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Rethinking the Little Book of RJE: Changes since 2016
Join co-authors, Dr. Kathy Evans and Dr. Dorothy Vaandering as they discuss the newly edited Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education. They will be joined by discussants, Sheryl Wilson and Skye Bowen in a conversation about the revisions to the book, as well as changes in the field of RJE since 2016.

Oct 5, 2022 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Kathy Evans
Kathy Evans, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Education who has led EMU to develop the nation's first graduate program in Restorative Justice in Education. Her research, teaching, and scholarship focus on working with teachers to create just and equitable educational opportunities for all students, particularly those who experience discrimination and oppression. Kathy co-authored The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education with Dr. Dorothy Vaandering.
Dr. Dorothy Vaandering
Dorothy Vaandering is a professor at the Faculty of Education, Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. After an extensive career as a primary-elementary educator, she now researches the implementation and sustainability of restorative justice in education through critical theory and a decolonizing perspective. She is the director of the Relationships First: Restorative Justice in NL Research/Resource Centre. She lives in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Sheryl R. Wilson
Sheryl R. Wilson (MLS) is the Executive Director of the Kansas Institute Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) in North Newton, KS, and has been a practitioner, trainer and educator in restorative justice for 20 years, working with individuals, non-profits, academic institutions, and public agencies from around the world.
Skye Bowen
Skye Bowen is an educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. She is a passionate leader and advocate for equity and social justice. Skye and her husband, Orlando Bowen, dealt with the trauma of Orlando being assaulted by two police officers in a racial profiling incident. Despite this challenge, she continued to mentor students and empowered them to persevere despite the racism and discrimination many of her own students faced. She developed training in restorative justice focused on anti-racism, anti-oppression and rooted in Afro-Indigenous culture. Skye currently provides training for educators in various school boards on anti-racism, anti-oppression, and restorative justice.