On behalf of Richmond Racial Equity, we would like to extend our deep gratitude to all of you who attended our Community Education Night on Restorative Justice which was presented by the Williston Community Justice Center (https://willistonjustice.org/). It was very heartening to have such a large turn out from our community, hear your thoughtful questions and see your enthusiastic support for bringing this restorative approach to our Police Department, Town and Schools.
If you didn’t make the session or were not able to stay until the end, it was streamed and recorded on Facebook and in the Zoom cloud. The Facebook recording is above; we’ll be posting the Zoom copy to YouTube and sharing that link via the Richmond Racial Equity website.
The terrific and informative slides that were shared during the presentation are available on the Richmond Racial Equity website here.
We took a quick poll at the end of the session to gauge participants’ interest in further community, governmental, and personal involvement with the Williston Community Justice Center and with restorative justice. Interest was high, with virtually all respondents indicating that they would like to see the town of Richmond, its government, its police, and its schools become more involved in the restorative justice process. Many participants indicated an interest in volunteering. (For more information about volunteering, visit https://willistonjustice.org/about/joining-the-board/)
Participant Derek Miodownik recommended The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation. You can buy it from an independent bookstore here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-little-book-of-race-and-restorative-justice-black-lives-healing-and-us-social-transformation/9781680993431
If you came to the session, thank you so much! If you didn’t, but are motivated to become involved, thank you as well!