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Donate to Big Give, March 13th & 14th

Hello everyone! As RJ Student Leaders, we share a common interest in the health and wellness in our communities in responding to conflict and harm. We are learning valuable skills and strategies for responding to conflicts in our communities. We also learn to address conflicts that occur through power asymmetries, miscommunication, stress, and academic dishonesty. Our leaders are also trained to […]

Professor Nikki Jones: Change is a Group Process

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 conversation with the eager members of the UC Berkeley community on February 13th.  Professor Jones’ newest publication The Chosen Ones: Black Men and The Politics of Redemption, an urban […]

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

Recently, defense lawyer Justin Dillon of KaiserDillon 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 […]

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Anti-Violence Activists Talk About What Is Accountability

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 communities. […]

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Michelle Alexander Takes The Long View

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: Resist the temptation to see this moment through snapchat or Instagram, and see it in the larger […]

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What is Good Facilitation for Restorative Justice?

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 […]

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

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 […]

API Month Leadership Spotlight: Bianca Filart

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. For our API series, we’re highlighting various leaders from the […]

API Month Leadership Spotlight: Kim Davalos

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. For our API series, we’re highlighting various leaders from Pinay […]