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Restorative Practices and Racial Equity in Our Schools Forum

Date: 5:30pm - 8:30pm PDT May 15, 2014 Location: St. Charles Church

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St. Charles Church

An evening forum featuring a panel discussion, Q&A and facilitated audience dialogues on the journey from punitive, exclusionary school discipline to taking responsibility, making amends and restoring relationships within a community of belonging.
We promise it will be an engaging, informative evening with a panel of staff, students, parents, and community leaders involved in several schools and organizations in our region that use Restorative Justice approaches to school discipline and to building an inclusive school community.  Schools and school districts in Oregon and around the country are finding that the use of Restorative Justice Practices result in increased attendance and graduate rates; significantly lower suspension, expulsion, and dropout rates; improved conflict resolution skills among students and staff; and a more caring, responsive, inclusive, harmonious school community.  We owe abundant thanks to our incredible panelists and sponsors listed in the flyer, as well as to our volunteers, for making this evening possible.
5:30 to 6:15 p.m. SOCIALIZING & LIGHT SNACKS
6:15 to 8:30 p.m. PROGRAM
Rev. Kate Lore (Social Justice Minister, First Unitarian Church, Portland)

Maria Scanelli (Restorative Justice Coordinator, Resolutions Northwest)
Sheila Warren (Founder and Director, Portland Parent Union)

Kristie Lindholm (Principal, Rigler Elementary School, Portland Public Schools)
Tobin Krell (Restorative Justice Coordinator, Resolutions Northwest/Rigler)
Charles Hunter (Educator and Security Agent, Cleveland High School, PPS)
Mariah Cooper (Program Coordinator, Black Student Organization, Warner Pacific College)
Sabrina Manzo (Restorative Justice Student, David Douglas High School)
Fernando Madrid (Community Liaison/Educational Assistant/Parent, Rigler)
Sidney Morgan (Community Works Leader, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice)
Dawnnesha Lasencet (Associate Director, Portland Parent Union)
Robert Blake (POIC—Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center
  • Childcare available (ages 2‐6); send child names & ages to Kate Lore (
  • Voluntary donation of $1 to $5 per family
  • Spanish translation available
  • Parking lot just north of church on NE 42nd
  • First Unitarian Church: Ending the New Jim Crow—Healing Our Justice System Action Group
  • Resolutions Northwest
  • Partnership for Safety and Justice
  • Portland Parent Union
  • Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
  • City Club of Portland: Member-led Forum in Education, Science and Life Skills


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