Join Teachers Unite members at our NYCoRE Conference Workshop!
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the James Baldwin School
351 West 18th Street in Manhattan
TU's workshop is from 2-3:30 pm in Room 320:
Not Just a Suspension Alternative: The Roots of Restorative Justice in Schools
Teachers Unite members will share ideas and practices learned in our ITAG: Not Just a Suspension Alternative: Tracing the Cultural and Philosophical Roots of Restorative Justice. This winter, our ITAG examined a different text each week, tracing the history and philosophy of RJ in order to ground participants in the theory and particular contexts behind the often challenging practices schools are trying out. Through focusing on the political and cultural roots of restorative justice, we hope to deepen and ground our understanding of our own practice in schools as well as city-wide and national advocacy for RJ in schools.
And come by the TU Table to say hello throughout the day & pick up resources!
Join Teachers Unite and the Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York at the
Wednesday, March 16th
City Hall, Lower Manhattan
Public Testimony Starting at 1pm
Join students, parents, and educators in calling for greater investment and sustainable funding for:
• Restorative Justice Coordinators on staff at schools
• Student and Parent Training and Leadership
• District-Wide Coordination
• Professional Development
What do YOU want to tell the Mayor about Investing in Schools, Not Police?
Share your thoughts in our brief survey here
Restorative Justice is not a trendy new buzzword or a policy mandate from above. It is a reflective, cultural shift that takes years for schools to fully integrate. Let's invest in our public schools by respecting their choices for how to best shift school climate. What if the mayor's budget allocated $20 million to school site staffing, youth and parent leadership, as well as professional development and coordination? We demand that the mayor's budget do this right and kickstart something inspiring, something that lasts.