Learn how to transform hurt, anger and violence into reconciliation and peace.
Anger Forgiveness Choice
This session provides an overview of the Restorative Justice Movement and how it is changing the way neighborhoods respond to conflict and crime:
- Exploring the differences between restorative & traditional justice
- Using practices to deconstruct memories of anger and hate
- Identifying tools and practices to use with people who have suffered or perpetrated violence or trauma.
Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from 1pm-3:30pm
Fee: Free will offering (Registration is free, but we ask that you do register online, below, so we can gauge an accurate headcount.)
Sponsored by: Briarcliff/Ossining Ministerial Association and Restorative Justice Community of Practice
About the Presenters:
Restorative Justice Community of Practitioners (RJCoP)
We are a group of volunteers who work in faith communities and prisons to transform anger and the desire for revenge into empathy and healing. We teach a program known as ESPERE that is used in high conflict areas around the world to show people how to heal in order to move forward in life and not be held back by unresolved hurts and anger.
After 35 years in Organizational & Leadership Development, Renee now works in prisons and urban communities. She is the designer of READI, a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum used throughout the region’s County agencies and Youth Bureaus. Renee integrates psychodrama, expressive arts, mindfulness & body-centered psychotherapeutic methods to create extraordinary learning experiences. With PhD studies and training from the International Institute of Restorative Practices, she draws inspiration from the residents of Sing-Sing and Bedford Hills Correctional facilities where, for the last 8 years, she has been member of the Quaker worship group and facilitator with Alternatives to Violence workshops. She is currently Education Director for Hour Children, whose mission is to end intergenerational incarceration