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Upcoming Events

DateEventTime
2022 Dates TBDRJ2: Restorative Justice Practices and Racial JusticeMST
Thursday, April 28, 2022Q2 Membership Gathering - Guiding Documents and Best Practices9:00am - 11:30am MST
Thursday, September 22, 2022Q3- Membership Gathering - Data collection and funding9:00am - 11:30am MST
September Date TBDPolicy Listening CircleTBD MST
Thursday, November 11, 2022Q4- Membership Gathering - Board Elections9:00am - 11:30am MST
Fall Date TBDStatewide ConveningTBD MST


CAPACITY BUILDING COMMITTEE Meets on the Second Thursday of the month from 10:00am - 11:00am (zoom) To sign up contact Tamara Sherwood at: Tamara.Sherwood@gmail.com

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE The Communities of Practice was created to provide support, network, find solutions and share resources. This group is open to those outside of CCRJP’s membership and is specific to those involved with restorative practice in schools and criminal justice throughout Colorado. To sign up and receive the next Zoom link, contact Cheryl at: kiddos1993@gmail.com

CoP Schools Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (zoom)

CoP Criminal Justice Group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (zoom)

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 3:30pm to 5:00pm (zoom) To sign up contact Rachel Larsen at: Rachel.Larsen@colorado.edu

OUTREACH COMMITTEE Meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00am - 11:30am (zoom) To sign up contact Ames Stenson at: Stensona8@gmail.com



2022 RJ2: A Training Series on the Intersectionality of
Restorative Justice Practices and Racial Justice Series Dates Coming Soon!

PREVIOUS RJ2 EVENTS in 2021

SESSION 1
Waking Up to Whiteness in Restorative Justice
Presented by Dr. Robyn Short

This training covered how to support white people in deepening their understanding of racial inequities, biases, and the role white supremacy plays in the oppression of all communities of color. As restorative justice practitioners, we are called to deepen and broaden our personal awareness in order to reduce racial harm perpetuated in RJ practices and create intentionally inclusive and welcoming RJ spaces.

SESSION 2 Anti-Oppression Practice and Transformative Justice
Presented by Regan Byrd

How do we solve the roots of harmful oppressive systems like racism, sexism, homophobia, and cissexism? How does one (or an organization) act in allyship towards the marginalized communities targeted by these systems? How do these very systems of oppression and dehumanization show up in our attempts to practice restorative and transformative justice? What vision of the world are we trying to build?

SESSION 3 Addressing The First Harm: What Is It?
Presented by Edward C. Valandra, Waŋbli Wapȟáha Hokšíla; & Brett Lee Shelton

The dialogue between two Indigenous leaders, was exchanged about settler colonialism and restorative justice with restorative practices practitioners addressing T he First Harm—stolen Native land. An understanding of the roles people play in maintaining settler colonialism is a necessary step in becoming authentic allies to Indigenous Peoples and working towards justice—Undoing The First Harm.

SESSION 4 Motus Theater’s JustUs: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System
MotusMonologists: Dereck Bell, Daniel Guillory, Juaquin Mobley and Brandon Wainright

Leaders who were formerly incarcerated tell artfully crafted autobiographical monologues that expose the devastating impact of the criminal legal system and inspire action towards a vision of true justice. Performance features musical responses by the acclaimed acapella singers, Spirit of Grace. In addition, special guest readers, chosen by the Colorado Coalition for Restorative Justice Practices, (CCJRP) will stand in the shoes of a JustUs monologist by reading their story aloud.