Restorative Justice for Organizations

Starts: November 29, 2018 9:00 am | Ends: November 29, 2018 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: Natalia, Nyanga & Theresa
  • Date and time: November 29 from 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch on your own)
  • Location: Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway, Suite A, Portland, OR 97232

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Event Organizers

Natalia MathewsNatalia was born and raised in Northeast Portland and has always had a heart for inner-city youth in this community. Her past work experience includes: mentoring at-risk youth, school support staff member, restorative justice specialist, and her current position is Co-director of restorative justice. Natalia received a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development in 2014, a Master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership in 2016  , and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from Concordia University. She loves to spend time with her family. When she’s not working or doing homework, you can catch her having a picnic, or enjoying quiet time. Natalia has committed herself to equity work, and minimizing disproportionate data.  She believes in order to achieve this goal, restorative practices are the key.

Nyanga UukaNyanga comes to us as a Community Health Worker, Community Organizer, Activist, Mediator and Doula, who is very passionate about conflict resolution and is deeply committed to the social justice movement. After spending much time gaining life experience while on the road traveling throughout various parts of the US and abroad, he decided to call Portland his home after visiting a friend from Portland and attending his wedding: he literally never went back to the state he called home after the wedding. After settling into Portland, he was able to find the momentum he needed to engage and connect with community members, hear their stories of displacement and the consistent discrimination they’ve faced over generations. He decided to work with and for the community to build and bring about collective change. His first step in this process was when he became a state certified Community Health Worker, trained by the Multnomah County Community Capacitation Center in the beginning of 2014. His second step was becoming a Community Organizer for the Urban League of Portland, where he was able to be one of a few Organizers to lead the Ban the Box campaign (HB3025), which went on to success in the State and with a stronger ordinance passed in the city of Portland. At the same time, he was organizing with a local chapter of a Pan African Organization that established a youth breakfast program in New Columbia (the “Villa”). Shortly after that he organized with the local Chapter of the Black Lives Matter before moving on to become an International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) full circle student Doula. His search for conflict resolutions techniques lead him here to Resolutions Northwest where he has plunged into the world of peacemaking and relationship building. Nyanga started his relationship with RNW through the 2016 Mediation Training and Cohort Volunteer. In May of the same year, he became one of RNW's Restorative Justice Specialist, coordinator at Madison High School (2016-2018). He is now RNW's Mediation Program Coordinator.

Theresa LoganTheresa Logan is the facilitation coordinator at RNW, and often leads trainings on topics including facilitation skills, equity-informed conflict resolution, interrupting microaggressions and more. Theresa has a MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, is a bilingual Spanish-speaker, and spent a decade in community organizing and community development prior to her arrival at RNW. As a facilitator, Theresa seeks to help groups identify challenges and sustainable solutions, by assisting them in identifying the structural sources of common group conflicts, creating honest and engaging public input processes, and creating fun, dynamic, and productive purpose-centered retreats and strategic planning processes. Theresa also supervises and mentors more than 20 volunteer facilitators-in-training, and brings a passionate dedication to racial justice and experiential learning to all of her work as a facilitator and trainer.


November 29, 2018 9:00 am

November 29, 2018 4:00 pm

$240 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Natalia Mathews


Restorative Justice for Organizations
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A, Portland, OR 97232

Natalia Mathews

November 29, 2018 9:00 am

November 29, 2018 4:00 pm