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A PSA from white staff at RNW

A PSA from white staff at RNW to white folk at large: https://youtu.be/J-KQZZJadMA For additional resources, visit: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/steps/ Thank you Showing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ - DC and RNW student film intern Octavia Wade! https://youtu.be/J-KQZZJadMA

By |2019-01-22T13:52:40-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Community, News|0 Comments

Happy New Year and Thank you!

Thank you for making our 2018 giving campaign a success! Your efforts brought us to our final tally of $39,500! We are so grateful for your generosity and support. Special thanks to the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, Give!Guide, Portland Parent Union, and each of you! [Read more]

By |2019-01-08T14:44:42-07:00January 8th, 2019|Community, News|0 Comments

We’re 83% to our goal! Help us get all the way there! 

We’ve raised $33,286 of $40,000 with $6,714 to go. Thank you for joining us for our recent fundraising celebrations [R]tists for [R]NW at the Oregon Public House and Alberta Street Pub! We are thrilled so many of you could join us and also for your generosity in helping us meet our fundraising goal. We raised $1,380 at these events and loved featuring these amazing youth and local artists: Verbal Escape spoken word (Noah Schultz, Robert White, Raquel Polanco) Singing by gifted RNW Intern (Sierra Gonzalez) Wallace (Erin Wallace, RNW Director 'Brutha Los', the band) Youth Voices/Performances (Jared Cetz & Ajani Hopkins) WOW! What a stupendous two nights of talent and cheer. There's still time to give! Donate now through December 31, 2018 to help us meet our ambitious goal! Your contribution goes directly to sustaining and growing this work, including our "pay as you're able" subsidized training model. DONATE NOW [...]

By |2018-12-21T18:37:49-07:00December 21st, 2018|Community, News|0 Comments

Today is #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday for [R]NW is here! We need your help to meet our fundraising goal of $40,000 this year! Your contribution will directly support our vision of building an interwoven community of change makers with knowledge, skills, frameworks, and a commitment to action. We can do it. You can help. [Donate] Since 2017, we've trained over 5,000 people and subsidized over $200,000 "Pay-as-you're-able" scholarships – boosting skills and capacity to dismantle systems of oppression and create community. Can you help us continue this important work? [Read more]  

By |2018-11-27T09:39:30-07:00November 27th, 2018|Community, News|0 Comments

Support RNW Youth Interns!

“I was lucky enough to spend my summer interning with Resolutions Northwest and was given the opportunity to turn my dream of planning a student leadership conference into a reality ... This is the biggest project I have ever coordinated, and I am forever grateful to RNW for believing in me and helping make this all possible.” – Abby Alvarez “It was a great work environment. It didn’t feel like we were just there to get coffee; we actually felt important.” – Rimona Araya Dear Friends & Supporters, On March 10, 2018, two RNW Youth Interns, Rimona Araya and Abby Alvarez, launched the YouthFirst Conference, a youth-organized and youth-led conference that brought together over 60 youth from the Portland Metro Area to talk about youth voice, leadership, equity and restorative justice. I’m writing today to ask for your support in funding three Summer Youth Interns to plan and facilitate the 2019 conference [...]

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Save Restorative Justice funding for Portland Public Schools. Please sign and share this petition broadly over the next 24 hours+! And attend the Portland Public Schools board meeting tomorrow to get your voice heard. We believe this work is more important than ever – to Portland, Oregon, and the nation at large. Petition: https://chn.ge/2IZs8Sv "Resolutions Northwest (RNW) has been partnering with Portland Public Schools (PPS) to implement equity-based restorative justice since 2010. However, their contract has been reduced for 2018-2019 school year and will refocus exclusively on facilitating escalated adult situations. Reducing the amount of resources dedicated to restorative justice (RJ) and pulling all RJ work connected to teachers, students and families in-house is concerning for a number of reasons..." --- Portland Public Schools: District Board Meeting May. 22, 2018: Starts at 6:00 PM 501 N. Dixon St, Portland, OR 97227 (503) 916-2000

By |2018-05-21T16:05:51-07:00May 21st, 2018|Community, Restorative Justice|0 Comments

Restorative Justice Moves Outside of School and Criminal Justice Walls

Photo: Resolutions Northwest Trainers Natalia Matthews and Gabriele Ross (in the middle) joined by Barbara Diamond (second from right), her fabulous Diamond Law staff and by Sherman Henry (on the far left), Instructor at the Labor Education Resource Center at the University of Oregon. RNW is beginning to explore applying Restorative Justice philosophy and practice beyond education and juvenile justice settings. In recent months, we have been working with unions, activists, and houseless villages to share these tools and approaches, supporting them to create practices and policies that address their issues restoratively before they escalate. Unions and Activists RNW Restorative Justice Trainers presented at the “Acute” Conference in March of 2018. The conference is organized by Diamond Law and intends to assist union members in recognizing and addressing implicit bias and microaggression in the workplace. This is what Barbara Diamond, a long-time lawyer for unions, says about the importance of restorative justice [...]

By |2018-05-11T14:07:29-07:00April 30th, 2018|Community, Restorative Justice, Social Justice|0 Comments

RNW Spring Newsletter

The Resolutions Northwest team has been hard at work training organizations and institutions around equity and centering youth voices around leadership, restorative justice and social justice. Our Equity training team recently facilitated 10 sessions with over 300 judges and staff for the Multnomah Circuit Court – working to impact change at the individual, institutional, and systemic level. We've shared a bit of feedback from the judges and staff below ... [Read more]