Note: We are investigating why YouTube has limited access to this historically based documentary about systemic racism. In the mean time, you can find it on YouTube.com - search for "Spark: A Systemic Racism Story.
Recently World Trust Educational Services (an Institutional Member of NACRJ) produced an important video on restorative justice. It may be of use to you or your organization. A video trailer can be seen here:
Visit the World Trust Educational Services website to learn more about the video and discuss its availability.
The innovative multimedia presentation Inside the Distance documents victim/offender mediation practices in Belgium and shows how mediation poses a potential cultural alternative to dominant modes, methods and theories of justice and punishment. This work, which includes interviews with mediators, criminologists, victims and offenders was conducted in Leuven and Brussels (Belgium), and focuses on the “subject positions” of victim, offender and mediator. These fluid positions are explored in relationship to the accounts of those involved and their sense of space and proximity in the resolution process.
This three-part web documentary can be likened to an art installation that invites viewer interaction. Give yourself some quiet, unimpeded time to enter this creative learning zone. Primary creator: Sharon Daniel
The Chicago community of North Lawndale is in the process of living the NACRJ motto - "Shaping Justice for the 21 Century". In forming the nations first Restorative Justice Community Count it is cutting new ground in two ways - a new type of specialty court and integrating community justice and restorative justice practices. The following video tells their story.
The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding is making great strides in reshaping the ways justice practices are employed in communities. The video "Now Showing" below provides a revealing insight into how they are reshaping the Gainesville, FL community.
2015 National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice
In this amazing presentation Dr. West links the "Black Prophetic Justice" movement with the emerging restorative justice movement. Both call on people to see injustice in all its manifestations and promote a more just, equitable, and loving society. Both focus on recognizing, confronting and repairing harms of injustice at all levels of society - personal, social, economic and political. As Dr. West notes, "Justice is what love looks like in public."
If you were there, you can relive the speech. If you were not, you can listen for the first time.
The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice held its 5th National Conference (June 1-3, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale. The opening ceremonies included the Dillard High School Drum Lime which was featured in "Drum Line" a recent documentary and vocalist Jahreal Glilnton performing "I Believe I Can Fly". Their performances provided a moving, high energy kick off to the confernece.
The video of their performances was recorded by Marc Trocchio, Assistant Principal Marina High School in Laguna, CA. ENJOY!
Bryan Stevenson is an Attorney specializing is adult and juvenile corrections, civil rights, and human rights. His TED Talk explores the nexus between the human identity and the injustice that we ignore, tolerate or accept as "just the way things are" in American society. He points out that justice requires more than law, enforcement, legal processes, and the imposition of sanctions.