Facilitating Restorative Conferencing Training

Facilitating Restorative Conferencing Training

January 14 & 15

8:30 am-4:30 pm each day

Participants will receive a certificate from the

International Institute for Restorative Practice.

This is a benefit for anyone seeking employment in human services or education.  

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training

Facilitated by William Boyle

This training is generally offered at $320 a person; however, William  has generously agreed facilitate training pro bono.  The cost is for materials, food, and support of the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center.  Your generosity helps us to work.

The training registration cost is a sliding scale from $80-$240

If you can’t afford the full registration fee, we can set up barter, no one will be turned away.

YOU MUST REGISTER  BY JANUARY 5

IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE TRAINING

Please fill out the registration form

and send in half of your registration fee prior to January 10.

Information on the location will be sent out to you after you register.  Breakfast and lunch are included.

If you have any questions, please contact the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center at detroitrestorativejustice@gmail.com.

Bill Boyle is the former Director of the Model Center, Bowers Academy and Equity Programming

in Bloomfield Hills Schools. He has 31 years of experience as a teacher, athletic coach and administrator at all levels of K-12 education. Bill has worked diligently to form schools that serve as places of belonging for all students as the foundation for learning. He currently serves as an consultant, coach and facilitator for schools, non-profits and the private sector specializing in the areas of Restorative Practices and Equity Literacy. Bill is the Executive Director for the Michigan Network for Equity in Education and is an instructor for the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

This training is a part of the Training Series of the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center.

Peacemaking Circle 101 – In Schools

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INTERESTED IN LEARNING A TOOL FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PREVENTION?

COME TO OUR INTRO TO
PEACEMAKING CIRCLE 101 TRAINING!

This training will specifically focus on peacemaking circles
IN SCHOOLS
(Teachers, Security Guards, Lunch Aides, Classroom Aides, Principles, Volunteers, etc. )

Saturday, September 10 , 1pm-5pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
1950 Trumbull St.
Detroit, MI 48216

SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE RSVP by September 8 .
Complete Registration Form HERE

From this interactive workshop, you will learn about restorative practices, gain basic tools for leading a peacemaking circle, receive information on integrating restorative practices in school settings, and leave with materials for continued practice and study.

$20-$50 sliding scale or non-monetary exchange
(no one will be turned away)
all proceeds will go to
the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center.
Snacks and materials will be provided.
Please bring a pen, paper, and be ready to participate!

Please send questions to detroitrestorativejustice@gmail.com.
Please complete Registration to RSVP
SPACE IS LIMITED

If you are not able to pay or would prefer to barter, please email back with what you would like barter and we can work out an exchange.

Sponsored by the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center

The co-trainers are:

Marcia Lee began with Restorative Justice working with men with a history of domestic violence. Through this work she recognized the importance of creating circles of accountability and support, inner work, and community building. Now, her work in Restorative Justice focuses in the communities that she is a part of in Detroit and Hamtramck. Marcia has a masters in Dispute Resolution and is a trained Peacemaking Circle keeper. She is a co-founder of the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center, tai chi practitioner, aspiring pun maker, directs Cap Corps Midwest, a full time volunteer program (similar to AmeriCorps), and coordinates the Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation for the Capuchin Franciscans.

Mindy Nathan came to realize the power of Restorative Justice by seeing how it changed her alternative high school’s staff and students, and their relationships to each other and the environment in positive ways. Mindy directed the Tri-County Educational Center for 8.5 years – it was the alternative high school program of Berkley Schools. Restorative “thinking” and practices are an essential component of a healthy school culture and are important facets of social-emotional learning and trauma-informed schools. Among other desirable outcomes, restorative practices build empathy and community among students and staff. Mindy has been a school board trustee, a religious educator, a high school teacher and adjunct instructor in a business college. She is now employed as a learning specialist by the Education Achievement Authority (EAA).

Peacemaking Circle 101 Training for Community/Neighborhood Leaders

INTERESTED IN LEARNING A TOOL FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PREVENTION?
 
COME TO OUR INTRO TO 
PEACEMAKING CIRCLE 101 TRAINING!
 
