Join us for a discussion on how we can use the principles and practices of restorative justice to create racially just schools that care for, develop, and respect every student in the classroom despite the challenges of remote learning. The conversation will center lessons learned from the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project—a four-year initiative led by Brooklyn Community Foundation in partnership with the NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE), the Mayor’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline, and a small cohort of Brooklyn middle and high schools, to develop a sustainable and effective model for school discipline reform and to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
This panel discussion includes Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Evaluator Dr. Anne Gregory (Rutgers University), Kenyatte Reid (NYC DOE Executive Director, Office of Safety and Youth Development), Ashley Ellis (Co-Founder of Breathe Circles and former Restorative Justice Director at the School for Democracy and Leadership), and Anthony Soto (graduate of the School for Democracy and Leadership).
ABOUT THE SERIES
Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Spark Change for Justice: Critical Conversations for Community-Led Change webinar series will focus on racial justice, how the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated oppressive systems that harm communities of color, and critical work that is happening right here in Brooklyn by Foundation grantees. This series consists of conversations with experts and notables in the space, scheduled from late-September through December.
Visit bcfny.org/webinars to learn more and RSVP for future conversations in the series.
Please note: there will be live Closed Captioning available during this webinar.