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RJ at UC Berkeley

Donate to Big Give -- March 12th!

RJ Center Berkeley, March 11 2020

Hello RJ Center friends and supporters, As RJ Student Leaders, we deeply believe in supporting the health and wellness of our fellow students on campus through community building and responding to harm. Through our work at the RJ Center, we learn crucial skills and strategies for addressing conflicts that occur through power asymmetries, miscommuni...

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RJ at UC Berkeley

Professor Nikki Jones: Change is a Group Process

RJ Center Berkeley, February 24 2019

An urban ethnography following men in the Filmore hood of San Francisco, considers the role of community and individuals on the journey for personal-collective growth.After a six month postponement on a much anticipated event, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Nikki Jones, and Goldman School candidate Clarence Ford engaged in convers...

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RJ on College Campuses

Due process and justice on college campuses: The Rights of the Accused in the Trump Era

RJ Center Berkeley, January 17 2019

Recently, defense lawyer Justin Dillon of Kaiser Dillon PLLC, published a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education with the title, “Thank God for Betsy DeVos.” (If this is behind a firewall for you, email us at rjcenterberkeley@gmail.com and we’ll send you a copy). Dillon’s law firm, KaiserDillon has made a name for itself in defending respondent...

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RJ on College Campuses

What to Expect from Trump Era Guidelines on SVSH

RJ Center Berkeley, January 7 2019

We’re currently in the middle of the comment period, so please take advantage of that opportunity to have a voice in these matters. The website know your ix has made it easy to write and submit a well-crafted comment. They’ve also devised a short description of the major changes in the rules. Or, you can take a deep dive into the actual policy.

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RJ and Social Justice

Anti-Violence Activists Talk About What Is Accountability

RJ Center Berkeley, October 22 2018

Link to video reference by blog here! In this video, anti-violence activists Kiyomi Fujikawa and Shannon Perez-Darby ask and explore: What does it look like to be accountable to survivors without exiling or disposing those who do harm? This video--the first of four--presents a bold discussion of harm, needs and accountability in social justice comm...

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RJ Philosophy and Practice

Michelle Alexander Takes The Long View

RJ Center Berkeley, October 19 2018

Speaking at Boalt Law School to celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of the Human Rights Law Clinic on Thursday, October 4, Michelle Alexander suggested we take the long view on the impending Kavanaugh confirmation. Her words were roughly: This is the backlash against the quickening pace of a radical revolution in American democracy…

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RJ Philosophy and Practice

What is Good Facilitation for Restorative Justice?

RJ Center Staff, October 1 2018

By RJ Center Staff What is good facilitation in Restorative Justice? In New Zealand, where modern RJ is practiced in conjunction with the criminal justice system for most kinds of cases of crime and harm, a team of researchers set out to discover what RJ practitioners themselves see as best practices for facilitators. The report is important, the r...

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RJ at UC Berkeley

We Thank You for Engaging. Now Let's Take Our Support for Restorative Justice a Step Further

RJ Center Staff, May 4 2018

By Jackie Bueno When Juls, the Co-Founder of the Center, invited me to become a part of this blog, I was deeply touched. This Center has truly transformed not only my way of thinking, but living. I and the rest of our Center thank each and everyone of you that had an open heart to read our blog, participate in it, and shape the voices of the needs...

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RJ at UC Berkeley

API Month Leadership Spotlight: Bianca Filart

RJ Center Staff, May 4 2018

By Jackie Bueno This year, the Restorative Justice blog is highlighting community leaders from the community for Asian Pacific Islander Month (API). Because the voices from the Pilipinx community often are underrepresented in U.S. media, our center recognizes the importance of uplifting voices like these.

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RJ at UC Berkeley

API Month Leadership Spotlight: Kim Davalos

RJ Center Staff, May 3 2018

By Jackie Bueno This year, the Restorative Justice blog is highlighting community leaders from the community for Asian Pacific Islander Month (API). Because the voices from the Pilipinx community often are underrepresented in U.S. media, our center recognizes the importance of uplifting voices like these.

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