This training will specifically focus on peacemaking circles for COMMUNITY/NEIGHBORHOOD SPACES 
(neighborhood, block clubs, community center)
 
Saturday, June 11 , 1pm-5pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
1950 Trumbull St.
Detroit, MI 48216
SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE RSVP by June 9.
From this interactive workshop, you will learn about restorative practices, gain basic tools for leading a peacemaking circle, receive  information on integrating restorative practices on a community and neighborhood level, and leave with materials for continued practice and study.
 
 
$20-$50 sliding scale or non-monetary exchange 
(no one will be turned away)
all proceeds will go to 
the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center.
Snacks and materials will be provided.
Please bring a pen, paper, and be ready to participate!
 
Please send questions to detroitrestorativejustice@gmail.com 
SPACE IS LIMITED

If you are not able to pay or would prefer to barter, please email back with what you would like barter and we can work out an exchange.
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Peacemaking Circle 101 Training February 2016

Sponsored by the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center
The co-trainers are:
Cynthia Tobias is a long time resident of Detroit, a parent, activist, community gardener, nurse, massage therapist and restorative justice practitioner. She was trained at the Ohashiatsu Touch for Peace Institute where she became a shiatsu practitioner. She teaches Re-evaluation Co-counseling, which is a deep listening skill that assists people in healing from individual, generational and systematic institutionalized hurts. She understand the innate connection between spirit, mind, body and all things living and approaches her work from this assumption.
Kezia Curtis, a life-long Detroit resident and enthused bicycle mechanic, is passionate about conflict reconciliation. Committed to community organizing, working with youth and urban farming, Curtis was introduced to Kingian Nonviolence as a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Sr.  High School.   A summer employment program provided the necessary training that changed her perspective and definitions of conflict and nonviolence. Practicing nonviolence for numerous years, it has unarguably become a part of her life. Curtis was certified as a Level 2 trainer by the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies Program at University of Rhode Island in 2012 and has since shared her love for and belief in the program with others. For more than a decade, Curtis has worked with youth in a wide range of settings from summer and after school programming, Kingian Nonviolence classes and workshops as well as leadership development programming.
 
Marcia Lee began with Restorative Justice working with men with a history of domestic violence.  Through this work she recognized the importance of creating circles of accountability and support, inner work, and community building.  Now, her work in Restorative Justice focuses in the communities that she is a part of in Detroit and Hamtramck.  Marcia has a masters in Dispute Resolution and is a trained Peacemaking Circle keeper.  She is a co-founder of the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center, tai chi practitioner, aspiring pun maker, directs Cap Corps Midwest, a full time volunteer program (similar to AmeriCorps), and coordinates the Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation for the Capuchin Franciscans.

COME TO OUR INTRO TO PEACEMAKING CIRCLE 101 TRAINING!

INTERESTED IN LEARNING A TOOL FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PREVENTION?
 
COME TO OUR INTRO TO 
PEACEMAKING CIRCLE 101 TRAINING!
 
Saturday, February 27, 1pm-5pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
1950 Trumbull St.
Detroit, MI 48216
SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE RSVP.
From this interactive workshop, you will learn about restorative practices, gain basic tools for leading a peacemaking circle, information on integrating restorative practices on an organization level (with a focus on schools), and materials for continued practice and study.
 
 
$20-$50 sliding scale or non-monetary exchange 
(no one will be turned away)
all proceeds will go to 
the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center.
Snacks and materials will be provided.
Please bring a pen, paper, and be ready to participate!
 
Please send RSVP or questions to detroitrestorativejustice@gmail.com 
SPACE IS LIMITED

If you are not able to pay or would prefer to barter, please email back with what you would like barter and we can work out an exchange.
 
Sponsored by the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center
 
The co-trainers are:
Mindy Nathan came to realize the power of Restorative Justice by seeing how it changed her alternative high school’s staff and students, and their relationships to each other and the environment in positive ways. Mindy directed the Tri-County Educational Center for 8.5 years – it was the alternative high school program of Berkley Schools. Restorative “thinking” and practices are an essential component of a healthy school culture and are important facets of social-emotional learning and trauma-informed schools. Among other desirable outcomes, restorative practices build empathy and community among students and staff.  Mindy has been a school board trustee, a religious educator, a high school teacher and adjunct instructor in a business college. She is now employed as a learning specialist by the Education Achievement Authority (EAA).
Marcia Lee began with Restorative Justice working with men with a history of domestic violence.  Through this work she recognized the importance of creating circles of accountability and support, inner work, and community building.  Now, her work in Restorative Justice focuses in the communities that she is a part of in Detroit and Hamtramck.  Marcia has a masters in Dispute Resolution and is a trained Peacemaking Circle keeper.  She is a co-founder of the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center, tai chi practitioner, aspiring pun maker, directs Cap Corps Midwest, a full time volunteer program (similar to AmeriCorps), and coordinates the Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation for the Capuchin Franciscans.

