Sunday, August 28, 2016

Restorative Practices Project from Two Book Groups

Two books in the 2016 Summer Reading Series focused on the school-to-prison pipeline:  Pushout and Being Bad

If you haven't seen the blogs posts from our two book groups, check them out!
We're excited to come together, share our insights, and pinpoint concrete ways to organize against the forces that align to criminalize youth in schools.  To that end, we are forming the "Restorative Practices Project" (RPP).  This is a space for educators, parents, community members, youth and other allies to explore how to implement restorative practices in a single classroom, a group of classrooms, an entire school or a group of schools.

No one is an "expert" here, but we are committed to figuring this out and using each other as resources.  We plan to meet monthly.  Our first meeting is on Wed., Sept 21 from 4:30-6:00pm at 1500 Locust. We'll be meeting in the lounge on the top floor (press the PC button in the elevator).  (Call Kelley at 215-868-3089 or Mary at 215-680-2950 if you can't find us.)  Please bring a snack or drink to share.

Please sign up for the RPP using this form -- even if you can't make the first meeting -- so we can share resources with you and keep you updated on any changes.
Please help spread the word and forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Thanks so much!
Kelley, Kate & Mary, on behalf of the Being Bad book group

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