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We Learn The Work By Doing The (Messy) Work. Reflections On The First Annual NC4RJ Youth Conference

“Last year, I got suspended. And it didn’t work. It only made me more mad.” The young man sat in a circle with 3 of his peers, his teacher, a youth intern and myself. It was the third and final … Continue reading

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Cultural appropriation in the RJ community (and other peacemaking spaces)

In my observation of circles, peacemaking, and some RJ conferences I notice an alarming amount of cultural appropriation.  Facilitators and programs “borrow” from peaceful traditions in order to create that feeling of peace and tranquility.  I am not interested in … Continue reading

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