The Windham County Coalition for Restorative Communities (WCRC) is a group of individuals and organizations committed to the use of restorative practices (RP), accomplishing this by:
.On every Saturday in April, Restorative Community Justice of Southern Vermont will be hosting circles addressing different aspects of community, both in Putney and in the United States as a whole. Dates and descriptions of these circles are provided below. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the sign-up form at rcjsvt.org/trainings/#putney.
April 3 & April 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Community Restoration in 2021 and Healing from National Trauma
Description: Recently, conversation abounds as to whether 2021 will be a "better" year than 2020. We at RCJSVT believe that there are steps individuals and communities can take to ensure that 2021 is, if not "better," more restorative than 2020. Although we are only a month into 2021, already tensions are running high, perhaps in part due to the expectations many people hold for this year. We want to hear your voices, sit in circle, and engage in a dialogue about what we can all do to respond to issues that arise this year in ways that heal rather than harm. In the first circle, we will think about questions like, "How can we uphold our values in the face of crises?" and "How can we promote social healing without overlooking our own health?" In the second circle, we will focus specifically on the impacts on the nation of the trauma we have shared in the past few years due to COVID-19, political unrest, and other events. Let's talk about how to find balance, accountability, healing, and more.
April 17 & April 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
- Do current tensions in the community make you uneasy?
- Do you have ideas and/or experiences regarding Black Lives Matter, Antifa, White Supremacy, or Donald Trump and his adherents which make it difficult to trust your neighbors' intentions or fear their actions?
- Are you willing to participate in a restorative process that will allow you to articulate your feelings in a way that others can hear, and to hear the concerns and feelings of others?