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Welcome to Whatchu Know About RJ? Sharing Stories and Skills about Restorative Justice, a podcast of the California Conference for Equality and Justice. CCEJ is an organization dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry and racism. This first series was recorded within a year of dialogue, reflection, and play with a team of trainers and practitioners of Restorative Justice working in schools. Restorative Justice is a paradigm and set of practices that center needs and accountability in relationships to impact culture and community. This podcast is dedicated to anyone working in schools or teams, with students or adults. Why should you listen to this podcast? We are all in relationships- where we work, where we live and with ourselves. Listen to know more- whatchu you already know- about how relationships matter.
Interested to hear more? Support CCEJ at: https://www.cacej.org/makeadifference/donate/
Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CACEJ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccejsocal
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ccejlove/
Music:
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/La_Inedita/Live_on_WFMUs_Transpacific_Sound_Paradise_with_Rob_Weisberg_April_4_2015/Chicha_Chicha

Whatchu Know About RJ? CCEJ

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Welcome to Whatchu Know About RJ? Sharing Stories and Skills about Restorative Justice, a podcast of the California Conference for Equality and Justice. CCEJ is an organization dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry and racism. This first series was recorded within a year of dialogue, reflection, and play with a team of trainers and practitioners of Restorative Justice working in schools. Restorative Justice is a paradigm and set of practices that center needs and accountability in relationships to impact culture and community. This podcast is dedicated to anyone working in schools or teams, with students or adults. Why should you listen to this podcast? We are all in relationships- where we work, where we live and with ourselves. Listen to know more- whatchu you already know- about how relationships matter.
Interested to hear more? Support CCEJ at: https://www.cacej.org/makeadifference/donate/
Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CACEJ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccejsocal
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ccejlove/
Music:
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/La_Inedita/Live_on_WFMUs_Transpacific_Sound_Paradise_with_Rob_Weisberg_April_4_2015/Chicha_Chicha

    Spirit in Respiration: Breathe Your Story

    Spirit in Respiration: Breathe Your Story

    In the first episode of our series: Healing in the Community, we meet Educator, Poet and Yogi, Melvin Boyce II, about his journey with yoga and how his young students from Kindergarten to incarcerated or systems impacted youth inspired his journey as a teacher. Melvin talks about how young people continue to show up as teachers and why adults need to listen and learn from them at this time. In this talk we’re challenged to consider: what is the vision of school once this is over? While in this moment Melvin discusses why the practice and experience of stillness is important to us all and we hear how Melvin has utilized this quarantine time to create a ‘stillness family’ with live Instagram classes at @spokenyoga. Join our guided breathing practice of renewal and freedom towards the end. His meditations, poetry and soon to be included mindfulness meditations for young people can be found: www.deepred.bandcamp.com.

    • 54 min
    Check-In Chicken Favorite Check in Questions

    Check-In Chicken Favorite Check in Questions

    Care Bears, Dinosaurs, Nature, Love and Chickens. Come eat and join us at the table for this ‘mini-lunch-time’ episode to demonstrate the role of a Check In Question in community building. I sat down with work friends & RJ Practitioners, Jamelle and Tanya, for a lunchtime conversation to record our favorite check in’s. What occurred was an example of curiosity, discussion and resilience. We think of ‘check-in’ questions as opportunities for communities and families to talk about how they’re feeling, what they’re visioning, and for fun and laughter. We recorded our conversation a few weeks and want to center this feature of the work through a Restorative Belief of ‘Shared Joy and Vulnerability Build Meaningful Connections’ in any time, whether a time of stability or unsteadiness and concern. A beautiful feature of this work is that we don’t have to be in physical space to practice a check in question. We hope that you ask someone a check in question. May it be fun, may it be creative, may it be authentic. Share a check in question with us on social media.

    • 38 min
    Because of what I do, I know that possibility exists

    Because of what I do, I know that possibility exists

    Former Counselor and Restorative Justice practitioner Tanya Suzuki gets on the mic for our last episode of Season 1. This last one begins with a discussion around wellness, accountability, and the introduction of Sharim Hannegan-Martinez’s Compa love where Tanya talks about love and dignity in relationships with young people. Tanya gives encouragement to do this work from a centered place in the body and describes how fully allowing feelings to be experienced can be a practice of resiliency. We finish with a special closing.

    • 1 hr
    Even if I don’t do RJ professionally, RJ is a part of me

    Even if I don’t do RJ professionally, RJ is a part of me

    Do schools need a full time person in care of this work or are they best supported through a coaching model? This episode is a little geeky as we talk specifically about implementation within a school with veteran practitioner, Joseph Luciani, who served as one of the initial RJ Coordinators within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Joseph served for five years in this capacity in a school that utilized Restorative Practices from its founding. He talks about the first two years of implementation and funding. Then he and Gilbert talk about where harm Circles fit in implementation and how trainings have evolved to respond to adults learning needs in challenging resistance and supporting paradigm shifts. They end the conversation sharing how Restorative Practices have influenced their relationships.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    What is the function and vision of a school?

    What is the function and vision of a school?

    Practitioner and scholar, Taharka Anderson, gets his turn on the mic as he breaks down schools as indicators of society and the treatment of students of color representing oppressions of these communities on a nationwide scale. He talks about how parents and communities are impacted by schools as well as how school policies are impacted through community activism. We then turn the conversation towards how grounding and centering or mood create a necessary container that supports adults in training for this work. This then shifts the dialogue to meeting needs and nurturance, and the gendered lens society can view this work through. Taharka explains how this work has activated his capacity to tap into Restorative choices. We finish this expansive conversation with a brand new game!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    How does Restorative Justice and Theater connect?

    How does Restorative Justice and Theater connect?

    In this fun episode, host Jenny Escobar asks guest Gilbert Salazar about how theater, play and creativity connect to the work of Restorative Practices. Gilbert gives stories of how he has leaned into creativity as a tool for intervention when things haven’t gone as planned and offers four steps that he uses to be centered when having to be flexible and open to change in the moment. Then, unplanned, after playing a game Jenny and Gilbert enter a reflective space where they talk about worthiness. The overarching question in this episode is: ‘And then what would happen?’

    • 56 min

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