Community & Friends

2016-2017 Speaker Series

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HALEY FARRAR, J.D.

Becoming Restorative: Grow Empathy & Compassion in Your Community

Friday, April 7, 2017

9:00-Noon, Registration Required

 

Location: 330 S. Greene Street, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Loft (2nd floor)

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/nEjrqmFYuyIGvC5m2

NOTE: Participants are asked to attend the entire workshop to avoid disruption to others.

Workshop Description:

Restorative Justice is a process focused on the repair of harm in the wake of crime and conflict. This ground-breaking philosophy can be found in criminal justice systems and schools across the US and around the world – but what does it really mean for something to be “restorative?”

In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basic history and the philosophy of restorative practices while gaining the opportunity to connect meaningfully with others in your community. You’ll learn how restorative practices are applied in the formal contexts of justice systems, schools, and workplaces. You’ll also gain tools to apply the restorative shift today to your own community and daily interactions. These tools will improve team unity and wellbeing, and work to build empathy and understanding in any context.

Workshop is developed and provided in partnership with the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

This workshop is sponsored by the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement; Peace and Conflict Studies; Kinesiology; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and the School of Health and Human Sciences.

About HALEY FARRAR, J.D.

Haley is a restorative justice practitioner, trainer, and researcher. As a 2015 Fulbright Fellow to New Zealand, she undertook nationwide independent research on restorative justice facilitator standards, motivations and competencies. She has stayed on with Victoria University of Wellington as a project manager and researcher, and trainer with the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice.  She currently supports a wide range of efforts with the Chair, including building Restorative Communities within the Halls of Residence, and is a part of the research team working to develop an appreciative inquiry for the Whanganui Restorative City initiative.

This is the second event of the 2016-2017 Community Engagement Speaker Series.


HALEY FARRAR, J.D.

Restorative Justice Practitioner, Trainer, & Researcher

Friday, September 16, 2016

Click here for notes and resources from Haley Farrar’s visit!

Creating a Restorative City

9:00-10:15 am

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Boardroom, 330 S. Greene Street

Here are directions & a parking pass

Haley will share her current work with the Whanguanui Restorative City Initiative in New Zealand to support the integration of restorative justice into the city’s systems, structures, and culture. Recognizing that Greensboro has its own legacy around Truth and Reconciliation, which was informed by a South African example, how might Restorative Justice, as practiced in New Zealand, contribute to efforts to make Greensboro a place where all feel safe, respected, and protected?

What Does Restorative Justice Look Like 20 Years in the Future?

12:00-1:00 pm (bring your lunch, we’ll provide drinks)

Pecky Cypress Room of the Alumni House, UNCG

Here are directions and parking instructions.

At times, New Zealand feels like it is decades ahead of the U.S.  in its implementation and use of Restorative Justice, but it hasn’t always been a smooth road to success. Are there lessons we can learn from our friends in the South Pacific? Haley will share a brief history of the New Zealand restorative journey and highlight key points of difference with the U.S., and lead a discussion regarding the path forward.

About HALEY FARRAR, J.D.

Haley is a restorative justice practitioner, trainer, and researcher. As a 2015 Fulbright Fellow to New Zealand, she undertook nationwide independent research on restorative justice facilitator standards, motivations and competencies. She has stayed on with Victoria University of Wellington as a project manager and researcher, and trainer with the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice.  She currently supports a wide range of efforts with the Chair, including building Restorative Communities within the Halls of Residence, and is a part of the research team working to develop an appreciative inquiry for the Whanganui Restorative City initiative.

Both events are free and open to the public. Please come join us! This is the first event of the 2016-2017 Community Engagement Speaker Series.