Dreaming Justice Speaker Series: Community Conversations About Education and Race

The Dreaming Justice Series provides the community with opportunities to engage with scholars, educators, and artists around topics of education and race. Let this be the year that we learn how to be allies to socially marginalized groups, seek justice, and fight for the un-mattered. Join us as we dream and act for justice.

Next Dreaming Justice Virtual Event:

Fostering Transformative Communities Through Restorative Practices

December 9, 2021, 5 p.m. PST

Participants will explore the roots of the restorative justice movement, discuss the differences between traditional discipline and restorative practices in a school context, and have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the facilitators.

We will not be able to provide a recording of this virtual event to the public.

You can join the Zoom session here.

About the Facilitators:
Evan Soken

Evan Soken is a college access and success professional who is passionate about using strategic thinking and policy change to create spaces for belonging and connection. Evan has served as a nonprofit program director, equity project manager, curriculum developer and facilitator, and hiring manager; he is currently earning a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of California, Berkeley. Evan’s experience leading equity initiatives informs his approach to proactively addressing the challenges that arise during times of organizational change and transition.

Noelani Gabriel-Holt

Noelani Gabriel-Holt is an educator and diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant who is dedicated to supporting schools and nonprofits interested in transformative justice. Noelani brings a wealth of experience planning high-quality training and curriculum for educators to broaden and apply their equity lens. She is currently the High School Principal at the Community Charter School of Cambridge. Noelani’s experiences as a nonprofit program director, community organizer, and school leader inform her stakeholder-centered approach to building structures that achieve equity within institutions.

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