By Julie Shackford-Bradley Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi6MrDRy9OQ&t=2s This week, Stephen Colbert poked some fun at “talking stick” of Senator Susan Collins of Maine, calling it part of a “kindergarten game.” The joke was that the bipartisan group of senators who’d come together to end the government shutdown senators could not even master the rituals of […]
By Jackie Bueno Immigration is a topic that I am very passionate about given my personal connections to it. Both of my parents were immigrants to the U.S. My Mom and her family escaped Nicaragua during the 1980’s when a violent civil war erupted led by the Sandinista National Liberal Front. Meanwhile my Dad and […]
An Advocate For ALL: UC Berkeley Student Kim Robledo Discusses The Importance Of Fighting For Immigrant Rights
By Jackie Bueno Preface: This article will discuss immigration, a very nuanced and complex topic that’s one of the main reasons for the recent government shutdown. Here’s a link to better understand immigration policies in the U.S. such as DACA: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/16/16879632/daca-bill-durbin-graham Start of Article. With the recent detainment of UC Berkeley student Luis […]
By Jackie Bueno Reading Wilbert Cooper’s “I Was Forced to Fight, Now I’m Learning to Cry” were all too familiar for me. As a woman of color from both a Latinx and Filipinx background, I recognized the parallels immediately in Cooper’s article between the realities Black men face to establish legitimacy as men in their communities […]
Meet our RJ Student Leaders!
From Left to Right: Salomé, Jose, Nicole, Ollie, Diana, Jackie, Juliette, Jonah
Impacts of Cases of Sexual Harassment on Campus Communities Part I: Who is the “campus community” and what is its role?
note: this is Part I of a 3 part series on how campus communities respond to cases of sexual harassment by faculty Julie Shackford-Bradley When a case of sexual harassment occurs on a college campus, two parties are typically identified, the perpetrator also known as the “respondent” or person who has done the harm and […]
Image Via USA Today By TJ Grayson There is a clear miscommunication between the needs of students and the environments in which they are expected to thrive and succeed. While students of color, including those at UC Berkeley, have known this for years, recent events surrounding the relationship between race, cultural appropriation and the on-campus […]
Image via Columbia Prison Divest By Annie Gorden “[W]e hope that private prison divestment campaigns, with the abolitionist vision of a larger anti-prison movement, can help us start working towards divesting from the idea that prisons equal justice, which we believe to be fundamentally racist.” – Dunni Oduyemi Following an extremely successful 16-month student-led campaign, […]
The New York Times has published a very supportive OP Ed on the use of RJ for campus sexual misconduct cases. The article summarizes: In restorative justice, the victim and the accused generally meet with facilitators and other community members affected by the offense. The goal is to agree on a plan to make amends to the victim […]
by Nava Bearson A recent article, Restoring Racial Justice (open as pdf) pushes for greater incorporation of race in restorative justice. Authors Fania Davis, Mikhail Lyubansky, and Mara Schiff assert that up to this point, the restorative justice movement has failed to explicitly address race. Through recognizing race and tackling race related issues, restorative justice can […]