Restoring Rochester Conference

Healing & Empowering our Community through Restorative Practices

Sat. May 20, 2017

8:30-2:00 PM

Holiday Inn Downtown

Limited space so register now:

Restoring Rochester is sponsored in partnership with the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, ROC Restorative Team and the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Grant.

Rochester is a city at a crossroads. We face tremendous challenges in education, crime, and poverty, yet we are resilient and strong. We have amazing people and organizations who work tirelessly to help make our community a better place to live. Restorative champions across the city and country are using Restorative Practices in settings such as schools, community based organizations, faith based organizations, the judicial system, and mental health organizations to heal harm and rebuild relationships. Through a series of keynote speakers, workshops and panels, the Restoring Rochester conference will provide opportunity for learning, growth, community and celebrating our tremendous potential as a Restorative Rochester.

Cost per person: $15.00.

Cost includes an a la carte breakfast and lunch. Participants will be asked to choose their workshops at registration. For a description of the workshops being offered, click here.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad from Akoben LLC

“Empowering Our Boys of Color: Restorative Practices as a Key Element “

By confronting maladaptive behavior, taking accountability, displaying empathy for those harmed, and making things right for ourselves and teaching our boys to do the same, we have had tremendous success in changing life narratives and trajectories. This keynote will present the restorative approach within the context of both alternative and traditional school settings, with a special design for our young men of color.

Dr. Christina Watlington from Akoben LLC

“Being Trauma Informed and Restorative: Two Keys to Success.”

By understanding the impact of trauma on the lives of youth, adults and staff describe how being trauma informed aligns with Restorative Practices; and how some practices are NOT trauma informed. We will also identify culturally sensitive approaches to working with trauma and practices that build social capital throughout your organization and community.