Dinner Event: Justice as Healing of Conflict with Fania E. Davis
Cocktails: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. L'Olivier in San Francisco 465 Davis Court, San Francisco (between Jackson and Washington)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Coming of age in Birmingham, Alabama during the social ferment of the civil rights era gave Fania Davis a passionate commitment to social justice and transformation. After receiving her degree from UC Berkeley Law, Fania practiced almost 30 years as a civil rights trial lawyer. She also later earned a Ph.D. in indigenous studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies, while apprenticing with indigenous healers, particularly in Africa. Her studies led her on a world-wide search for alternatives to adversarial justice for resolving conflict, ultimately resulting in bringing restorative justice to Oakland through founding and directing RJOY. Fania has taught Restorative Justice at San Francisco’s New College Law School and Indigenous Peacemaking at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and has served as counsel to the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. She recently received the national Dennis Maloney Award for Youth-Based Restorative Justice.
Fania will explore restorative justice as an historic shift in the way we think about and do justice. She will also examine restorative justice as a conflict resolution process, describe the similarities and differences between restorative justice and mediation, and distinguish the skills and personal qualities required of practitioners of restorative justice. Fania will further touch on how restorative justice is currently being used in Oakland’s schools to eliminate violence and reduce suspensions and racial disparity in school discipline.
Fania E. Davis, J.D., Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)n
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Seating is limited! RSVP by January 14, 2014 online at link above
$75 Non-Member Guests
No refunds for cancellations! Sorry, but we have to guarantee our count so we are unable to refund your payment if you cancel.
Or to pay by check, please send name(s) of attending with payment of
$65 per member and $75 per guest to:
The Mediation Society
1054C Elbert Street
Oakland, CA 94602