The Maryknoll Sisters’ Center in Ossining, NY will be hosting a two-day restorative justice training led by Joanne Blaney on
Saturday, January 6 and Monday, January 8.
The workshop will include:
- Learning how to handle conflictual situations in order to reduce chances of escalation
- Practicing non-violent communication skills and a peace-building circle
- Identifying negative memories and see their impact on everyday encounters
- Reflecting on the differences between restorative justice and traditional retributive justice.
- Using restorative justice practices to deconstruct memories of anger and hate and to resolve conflicts.
- Identifying tools and practices to use in work with people who have suffered or perpetrated violence or trauma.
Facilitator: Joanne Blaney has over 18 years of experience in São Paulo, Brazil, working with issues of conflict, violence, forgiveness and reconciliation. Joanne is a facilitator of ESPERE-The Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation which were founded in Columbia. She has presented her work on nonviolence, forgiveness and restorative justice in Northern Ireland, Australia and the United States. Working in prisons, schools, social projects and with church groups, she facilitates “Forgiveness and Reconciliation” courses and is a Certified Restorative Justice Facilitator and a Trainer of Trainers in Restorative Justice practices.
Please RSVP by December 22. Please direct all questions about this training to Annalisa Jackson.