UC Berkeley Leader Spotlight: Michelle Cera

Interview conducted by Jackie Bueno Filmed and edited by Jonah Gercke This week, we’re highlighting Michelle Cera, the first ever Panhellenic VP of Community Development (2016)! Michelle discusses her work in creating more equitable spaces in Greek life, the challenges and upsides in doing so, and why RJ is beneficial to communities like hers. Watch Michelle here! […]

Humans of RJ: Juliette Tafoya

Juliette is a freshman at UC Berkeley and is the Team Manager and an RJ Student Leader. As the manager for the center, she plans out events and RJ circles — making sure that the RJ Center has an abundant amount of food, resources, and areas/rooms for upcoming group circles; she helps create restorative templates […]

ASUC Elections Spotlight: Amir Wright

By Jackie Bueno This year, the Restorative Justice blog is highlighting candidates from both Student Action and CalSERVE, to find out what their platforms are and why they’re running for ASUC Executive positions and ASUC Senate. This week, we’re highlighting Amir Wright, a sophomore at Cal. Amir is running for Senator with CalSERVE. The RJ […]

ASUC Elections Spotlight: Idalys Pérez

By Jackie Bueno This year, the Restorative Justice blog is highlighting candidates from both Student Action and CalSERVE, to find out what their platforms are and why they’re running for ASUC Executive positions and ASUC Senate. This week, we’re highlighting Idalys Pérez, a sophomore at Cal. Idalys is running for Senator with CalSERVE, Cal Students […]

Restorative Justice, Not Guns In K-12

By Simone Bradley In a shocking turn of events, the Trump administration has found a way to blame the Obama administration for the recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Remember in 2013 when Obama sought to decrease the number of unwarranted suspensions and expulsions of minority students? Well, according to Marco Rubio, Florida republican […]

Thoughts After The March: Sarah Jung-mi Brown

By Sarah Jung-mi Brown Photo taken at the March for Our Lives Protest in Oakland, California on Saturday, March 24, 2018. In the wake of violence, I found hope. These days in America, it seems like every other day we wake up to a new story that cuts a fresh wound. Yet yesterday, I felt […]

ASUC Elections Spotlight: Juniperangelica Gia Cordova

By Jackie Bueno This year, the Restorative Justice blog is highlighting candidates from both Student Action and CalSERVE, to find out what their platforms are and why they’re running for ASUC Executive positions and ASUC Senate. This week, we’re featuring Juniperangelica, a junior transfer at Cal and current Senator in the ASUC. Juniperangelica is running […]

#ActiveListeningNews: What College Students Really Think About Free Speech

Photo courtesy of The New York Times The New York Times posted an article about the realities of how college campuses are coping with free speech, including our very own UC Berkeley. Read the article here! “What you see is a generation that’s struggling with really deep questions about how to be a pluralistic society and a […]

Humans of RJ: Jackie Bueno

This week, we’re highlighting one of our Student Leaders and Lead Blogger for the Restorative Justice Center’s blog, Jackie Bueno. Jackie is a senior at UC Berkeley studying Sociology graduating in August 2018. She started working for the RJ Center in September 2017. Since then, Jackie has led Restorative Justice Circles in Greek life and […]

ASUC Elections Spotlight: Alex Wilfert

By Jackie Bueno  This year, the Restorative Justice blog is highlighting candidates from both Student Action and CalSERVE, to find out what their platforms are and why they’re running for ASUC Executive positions and ASUC Senate. This week, we’re featuring Alex Wilfert, a junior at Cal and current Senator in the ASUC. Alex is running […]