Exploring the Intersection of Social Justice & Restorative Justice

Dr. Yohuru Williams will deliver a keynote address.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM



Schulze Grand Atrium

The University of St. Thomas School of Law's new Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing and the St. Thomas Racial Justice Initiative are proud to co-sponsor a searching exploration of the intersection of racial justice and restorative justice. This unique event will be highlighted by a keynote address by Dr. Yohuru Williams, the Founder of the Racial Justice Initiative, who will describe the critical role of understanding the history of racial discrimination in this country before addressing racial justice issues. Dr. Williams will be followed by two panel presentations. The first will demonstrate the types of local community restorative justice programs in which St. Thomas law students have participated. The second panel will explore the role of faith and understanding in seeking racial justice through restorative justice. The event will conclude with an invitation for those present or watching to continue to explore the issues presented by participating in small group healing circle sessions on future dates.

CLEs applied for. This event will be livestreamed. The link will be distributed closer to the date of the event.

First panel: How Can We Seek Racial Justice Through Restorative Justice Practices?
Panelists: Eduardo Salgado Diaz '21, 3L Ricardo Johnson and 3L Emma Shrum
Moderator: Professor Hank Shea

Second panel: The Role of Faith and Understanding in Seeking Racial Justice Through Restorative Justice
Panelists: Dean Rob Vischer; Dr. Shannen Williams, University of Dayton; Rev. Curtis DeYoung, Minnesota Council of Churches
Moderator: Dr. Yohuru Williams

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