School Community RJ Cohort (Oct 2021) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

Starts: 2021-10-01 09:30:00 | Ends: 2022-01-13 18:00:00

We practice Restorative Justice philosophy as a way of life not a tool for the tool box.

Come learn, practice, share, build community and relationships with fellow educators and school based staff and partners.

This cohort will:

  • Address how our identities and oppression shows up in systems and relationships
  • Help with facilitating and creating spaces for healing and shifting systems
  • Put restorative justice values into action personally and systemically in your school communities

Cohort Goals:

  • Collaborate and build community with educators and school based staff seeking to make change in their school communities
  • Understanding the difference between personal and systemic restorative practices and how to live into and implement them effectively 
  • Create equitable and inclusive spaces and classrooms 
  • Learn skills for facilitating and leading restorative spaces


This cohort would be best for…

Certified staff, Classified staff, and community partners that are actively in school buildings seeking to practice Restorative Justice in their communities. 



This 14-session cohort will take place on the following days and times:

  • Oct 1st – 9:30-12:30pm
  • Oct 2nd – 9:30-3:30pm
  • Oct 14th – 3:30-6pm
  • Oct 21st – 3:30-6pm
  • Nov 5th – 9:30-3:30pm
  • Nov 10th 3:30-6pm
  • Nov 18th 3:30-6pm
  • Dec 2nd – 3:30-6pm
  • Dec 10th – 9:30-3:30pm
  • Dec 16th 3:30-6pm
  • Jan 6th 3:30-6pm
  • Jan 13th – 3:30-6pm
  • Feb 10th – End of cohort celebration & next steps

Each session will build on the next. AND we know schedules are hard, please let us know in your application if you have any conflicts with these dates/times.


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
  • Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply)
  • If need be, you can join via phone only


We are offering this cohort free of charge.

Space is limited. Register now

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Event Organizers

Maria (She/Her)Maria’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

Marita (They/Them)Marita is a Seattle-raised queer Filipinx femme who centers equity, laughter and kindness in their work and life. Marita 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. They have experienced and witnessed the restorative power of connection, forgiveness, and moving through discomfort to heal harms, and they are energized by helping others in these ways. Marita lives with their cat, Maple, and finds joy on the tennis court and in bodies of water.


2021-10-01 09:30:00

2022-01-13 18:00:00

Lead Organizer


School Community RJ Cohort (Oct 2021) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

2021-10-01 09:30:00

2022-01-13 18:00:00
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