Event: Ignite Conference
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley at The Restorative Justice Center
Sponsored by Black Student Union, CalSERVE, Human Rights of the Incarcerated, MEChXA


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Event Summary

Bringing together high school students, UC Berkeley undergraduates, and community organizations to challenge the School to Prison Pipeline by promoting the use of restorative justice, an effective resource that addresses topics such as conflict resolution, peace making, and community building. The conference also explored the role of community organizing and George

About George Galvis

Galvis is currently Executive Director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) and member of the board of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). Since 1993, George has been a dedicated community worker promoting a set of non-violent values and strategies to end violence, restore community, and reclaim youth from the madness plaguing our streets. George is an educator, activist, writer, consultant, trainer, policy advocate, and speaker in the areas of youth development and organizing, violence prevention, restorative justice for youth, male responsibility, fatherhood issues, family strengthening and healing, cultural competency, multiracial alliance building, Native American wellbriety, social justice, participatory action research, and community organizing, planning, and development. He has been an invited speaker and presenter to communities, schools, juvenile detention centers, prisons, universities and conferences throughout the United States and abroad, including the United Nations. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies and a Master’s in City Planning (abt) from UC Berkeley where he was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow.