Today, The Blue Review at Boise State University published the piece they invited me to write on Restorative Circles.
I wrote this article back before the pandemic. More recently, I often wonder how restorative circles can be used to help us heal from the collective trauma of COVID-19.
And as I read the tragic news this week and feel the sadness of George Floyd’s death, I hope and pray that restorative processes might have something to offer to finally begin to heal the harms of pervasive racism and structural inequities in the United States and beyond. Nothing could be more important. Innovative restorative practitioners are already having this conversation and beginning this work. Fania Davis’ The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice is a great place to start if you want to learn more.