Restorative Justice requires racial equity to fulfill its purpose as a philosophy and spiritual practice, of the communities of color that it was birthed from and will remain with. As we often say in RJ work, we must begin with truth-telling. We must also begin there as it relates to RJ work. We will discuss what the work of Restorative Justice can offer to the on-going conversations and actions around whiteness (as a social construct) and racial justice. I'm excited to share with you my experiences that have been in supporting organizations engaging in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work. We will also discuss how RJ and its practices can play a role in what Bryan Stevenson says, is "The long road that bends towards justice."