FRIDAY NIGHT KICK OFF EVENT:

“What is a Healing Justice Movement?”

PROGRAM:

INTERGENERATIONAL WELCOME

YOUTH PERFORMANCES

KEYNOTE SPEECH (Shawn Ginwright & Loren Cahill)

ELDER PERFORMANCE

SHOUT OUTS/INTROS

YOUTH PERFORMANCES

CLOSING

YOUTH PERFORMANCE

MINGLING

 

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS:

“Grassroots Practices and Sharing”

PROGRAM:

WELCOME

Video Screening HEALING JUSTICE MOVEMENT

OPENING BUILD

FROM HUMAN JUSTICE TO HEALING JUSTICE Center for NuLeadership and H.O.L.L.A!

LUNCH BREAKOUT SESSION I

1:25 P.M. – 2:55 P.M.

BREAKOUT SESSION II

3:05 P.M. – 4:35 P.M.

BREATHE OUT CLOSING

 

GRASSROOTS PRACTICES AND SHARING (SESSION I)

1:25 P.M. – 2:55 P.M.

ARTISTIC NOISE

(Re)Define Yourself

This workshop connects to the theme of “Building a Healing Justice Movement” by engaging in fun, creative play, and uplifting the leadership of youth of color. From this workshop participant will take away two works of art: one of who society says they are or should be, and one of who they believe they are or will be.

B.R.E.A.T.H.E: CIRCLES FOR MY SISTAS

To B.R.E.A.T.H.E: Healing as Justice for my Sistas

B.R.E.A.T.H.E committed to the healing and liberation of girls and women of color in our communities. It is our goal to curate a safe space for
sistas to B.R.E.A.T.H.E (Be Balanced, Restored, Empowered, Affirmed, Transformed, Healed, and Embodied).

THE RESTORATIVE CENTER

The Teens Lead the Way

TRC recognizes the progressive possibilities in working with young adults. To expand the availability of community circles and the reach of restorative justice, Teen leaders are trained circle keepers, and also help train volunteers, attorneys and teachers in our unique model of Restorative Justice.

TRC program team drew upon their deep reservoir of real-world experiences to develop the Newburgh Model (named in honor of the city which hosted the process), weaving, and expanding community circle teachings from around the world. The Newburgh Model codifies a replicable, teachable, flexible structure of free-standing community circles. The circles realign our power and voice, allowing for the expression of individual truths and the emergence of collective wisdom. These principals are the ones we need to build a justice movement.

COMMUNITIES UNITED FOR RESTORATIVE YOUTH JUSTICE
La Cultura Cura—Culture Cures

La Cultura Cura—Culture Cures workshop will identify and demonstrate the different ways that Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) implements cultural and artistic healing practices to engage, develop and sustain young leaders. La Cultura Cura—Culture Cures workshop main goals include: 1) Making a connection between organizing and the healing nature of art. Participants will hear about how CURYJ has used art to fight gentrification and incarceration

in Oakland while also participating in activities that elicit creative expression; 2) Providing information on CURYJ restorative practices and sacred tools and objects. CURYJ leaders will explain and demonstrate how to practice circle process and the use of an altar through our indigenous teachings; and 3) Engaging participants in trauma informed exercises they can use to build healing justice in their community. Workshop facilitators will walk participants through artistic exercises that can be used for both the political development and internal healing processes of young people and adults.

FATHERS & FAMILIES OF SAN JOAQUIN

This presentation will create an interactive space for participants to experience Stockton’s culturally-rooted healing approach focused on community empowerment, consciousness-raising, and local/state-wide movement-building. The San Joaquin County Alliance for Boys & Men of Color & the Stockton TRC—both housed under Fathers & Families

of San Joaquin—offer spaces for healing and empowerment to those vulnerable individuals and their families who identify as crime survivors
& whom are hyper-impacted by community trauma, gun violence and over-incarceration. This presentation will focus on incorporating personal testimony and group dialogue into a healing circle model that highlights the importance of survivor-based trauma-recovery paradigms which emphasize and uplift the voices of those who are DIRECTLY impacted by policies and procedures that inevitably limit access to healing resources and prevent particular marginalized populations from receiving the care they deserve. We open up this space for other survivors, organizers, and providers to get an in-depth perspective regarding the coordination
of care across multiple sectors in order to transform institutions and systems that crime survivors encounter in their healing journeys. It is our hope that our team can offer critical insight into what it means to build a trauma-recovery model based in healing for all those who have been affected by violence & trauma.

 

GRASSROOTS PRACTICES AND SHARING (SESSION II)

3:05 P.M. – 4:35 P.M.

URBAN PEACE MOVEMENT

Healing the Healers

This workshop will explore the need for healing spaces for activists, community organizers, outreach workers, and folks who hold up young people from our neighborhoods. The work we do demands so much of our time and hearts, and sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. Join us to have a conversation about why it is important that we make time to heal ourselves and heal the healers.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION FOR YOUTH

What’s the Story? Violence and Black Bodies

This workshop will first examine how Black bodies, movements and interactions are policed and demonized. Through interpretive movement and discussion, participants will redefine the meaning of Black intimacy. Participants should be aware that they will be asked to use their bodies and touch others during this workshop.

URBAN YOUTH COLLABORATIVE

Solutions Not Suspensions Workshop

The use of suspensions, arrests, and summons unfairly criminalizes normal youthful behavior of Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, gender non- conforming and students with disabilities. Young people, parents, educators, and civil rights leaders are fighting to dismantle the school-to- prison pipeline and utilize alternatives to suspensions, such as restorative justice. Learn about how to integrate restorative justice in schools and the movement to adopt the Young People’s Agenda Participants will leave this workshop with: 1) a greater understanding of the movement to shift discipline policies and practices as a social justice issue; 2) be able to identify how Restorative Practices can improve the school culture by positively affecting the relationship dynamics between student-to- educator, student-to-student, educator-to-educator relationships; 3) learn about the resources and support educators and youth and community organizers who are advocating to support implementation; and 4) identify strategies for educators to engage with youth and community organizers.

YA-YA NETWORK

Youth Empowerment is Restorative Justice

This workshop presents the theory and practice of restorative justice. Restorative Justice is the means for working class black and brown youth to reclaim their power by leading a collective healing process. This workshop urges that community organizing is a liberating form
of healing for oppressed people. Restorative Justice is simply the acknowledgement that the community also has a stake in healing conflict, trauma, and neglect. Young people must lead many. When we are able to see each other’s healing as our own healing, empowerment and the will to fight the indignaties we’ve endured will blossom.

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