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Restorative DC Events and Training for April 2019

Tuesday, April 9 - Friday, April 26, 2019

Sponsored by: Restorative DC

http://www.restorativedc.org/

Community of Practice | Tuesday, April 9 | 9:00-11:00am | Bright Beginnings, 128 M St. NW, #150
National and DC-based data demonstrates that students with disabilities are more likely to be suspended, expelled, or involved with the juvenile justice system then their non-disabled peers. This disproportionality calls for practices that support the social and educational needs of all youth. Restorative Justice can be used to support educating youth, regardless of their social, emotional, physical, or intellectual abilities. Students with disabilities and trauma are a significant part of school populations and are disproportionately represented in school discipline cases. Even where there is no formal diagnosis, these students have varying capacities for sustained attention, social awareness, intellectual cognition, emotional regulation, memory, and expressive and receptive language. The April Community of Practice will be an opportunity for school staff, RJ practitioners, and community partners to explore the intersection of restorative justice and special education and how restorative justice practices can be utilized to support students with disabilities and their families, create inclusive school environments, and address the gap between students with disabilities and their peers receiving extreme disciplinary action.
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CIRCLES Film Screening | Wednesday, April 10 | 5:00-7:30pm | Kelly Miller MS, 301 49th St., NE
Multimedia presentation with scenes from CIRCLES and reflection with Eric Butler
Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer fo the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers. The film follows Butler's impassioned efforts to nurture troubled youth and keep them in school, fighting racial discrimination by replacing snap suspensions and expulsions with gritty, intimate, and honest mentoring.
Film contains adult and mature language
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CIRCLES Film Screening | Tuesday, April 11 | 5:00-8:00pm | Columbia Heights Education Campus,
3101 16th St., NW

Full screening of CIRCLES and reflection with Eric Butler
Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer fo the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers. The film follows Butler's impassioned efforts to nurture troubled youth and keep them in school, fighting racial discrimination by replacing snap suspensions and expulsions with gritty, intimate, and honest mentoring.
Film contains adult and mature language
Click here to register.

Restorative Practices for Younger Learners | Friday, April 26 | 8:30am-12:00pm | OSSE, 1050 First St., NE
In order for restorative practices to be effective for young learners, restorative practitioners must consider the developmental range of children in grades K-8, and must accommodate a young learner's attention span, energy level, learning style, and expressive and receptive language capacity. This experiential workshop for teachers, administrators, school staff, and early education workers will translate restorative practices to the primary school classroom by adapting proactive and responsive approaches to the developmental stages of K-8 students.
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