in their talks. 

PRESENTERS AND TOPICS

  1. Christina De Angelis and Sarri Bater: Integrating a Consciousness of Systemic Power and Privilege into Restorative Justice
  2. Tim Chapman: The application of restorative justice values, principles and practices to a range of different contexts (family, schools, neighbourhoods, cities, organisations). 
  3. Tehmina Kazi: Restorative Justice for LGBT hate crime: developing restorative cultures and leadership

Participation fee: 22 € for non-members and 20 € for members.*

*Members can access the talks and related Q&A session with a 10% reduction of the price that non-members pay. In order to get the reduced price, members need to request a promotion code before registering. (This will be required when filling in the form.) To get to code please contact us at: balint.juhasz@euforumrj.org. 

 

 

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The Application of Restorative Justice to a Range of Different Contexts

by Tim Chapman

The application of restorative justice to diverse contexts requires clarity of values, principles and standards of practice rather than a focus on methods.

“The person is not the problem: the problem is the problem and the problem is harm.” 
Michael White

Tim Chapman is an independent researcher and trainer in restorative justice. He is the Chair of the European Forum for Restorative Justice's Board. Through 10 years working at the University of Ulster teaching on the Masters programme in restorative practices, he has contributed to the development of restorative conferencing in both the voluntary and statutory sectors in Northern Ireland. Previously he spent 25 years working in the probation service and played an active part in developing effective practice in the UK particularly through the publication of ‘Evidence Based Practice’, written jointly with Michael Hough and published by the Home Office. He has been working as a consultant and developed the restorative justice training curriculum of the UNODC.  His ‘Time to Grow’ model for the supervision of young people has influenced youth justice practices. He has published widely on restorative justice and effective practice. He  has conducted significant research into restorative justice in Northern Ireland including the project ‘ALTERNATIVE’. He is currently engaged in work on the victims’ experiences of restorative justice, the conceptual basis of restorative practices, and restorative approaches to violent extremism. 

LGBT Hate Crime and Restorative Justice

By Tehmina Kazi

How should Restorative Justice facilitators work with people who have been affected by LGBT+ hate crime?  Listen to this talk to find out more about good practice. 

Tehmina Kazi is the Development Officer at Why me? She is responsible for the development of restorative justice with victims of crime who have English as an Additional Language needs.  She previously managed two projects on Restorative Justice for hate crime, which involved delivering training to a wide variety of civil society organisations on this topic.  From 2016 to 2018, she was a Policy and Advocacy Officer for the Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance, which involved making presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, such as advancing human rights through social media. From 2009 to 2016, she was the director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy, where she facilitated democracy workshops with refugees, as well as a series of workshops for a Young Muslim Leadership Network.  She is a freelance trainer for the OSCE on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Integrating a consciousness of systemic power and privilege into restorative justice

by Christina De Angelis and Sarri Bater

The speakers invite you to participate in a vital conversation at the systemic level (not individual problematising), beyond blame and shame, beyond discounting or avoiding into collective reflection, grieving, integration and responsibility, so we can we can hold ourselves and each other in the shared purpose to bring restorative justice beyond unconscious co-option into domination systems, and more towards the transformative life-serving consciousness it truly can be.

 

"I have a powerful urge to communicate, ....but I find the distance between us insurmountable."
Pastor Paul in Lukas Hanths play 'The Christians'.

"When the distance between us seems insurmountable, I feel a powerful urge to communicate."  

Sarri Bater is a founder of OpenEdge Transforming Conflict. She is  a scholar-practitioner in Conflict Transformation, and she holds a consciousness of nonviolent communication (NVC) as a foundation of her approach. She holds a First Class Honours Degree in Peace Studies, an MSc with distinction in Transitional Justice, and an LLM in Human Rights, and training in many other processes and practices.  For 25 years she has lived and worked in Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Europe, the UK and Northern Ireland, with diverse engagement in the field (including restorative dialogue projects; election monitoring; University lecturing; supporting refugee charities; organisational transformation; Truth and Reconciliation projects; detached youth work; in Maximum Security Prison; Gender and Sexual Rights education; Racial Equality Council officer on Hate Crimes; participating in UN Human Rights Council Sessions; running local learning and practice groups; independent advisor to police and government on reforming ‘community and race relations’; school and community mediation projects.)  She has a passion for the relationship between personal transformation and transforming systemic and structural violence. She also specialises in ‘identity and difference’ conflict. She is committed to learning, embodying and developing re-humanising cultures, practices and systems as an alternative to existing systems for human organising. Contact: sarri@openedge.org.uk

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin
 

Christina De Angelis is a practitioner and consultant, mediator and systemic conflict coach. She works to help people find effective and non-violent ways to transform their conflicts and create systems to respond to crises that are aligned with the values of nonviolence and restorative justice.  As a social worker with over 20 years experience in family systems, child protection, education and mental health, she continues to bring her systemic lens to all her work through the dual social work perspective of seeing people within their environments. She was a Rotary World Peace Fellow at the Institut de Sciences Politiques, Paris and the Peace Studies department of the University of Bradford where she completed a First Class Masters in Conflict Resolution.  As a mediator since 2007, she has specialised in family and community mediation and restorative justice practices. She spent over nine months in Brazil studying the origins, methodology and use of Restorative Circles. She was awarded a double Masters in Intercultural mediation from the Université de Lille, France and the Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, Romania. After several years of extensive study of restorative justice theory and practice, Christina has applied Restorative Circles in her own local community in France and accompanies families, and organisations in the creation of their own restorative systems. For the last 15 years, Christina has facilitated trainings and workshops on non-violence, conflict transformation, reconciliation, unconscious racism, non-violent communication, mediation and restorative justice in various countries.  Contact: christina@openedge.org.uk

The presentation's illustrations were created by Willemijn Lambert. Check her works here: www.drawin.ink

English Transcript of the talk

Christina De Angelis and Sarri Bater: Integrating a Consciousness of Systemic Power and Privilege into Restorative Justice

Sarri Bater y Christina De Angelis: “Integrando una conciencia de poder sistémico y privilegios en la justicia restaurativa”

(Spanish Transcript)

Sarri Bater e Christina De Angelis: “Integrando uma consciência de poder e privilégio sistêmico à justiça restaurativa”

Portuguese Transcript

Sarri Bater et Christina De Angelis: «Intégrer une conscience du pouvoir systémique et des privilèges dans la justice réparatrice»

French Transcript

References - Integrating a Consciousness of Systemic Power and Privilege into Restorative Justice

The list of references of the Insight Talk by Christina De Angelis and Sarri Bater, 2020.