The RJ Center offers trainings in Restorative Practice (Circles and Community Building) and Restorative Justice (Restorative Responses for Conflict and Harm). Please check our calendar of events to find upcoming trainings. Our workshops are available by request for living spaces, departments, classes and all other communities and spaces. Please contact us to determine which types of workshops are best for you.
Racial harms are not uncommon on Berkeley campus and many of us are still unsure of how to handle this type of conflict when it happens. Like, what is okay to say and what’s not? What do I do when I hear/see a harm happening? Join us as we journey through the use of restorative practice to address and heal racial harms.
During this workshop, you will learn how to respond to interpersonal racial harms in ways that validate the experiences of those who are experiencing harm, provide needed support and care, and create opportunities for those who harm to let go of defensiveness, take accountability for their impacts, and commit to learning and change. Participants will explore how to identify your own biases, so that you become more aware of how your words and actions may affect others unintentionally, and how to work through the healing of the unintentional harm with sincere and empathetic intention. The workshop will also suggest strategies for recognizing and addressing broader structural and cultural manifestations of racial oppression and harm that flow through our language and everyday interactions, and pathways to deeper levels of transformation.