Join us for the Corktown Open House!

If you live in the Corktown community in Detroit, please join us for the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center Open House.  Saturday, February 13th from 2pm-5pm.  If you do not live in this neighborhood, please share this with folks who do and save the date for a Peacemaking Circle 101 for Feb. 27th.

 

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Oppression Without Blood Shed

November 21, 2015 | Meta Peace Team, Phoenix Jones | Occupied Huwwara 

On a daily bases, Human Rights / Occupation Laws are being broken, by the Occupying Israeli government. One of which is the function of farmers requiring a permit to tend and harvest from their orchards.  A second are settlements erected on Palestinian land.

Act 46: Family and rights, the lives of persons and private property, as well as religious conventions and practice must be respected. Private property cannot be confiscated.

Act 49: The Occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

On Wednesday and Thursday last week, Scott, Bud and myself accompanied a Palestinian farmer to his olive orchard in Occupied Huwwara, near the Huwwara checkpoint

checkpoints are composed of two elements – an infrastructure which impedes vehicular  and pedestrian traffic and permanent presence of Israeli security personnel (e.g. the IDF, the border police, the civil police, a private security company). Security personnel usually check the documentation of persons crossing the checkpoint and conduct searches on their vehicles and their belongings. (United Nations definition)

 Below the Brakha- Samaritan Settlement (Israeli settlements are Israeli civilian communities built on lands occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-Day War.)

On Wednesday, while harvesting a military van parked and the soldiers called the farmer that owns the land down. They spoke to one another.  The farmer returned from the conversation with the solider.  We then, all notice soldiers standing above us on a hill.  The Farmer is called back down by the soldiers to talk.  This time a Jewish – Israeli woman went down with him to try to talk with the soldiers.  As they spoke, we all exchanged glances, aware of the soldiers still standing above us.  As the farmer made his way back up, with the jewish – Israeli woman behind him and the Israeli military behind her.  We were all there standing between the olive trees.  I then came to the understood that the military was saying we had to go, more specifically the farmer had to vacate his land.  How is it that  this farmer could be forced off of his own land.  Israel has made it an illegal act to harvest, prune trees or tend to your land without a permit.  The farmers permit was for Thursday, not Wednesday.

We returned to the farm on Thursday, not long after starting to harvest an Israeli truck pulled up, he was speaking to an Israeli settler.  myself along with Bud began taking pictures.  The Israeli soldier called us all down.  With broken english and signals he told those that have reached the gate between them, no pictures.  The Israeli settler is there with the soldiers, telling Bud that he cannot take pictures and he must erase the pictures he took.  I never completed the walk down to the fence.  We all made our way back up to the orchard.  soon after we resumed working, we saw soldiers above us, closer than the previous day. we harvested the whole day with exception to a coffee break and lunch. As the day began to wind down (because the permit was for morning to 4pm) the soldiers became more visually closer.  About 2 hours before the permit expired, the soldiers yelled down from their hilltop in hebrew, I am sure rushing us along.  Maybe an hour before the permit expired the soldiers yelled down to us, once again.  The farmer asked what time is it, when we answered his hands moved a little faster.  The farmers are required to be completely off of the land when the permit expires.  with some minutes to spare the farmers had packed up their supplies and olives and we were headed down the hill.

This is not an isolated incident, nor is it close to being the most overt.  This is what Israel has created, illegally.  All over Palestine laws are being broken by the Israeli government and the human rights of Palestinians are being ignored.  It is the job of the outside nations to hold Israel accountable for their crimes.

Our liberation is bound together, and your solidarity is mandatory!

Call to Action United States Universities

November 28, 2015 | Meta Peace Team,Phoenix Jones| Occupied Tulkarm, Palestine Technical University

 

Phoenix Jones, is from Detroit, MI.  She came to Palestine on behalf of the Meta Peace Team.  Meta Peace Team (MPT) seeks a just world grounded in nonviolence and respect for the sacred interconnectedness of all life.  MPT works with communities to promote nonviolence.  We provide protective accompaniment and intervention to prevent / reduce violence, observation / witness, documentation / reporting, and direct action.  We share facts and stories to educate people in the USA, about the occupation in Palestine.  Our teams rotate throughout the year, coordinated from our home office in Michigan (USA).  To follow MPT Palestine Blogg, please go to mptinpalestine.blogspot.com

 Palestinian Technical University, located in occupied Tulkarm in the northern West Bank, has been actively under attack everyday since October of this year.  During this time 24 students have been arrested (without being charged and will spend at least 6 months in prison) and over 400 students injured from live ammunition, rubber bullets, rubber coated steel bullets, and tear gas.   The University has contacted the Israeli Military several times to request an explanation for the attacks, but none has been given.  On Sunday, November 29, 2015 58 students were injured because of tear gas, 7 injured by live bullets, 5 injured by steel rubber coated bullets, 9-10 rubber bullet, and 1 person is in the intensive care unite in Nablus (live bullet pierced his arm and went into his chest).  All students injured are between the ages of 15 and 20.

 The University request that United States’ Universities use their platform to publicize what Palestine Technical University in Tulkarm is suffering from. They ask that the Universities lobby the government on their behalf.  Students would also appreciate the support of universities in developing student exchange programs.

 Palestinian Technical University was established in 1903, and became a University in 2007.  Currently the University serves 6,300 students.  When the apartheid wall was built in 2000, 200 dunam of the University’s property was taken away from the agricultural college, leaving them with 50-55 dunam for green houses, veterinarian program, vegetable crop, olive and fruit orchard, and aquaculture.  

 The military berm was built originally in 1997, on land stolen from the university  when the Israeli apartheid wall was built, the berm was abandon.  3-4 weeks ago the University attempted to level the berm (because the facility has been abandoned for so long), but the bulldozer was confiscated by the military (bulldozer has currently not been returned).  The University Vice – President was detained and threatened to be arrested, while on University property.

 Two students give a first hand  account of the first time the military attacked the school in October (both students wish to remain anonymous  because of fear of being arrested for speaking out against Israeli military)

 Second year student, studying information science at the PTU recalls

“The first time the military get into the university, we have the first exams.  All the exams were canceled. Everyday they were throwing the gases so the students were afraid to come to the university.  For the students that were shot, and the other who were arrested it made their education hard because they are unable to move on to the next year, they will be forced to repeat the current year.  Just like them if I smell the gases or get arrested it’s going to be bad for my educational career.  The same building that we are having the exam or lecture, there is gunshot or a gas bomb.  We hope that the American people and other countries don’t support Israel, in any way.”

 

21 year old Electrical Engineer student recalls

“I remember the first time the army was in Kadoorie.  At first they started at the outside land.  They were making shots in the air.  They were shooting live bullets at the students.  They started to get inside the university more and more.  They throw the skunk water on the library.  There were students being hurt by the bullets.  So many students were shot.  It affects our psychology, we became more afraid.  When we were doing our exams we hear the sound of the bullets and smelling the gas.  It became normal to our body to smell the gas.  We hope the American people do not support the Israelis.”  

 

4 years ago PTU began planning for the Olive Oil International conference, they invited 26 critical experts to deliver speeches to over 400 participants.  Two months prior to conference the university began checking on the status of the travel permits.  Each time they called the office, they were told to wait another week.  One day before the conference date, the Israeli travel visa office contacted the University, denying all 21 guest travel visa’s to Tulkarm.  Most of the experts lived only an hour away.  

 

Below is a link to video of Israeli Military invading the campus of Palestinian Technical University, on Tuesday November 24.  

https://www.facebook.com/mohammed.qashou.5/videos/924457740980522/ 

 

For more information on how to support PTU please contact :

Mr. Azmi Saleh | +970-92-688199 | a.saleh@ptuk.edu.ps | salehazmi@hotmail.com

 Omar Jouda | omarjoda@gmail.com