API Month Leadership Spotlight: Dr. Elaine Serina

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 […]

Humans of RJ: Salomé Ragot

This week, the RJ Center is highlighting Salomé Ragot, a sophomore at UC Berkeley. Salomé is an RJ Student Leader and teaches the RJ Center’s weekly Decal. Here’s her bio: Q: Tell me about where you grew up. Salomé: So I was born in France, but I really grew up most of my life in […]

UC Berkeley Spotlight: Arlette Jacome

The RJ Center would like to present Arlette Jacome​, Co-Founder of Central Americans for Empowerment at Berkeley (CAFÉ)! Our Center wanted to give a voice and platform to students whose narratives are so often excluded in the media and even at times the Latinx community. We thank students such as Arlette for her Restorative Justice […]

ASUC Elections Spotlight: Nick Araujo

By Jackie Bueno This year, the Restorative Justice blog is highlighting Student Action, CalSERVE, and Independent candidates to find out what their platforms are and why they’re running for ASUC Executive positions and ASUC Senate. This week, we’re highlighting, Nick Araujo, a sophomore at Cal. Nick is running for Senator as an Independent candidate. The […]

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 […]