Restoring Civic Society: Restorative Organizing for Change

This workshop will explore how the tools of organizing and restorative practice help us engage more effectively in the larger issues that impact our communities and how we can implement progressive change. Institutionally, voices from the margins (people of color, LBGTQI, immigrants, religious minorities) are often minimized and must conform to norms that are set by hetero-white-cisgender patriarchal standards. We will examine two case studies of civic organizing that shifted the school-to-prison pipeline in their communities by bringing a religious and moral frame to the conversation and centering the concerns of those most at risk in the process.