Restorative Justice Week 2002 is set for April 14-21. The Theme for this event is Visionary Law. This is an opportunity for the community to come forward and accept an active role in the process of restorative justice. We are in the process of developing a calendar of community activities, drafting a list of sponsors and deciding interest in creating a National Restorative Justice award and other activities. We welcome your participation in this event as a presenter, sponsor, participant or whatever other role you feel led to pursue. For more information you can contact Tony Brown at (208) 882-5416 -or- email@example.com We attempt to do most planning via email, but we do have a limited number of conference calls. The next of which will be forthcoming the last week in February.
Our vision is to have a select number of major centers where we will have the bulk of programs and than ask communities to include their events as they feel called. In other words, if you already have something planned than maybe you would feel lead to include it under the heading of restorative justice. Or perhaps you want to do something special that you feel will work in your community. Visionary Law is a very inclusive theme as you will see based on the events that are already on the calendar. We have received a specific request to include some form of AVP training or workshop during this program.
Sponsorship will be open at least until March 15, 2002. We ask sponsors to decide what they feel they can do to make restorative justice a successful event. Some might be able to contribute money, others may have a mailing list they can make available or related promotional material, and others may support the idea but are not called to come play any role other than the lending of the name. We ask you to tell us what you feel is your gift for the week. Sponsors to date include: Friends Committee on Restorative Justice; Renaissance Lawyer, Restorative Justice Ministry Network, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) and the Center for Restorative Justice (Suffolk University; Boston, MA), Campaign for Equity and Restorative Justice (CERJ), Healing of Persons Exceptional (H.O.P.E), International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers and Fundación CEPPA Centro de Estudios para la Paz ,( San JosE Costa Rica.)
TENTATIVE CALENDAR AND LOCATION OF EVENTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)
J. Kim Wright, Renaissance Lawyer -- Visionary Law
Terri Kelly-- Portland State-- Hate Crimes
Tony Nocella-- Radical Peace Community and how it relates to rj (may move to California)
College Station, Texas
Restorative Justice Ministry Network Conference (April 19-20)
Events still being planned
Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University (Elise Boulding "building peaceful communities"
Ken Hamilton (HOPE) is looking at options across Maine and New England. He will lead a program on voluntary apologies as they relate to restorative justice.
Radical Forgiveness Workshops-Now Confirmed-
Colin Tipping, author of Radical Forgiveness, will do two workshops during the week. www.radicalforgiveness.com
Radical Forgiveness Ceremony: Apr 17, Weds. 7:00 – 9:30pm. Unity of Phoenix,
1500 East Greenway Pkwy, Phoenix. No booking necessary.
RF Ceremony: Fri Apr 19, 7:00 – 9:30pm, Reunion Center, 140
Mayhew Way, Pleasant Hill, CA. No booking necessary. Directions 925-946-0645
OTHER EVENTS BEING DISCUSSED
Nightly conference calls on topics related to restorative justice
Relationship of Restorative Justice to School Community
Relationship between various factions of restorative justice movement
Reintegration of Offender into communities (how are we doing?)