We Wear the Mask:

We Wear the Mask:

WE WEAR THE MASK: CAN RESTORATIVE PRACTICES REALISTICALLY HELP MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES HEAL FROM SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION WHO AM I? THE INVITATION:

YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED TO BE NO ONE BUT YOURSELF FEEL FREE TO ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE OPEN AND PRESENT TO THIS EXPERIENCE. FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS OPENLY, HONESTLY AND RESPONSIBLY; AND TO LET OTHERS DO THE SAME. FEEL FREE TO DECIDE HOW AND WHEN TO ENGAGE IN THIS CHALLENGING DIALOGUE, UNDERSTANDING THAT EACH OF US BRINGS DIFFERENT LEVELS OF

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO THIS CIRCLE. FEEL FREE TO BE SUPPORTIVE AND COMPASSIONATE OF SESSION Circle Guide : BE RESPECTFUL You may not agree or like what is being said but- listen, allowing yourself to hear the stories, experiences, feelings and needs of others. Respect the talking piece. The person holding the talking piece is the

ONLY one talking. Everyone else is listening. Let the circle help you explore these issues on a deeper level. Let the circle help you learn about each other and build stronger relationships. THE MASK Maya Angelou We wear the mask & For old black men Maya Angelou "We wear the mask"/"For old black men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syGGVZ_ILAI,

PONDERINGS DOES CULTURE HAVE A PLACE IN RESTORATIVE JUSTICE/PRACTICES? WHAT EFFECT DOES HISTORICAL AND SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION (EMBEDDED IN THE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS) HAVE ON RESTORATIVE PRACTICES (ESPECIALLY IN MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES)? WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS AND STRATEGIES FOR HEALING/TRANSFORMATION? WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO IN

QUESTIONS WHAT IS RESTORATIVE? WHAT IS CULTURE? WHAT IS SYSTEMIC OPPESSION? ANSWERS RESTORATIVE PRACTICES Relationship, respect, responsibility, repair, reintegration The act of Humanizing CULTURE The ideas, customs, and social behavior of

a particular people or society. The attitudes and behavior characteristic of a particular social group. SYSTEMIC OPPESSION Institutional (within the system) mistreatment of people within a social identity group, supported and enforced by SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT .the future depends so much on the past, and we must heal our memories. We must open the

wounds to cleanse them, because if we just close them up and pretend theyre not there, they will fester. Archbishop Desmond Tutu COLORIZING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE Living Justice Press (LJP) A book project that privileges restorative justice practitioners, trainers, or generalists of color to write about what they believe will make restorative justice and

restorative practices relevant and effective in their communities. Practitioners can use this book in trainings, their work, and their communities Accepted articles, essays or transcribed and edited interviews or dialogues 3,0008,000 words in length The manuscripts of those selected are due FROM THIS SESSION SOMETHING YOU LEARNED OR

SOMETHING YOU REALIZED OR SOMETHING YOU WERE SURPRISED BY RESOURCES Maya Angelou "We wear the mask"/"For old black men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syGGVZ_ILAI Title, B. (2011). Teaching peace: A restorative justice framework for strengthening relationships. Allen, TX: Homestead Press. Oxford Online Dictionary https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/culture https://www.pcc.edu/resources/illumination/documents/institutionalizedoppression-definitions.pdf

Our Hope for the Future, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Brendtro, L.K., Brokenleg, M., & Van Bockern, S. (2001). Reclaiming youth at risk. Our hope for the future (Rev.ed.). Bloomington, Indiana: National Educational Service. Colorizing Restorative Justice Call for Contributors, https://www.academia.edu/34530394/COLORIZING_RESTORATIVE_JUSTI CE_Call_for_Contributors Living Justice Press, http://www.livingjusticepress.org/

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