Time: March 10, 2012 from 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Center for Spiritual Living Seattle
Street: 5801 sand Point Way NE
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98105
Website or Map: http://www.spiritualliving.org
Event Type: restorative, circle, facilitator, workshop
Organized By: Andrea Brenneke
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2012
Registration is open for a restorative circle facilitator workshop facilitated by Andrea Brenneke, Karl Steyaert and Katherine Betts: http://www.spiritualliving.org/classes.
We are sharing the "Restorative Circle" justice practice developed by Dominic Barter in Brazil that is used in a wide range of communities, schools, court systems, and organizations around the world. www.restorativecircles.org.
Restorative Circles empower communities to deal with conflicts in a way that efficiently and effectively meets the needs of those involved and deepens connections among its members. Restorative Circles harness the generative wisdom and shared power of community. The facilitated Restorative Circle process supports people to step into important and bold conversations with safety and provides a mechanism for vibrant, ongoing, community-based restorative justice systems.
In the immediate aftermath of a Seattle police officer's fatal shooting of John T. Williams, a First Nations wood carver, a Restorative Circle was held between Police Chief John Diaz, top department officials, and the grieving family. www.tikkun.org/nextgen/a-restorative-circle-in-the-wake-of-a-police-shooting. Now we are developing a restorative justice system in Seattle based upon various restorative practices, including Restorative Circles: Compassionate Seattle at www.my.compassionateactionnetwork.com/profile/RestorativeCirclesSeattle.
The hands-on facilitator workshop on March 10th will allow you to explore the Restorative Circle practice for yourself and, if you like it, consider participating as a leader in establishing restorative systems in your own communities.
COST: $75 per person if registered by March 4 at 9pm, $95 after. DISCOUNTS to $55 per person for registration of groups of two or more. Scholarships available. Please contact Arnie Marcus for questions about registration: (206) 527-8801.
Andrea Brenneke is a passionate advocate for justice and facilitator of individual and community healing and empowerment. She practices civil rights and employment law at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle. www.mhb.com. She serves as a licensed practitioner with the United Centers for Spiritual Living, Seattle. Andrea has been offering facilitation in Restorative Circles and working with communities to build restorative justice systems using Restorative Circles since 2010.
Karl Steyaert is passionate about co-creating learning experiences and communities that contribute to peace, justice, and sustainability. As a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), he has led trainings in conflict resolution and communication since 2003, and has been facilitating Restorative Circles since 2009.
Katherine Betts has spent the last three years exploring and sharing the work of Marshall Rosenburg PhD. (Nonviolent Communication) and Dominic Barter (Restorative Circles www.restorativecircles.org). She is a Trainer Candidate with The Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org), a volunteer in prison with Freedom Project (www.freedom-project.org) and is exploring trauma transformation processes, interpersonal neurobiology and empathy with Sarah Peyton (www.empathybrain.com).