Join us for the luncheon keynote only at our Character In Action conference.
Effective Practices in District-Wide Restorative Justice Implementation: Oakland’s Ten-Year Journey
Fania Davis will offer a thorough overview of restorative justice principles, practices and indigenous origins, clarifying what it is and what it is not. With an emphasis on school-based applications, the presentation will also share stories and lessons about effective practices drawn from Oakland’s ten-year journey toward district-wide, whole- school RJ implementation, including challenges and successes in addressing racial disparities in school discipline.
In addition to Fania’s conference keynote, she will be speaking Thursday night at the Missouri History Museum. Her presentation “Restorative Justice, Community Healing and Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline” will be free to the community.
Fania E. Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice. She is a long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, professor and scholar with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge. Coming of age in Birmingham, Alabama during the social ferment of the civil rights era, the murder of two close childhood friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized within Fania a passionate commitment to social transformation. Fania, writes and speaks internationally on restorative justice, racial justice, school-based restorative justice and restorative justice to promote community peace and healing.