***This event has been cancelled. Please check back for updates.***
Peacemaking circles are a form of restorative justice that is rooted in the belief that everyone in the community is valuable. The circle process provides a space and tools for community building and turns conflicts into opportunities for growth, learning, and relationship building.
Peacemaking is a traditional indigenous tribal approach to problem solving that focuses on healing and restoring relationships between parties in disagreement. All members of the circle work together to reach a resolution through a collective process between the parties. Because people are able to feel heard and gain understanding of one another, relationships can begin to mend and heal. (https://www.washtenaw.org/1168/Peacemaking)
You will learn:
Day 1 -
- An overview of peacemaking circles
- A demonstration of how to use the circle
- An analysis of the circle components
- Tools to effectively facilitate circles while maintaining an inclusive, judgment free and collaborative space
Day 2 -
Hands on practice with different circle scenarios.
Download the training flyer here.
COST: $200 (includes light refreshments and materials, including Kay Pranis', The Little Book of Circle Process: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking)
*Please note there is a limited capacity of 24 people for this training.
*Limited cholarships are available. Please contact Germaine Smith (email@example.com) to inquire.
WHERE: Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48107 (Huron Room)