2017 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Gail Christopher, D.N.

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Dr. Gail Christopher is senior advisor and vice president at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this role, she leads the foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) enterprise and serves on the president’s cabinet that provides overall direction and leadership for the foundation.

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Jerry Tello

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Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized authority in family strengthening, therapeutic healing, cross cultural issues and motivational speaking.

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Judge Andrew Becroft

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His Honour Judge Andrew Becroft was appointed the Children’s Commissioner for New Zealand for a two year period from June 2016. Prior to that he was the Principal Youth Court Judge of New Zealand from 2001 to 2016; and a District Court Judge from 1996 to 2001.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Judge Becroft attended Rongotai College in Wellington and graduated from Auckland University in 1981 with a BA/LLB (Honours) degree.

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Judge Heemi Maana Taumaunu

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Born in Gisborne, New Zealand, with tribal affiliations to Ngāti Pōrou (East Coast, North Island), and Ngāi Tahu (South Island), Judge Taumaunu completed primary and secondary school in Christchurch before joining the New Zealand Army as a Webb Class Regular Force Cadet in 1984. He then served as a Regular Force soldier in the Royal New Zealand Signals Corp for four years.

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Dr. Angela Davis

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Conversation with Youth - Social Justice Issues and Engaging Marginalized Voices: Youth, LGBTQ, Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, Formerly Incarcerated

Dialogue with youth evening plenary session June 17, 2017

Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years she has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. She is a living witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era.

Professor Davis's political activism began during her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama. But it was not until 1969 that she came to national attention after being removed from her teaching position in the Philosophy Department at UCLA as a result of her social activism and her membership in the Communist Party, USA.

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Erika Huggins

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Conversation with Youth - Social Justice Issues and Engaging Marginalized Voices: Youth, LGBTQ, Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, Formerly Incarcerated

Dialogue with youth evening plenary session June 17, 2017

As professor of Sociology and African-American Studies in the Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California, Ericka Huggins brings her legacy of social justice activism and spiritual practice to the classroom.

In 1968, at age 18, Ericka became a leader in the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panther Party with her husband John Huggins. Three weeks after the birth of their daughter, John was killed.

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Ms. Stephanie Autumn

Stephanie AutumnIndigenous Nation Rebuilding & the Integration of Indigenous Restorative Practices Framework

Stephanie Autumn brings extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs in Indian country. A member of the Hopi Tribe, Ms. Autumn possesses 38 years of local, national, and international American Indian advocacy and policy work experience as well as working with tribal communities to address issues specific to tribal youth.

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National Conferences

The next National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice will be in Oakland, CA on June 16-18, 2017 with a pre-conference training session on June 15, 2017- SAVE THE DATES.

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