We are still buzzing from last week’s Be the Change Conference here in Austin, Texas!
We had the honor of working with our partners Life Anew Restorative Justice and SaulPaul Productions to host close to 200 participants from the public education system, law enforcement, city government, faith-based communities, and more at this 3-day event exploring how we can use Restorative Practices to create community-wide restorative ecosystems.
We heard from inspiring speakers about how they are using restorative practices and restorative justice to promote personal growth, healing, understanding, inclusivity, and trust among the people they serve and how these practices have created powerful transformations in their lives and the lives of others.
As they say, old ways won’t open new doors. Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice gives us all an opportunity to reconsider how we are doing things and change our approach to relating to one another. Leaders can use restorative practices to build trust and relationships with their constituents instead of creating divisiveness through traditional punitive and hierarchical measures. Students can use restorative practices to truly communicate their needs to their teachers, so that they can grow, learn, and thrive. We all have a part to play in our communities and using these practices we can develop better ways to communicate and understand one another.
For more information on upcoming events related to Restorative Practices, please visit our website at https://events.ed311.com/.
And don’t miss this video below from SaulPaul and Lil’ Mike (12)!