A message from the Corktown Restorative Justice Steering Committee:
A Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking is in the works in the Corktown community here in Detroit. We need your help to canvass the neighborhood and figure out what people need in the center! (See below for times/dates and definition of restorative justice). The concept for a Center in Corktown has grown out of over a year of restorative justice dialogue that has been happening in Corktown in response to violence in the community. For more information about this work, read here: http://stpetersdetroit.com/ministries/restorative-justice-group/
We have developed a needs assessment survey and are building a team to canvas the neighborhood and use the survey to talk to folks about how they experience conflict in the community, their thoughts about forming a center to address these needs, and whether they would like to get involved.
We need lots of people to canvas! The plan is to pair people up, and at least one person in each pair will be someone who lives in, works in, or is in some way deeply connected in Corktown.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in signing up to canvas.
Available dates are:
Thursday, May 17, 5-8pm
Tuesday, May 22, 5-8pm
Wednesday, May 30, 5-8pm
Saturday, June 2, 11am-2
Sunday, June 3, 2-5pm
Any support that you can give, we would be very grateful, even if you can just come for an hour. We hope you will consider joining us in this work. If you are not able to help with canvassing but are interested in offering your gifts in another way, please contact us at email@example.com
Please pass this along to anyone else you think may be interested in helping out!
Corktown Restorative Justice Steering Committee