Restorative Justice for Organizations (Oct 2021)

Starts: October 6, 2021 12:00 pm | Ends: October 7, 2021 4:00 pm

Restorative practices are not just for schools and the justice system, they can also be used for addressing conflict in the workplace. This workshop will explore how restorative practices have the potential to dismantle oppressive systems and create more equitable organizational outcomes.

Restorative Justice is about changing systems to address harm more meaningfully and undo systematic patterns of institutional racism and oppression. Restorative Practices are the ways in which individuals and communities can more meaningfully build relationships and address harm when it happens, and work towards restorative justice.

In this training, we will explore:

  • the differences between punitive vs. restorative organizational cultures and processes
  • basic principles of restorative justice
  • the interconnectedness of equity and restorative justice
  • the conflict culture of your organization
  • first steps for creating a restorative organizational culture

Participants will engage in a supportive learning community and walk away with strategies and resources to bring back to your workplace/organization.

Registration Details:

The fee for this workshop is $240. We ask each person to pay what you are able. Space is limited. Register here.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Trainers: Stephen, Maria
  • Date and time: October 6 & 7 from 12 – 4:00pm

This is a remote training via Zoom. You can see some introductory videos on working with Zoom here.

Ways you could participate:

  • Computer with camera and good internet access (best option – we’ll do some activities where we work together in a shared document, and this will allow you to participate fully)
  • Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply if you don’t have wifi)
  • While we don’t require that your video be on at all times, we do find it important for allowing participants to connect with one another. Please let us know in your registration if participating via video will be a barrier for you.

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Event Organizers

MariaMaria’s passion for ending cycles of harm began as a young child. She saw how individuals, families, communities and systems repeat unlearned and unhealed lessons, which leads to cycles of harm. Life led her to Restorative Justice (RJ) and the philosophy has become a way of life more than a job. Maria has been a volunteer for the Dept. of Corrections and the Oregon Youth Authority since 2008 as a Restorative Justice Group Facilitator and as a Dialogue Facilitator for serious and violent harms. She completed her MS in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University in 2008 and joined Resolutions Northwest in 2011. She has taught college and high school classes in RJ and has been a trainer, dialogue and circle facilitator for youth, families, adults and organizations for over 12 years. She most appreciates the constant learning, unlearning and relationship building that is essential to dismantling the sticky webs of oppression. “You can’t be neutral on a moving train.” Howard Zinn

StephenStephen is an activist, justice advocate, community educator, and performing artist from Portland Oregon. Convicted as a teenager, sentenced to 7.5 years in the Oregon Youth Authority, Stephen used his time to educate and expand his understanding of self-worth, potential, and purpose using art forms. Stephen is now committed to educating organizations, school districts, community members, teachers, parents, and students about the radical practice of restorative justice for collective liberation. Stephen is a Consultant, Mediator, co-founder of Verbal Escape, an employee of Resolutions Northwest, Race Talks Facilitator, and resource council member for Morpheus Youth Projects.

MaritaMarita is a Seattle-raised queer Filipina femme cis woman who centers equity, laughter and kindness in her work and life. Marita is on the Oregon Mediation Association Board of Directors and has worked primarily in non-profit social service organizations for the past 16 years, with a three year stint as an esthetician and makeup artist. She has experienced and witnessed the restorative power of connection, forgiveness, and moving through discomfort to heal harms, and is energized by helping others in these ways. Marita lives with her cat, Maple, and finds joy on the tennis court and in bodies of water.


October 6, 2021 12:00 pm

October 7, 2021 4:00 pm

$240 (pay as you're able)

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Restorative Justice for Organizations (Oct 2021)

October 6, 2021 12:00 pm

October 7, 2021 4:00 pm
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