Restorative Circles Workshop

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Restorative Circles Workshop

Time: March 30, 2013 from 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Center for Spiritual Living Seattle
Street: 5801 Sand Point Way NE
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98105
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Phone: (206) 696-1843
Event Type: facilitator, workshop
Organized By: Andrea Brenneke
Latest Activity: Mar 20, 2013

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Event Description

Are you interested in greater harmony and deeper connection in your communities, family and organizations? Can you imagine engaging conflict in a way that builds relationships?  

Restorative Circles support people to step into important and bold conversations with safety and provide a mechanism for vibrant, ongoing, community-based restorative justice systems.

The facilitator workshop on March 30, 2013 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. We provide hands-on experience and tools that you can use right away to advance a culture of peace.  

The "Restorative Circle" we are sharing is restorative 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.  
Restorative Circles are emerging in Seattle and surrounding communities. 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. See Andrea's article at:

Registration: or in person at Center for Spiritual Living Seattle. Contribution: $95.  Sliding scale/scholarships available. DISCOUNTS to $55 per person for registration of groups of two or more to encourage the creation of restorative systems. 

About the Facilitators:

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.  She also serves as a licensed practitioner with the United Centers for Spiritual Living, Seattle. Andrea offers facilitation in Restorative Circles and works with communities to build restorative justice systems using Restorative Circles.  She is an apprentice to Dominic Barter.   

Susan Partnow is a community builder, mediator, organizational development and training consultant.  She serves as a catalyst for positive changes through workshops, retreats, and coaching. Co-founder of Conversation Cafes and Let's Talk America, Sr. Trainer and co-creator of the Advanced Training and Certification track with The Compassionate Listening Project, founder and Executive Director of Global Citizen Journey, Susan wrote Everyday Speaking for All Occasions and currently works as Sr. Organizational Development consultant for Swedish Medical Services.  She also is an apprentice to Dominic Barter.

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