Restorative Practices Summit 2018

GradMinnesota and the Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition invite you to participate in a Restorative Practices Summit on March 10, 2018, hosted by Laura Jeffrey Academy. Please join us in building a richer, stronger, and closer community of Restorative Practices Practitioners in Minnesota.

Due to capacity, registration for this event is closed! 

Please reference THIS PAGE for parking information (on-street in the neighborhood) and driving directions.   

If you require special assistance or accommodations with parking, please email ksuchomel@staging1.mnyouth.net.

Bus: Routes 63, 84, 21, and the A Line all have stops near the school.


8:30-9:00am: Check-in and Registration

9:00-9:15am: Welcome and Statement of Purpose

9:15-10:15am: Youth Panel and Storytelling

10:15-10:30am: Break/Transition

10:30-12:15pm: Workshops/Circles Round 1

12:15-1:15pm Lunch* (Taco Bar from Burrito Mercado) and Resource Fair

1:30-3:15pm: Workshops/Circles Round 2

3:15-3:30pm: Break/Transition

3:30-4:00pm: Closing and Reflection

Workshop Themes:

“The Pathway To Education Equity is Paved with Community at The Center” (90 min) – Julia Freeman

“How Can We Turn a Moment of Conflict into a Moment of Realization?” (90 min) – Cindy Zwicky

“Dealing with Behavior Challenges of Misunderstood/ Misdiagnosed Kids” (45 min) – Heather Nardi

“Strategic Thinking in Restorative Practices” (45 min) – Cynthia Ford

“People of Color in Restorative Practices Support Circle” (90 min) – Sharon Goens Bradley

“Tensions and Mess: How to Expand and Deepen Restorative Practices in Schools” (90 min) – Nancy Reistenberg

“Implicit Bias” (90 min) – Toya Woodland

Alone we are strong…Together we are stronger: Student Led Community Circle” (90 min) – Sade Massey and Johnae Wiley

“The Occupation Will Not Be Normalized: Minnesota Secondary Students’ Perceptions of School Police Officers” (45 min) – Christen Pentek

“Navigating the frustrations of implementing restorative practices in schools” (90 min) – Kayla Campanelli, Chris Mendez, & Terrence Thigpen

For more information, questions or feedback contact: solutionsnotsuspensions@gmail.com.