Pa’lante Restorative Justice: Youth-Led School Transformation

Amy Bonilla, Thayna Garcia, Reylon Rivera, Jasmin Reyes, Jessica Pérez, Romeo Romero Sigle, and Dani O’Brien, Pa'lante Restorative Justice Program / Holyoke High School
Friday 7/12/2019 — 1:15pm to 2:45pm — Room: Carlson L-122
Schools across the country are using restorative justice as an alternative to exclusionary discipline practices that push students out of school. Pa’lante stands out as a youth-led RJ program where student leaders not only host circles for various purposes (accountability, grief, support, conflict etc.), but also engage in critical action research to fundamentally transform the conditions of their schooling. Workshop participants will experience Circle, learn about Pa’lante’s model, and apply learning to their school.

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