Conversations and storytelling with Restorative Justice Practitioners, Circle Keepers, and others about how they bring Restorative Justice philosophy, practices, and values into their personal and professional lives. Hosted by Amplify RJ founder David Ryan Barcega Castro-Harris (all five names for the ancestors).
16. Restorative Connections to Ancestral Practices w/ Sandra Sosa
After years of doing Youth Development work all throughout Chicago, Sandra Sosa is currently a member of the Social Justice and Well-being team with the W. Haywood Burns Institute. Born and raised in the Little Village Community of Chicago, IL, Sandra...
Peacemaking Circles as a Paradigm Shift w/ Kay Pranis
Our first episode of the 2021 is one of the most widely published authors in the field of restorative justice and peacemaking. Kay Pranis is a national leader in restorative justice, specializing in peacemaking Circles. She served as the Restorative...
14. The Journey to Restoring Law School & More w/ Annie Buth
Last episode of the year and it's a great one! Annie Buth is bringing Restorative Justice practices into her work with the Center for Negotiation and Mediation at Northwestern Law School, but she’s has taken a long winding journey to get there! We'll be...
13. Restorative Practices in Education & Beyond with Dr. Gaye Lang
Dr. Gaye Lang shares the wisdom she's gained from her decades long career in education from the classroom to advising the White House. She currently works with the Texas Education Agency and is starting to work on bring Restorative Practices to the...
12. Restorative Farming w/ Richard Garcia of Alma Backyard Farms
Not only is Richard an amazing human living "This Restorative Justice Life", he's also the first guest here that I didn’t know before the interview. I first learned of him when I heard him talking about the Restorative Justice work he’s doing with Alma...
[BONUS EPISODE] I Am Because You Are (Crossover with 365 Brothers)
Today's Bonus episode is crossover with the podcast “365 Brothers” with Rahbin Shyne. She is an educator and creative and the podcast interviews Black men about the multiple dimensions of their experiences living in the United States. This episode "I Am...
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A Dive into Restorative Practices
This Restorative Justice Life brings stories of practitioners who talk about the many ways that restorative practices can look and take root in our lives. David and his guests make the sometimes abstract and big ideas and make them concrete. I tend to have more questions than answers at the end of each episode, but can feel myself growing with every episode. It is a life changing podcast!
Depth and Diversity
This Restorative Justice Life provides you with in-depth conversation with a range of people involved in the practice. More and more, we see the need for this approach to justice—to heal instead of punish, to repair instead of break. I’m not a practitioner, but even I find lots of value (and so much knowledge) from the various guests of this podcast.
This is totally worth subscribing to and sharing with friends. I recommend starting with the episode, “Stumbling into Restorative Justice w/Cheryl Graves,” which is a great intro to the subject with one of “the grandmothers of Chicago’s restorative justice movement.”
Stumbling into RJ
I love listening to Cheryl tell her stories. I have learned so much more about her.