On October 17, 2016, sujatha baliga was the featured speaker in the Transformative Justice in Education Speaker Series Series. sujatha discussed her past decade of work interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline through restorative justice, with a focus on how adults in schools settings can personally and interpersonally benefit from restorative principles and practices, and how positive adult relationships and approaches to conflict transformation can spread to the children they serve.
On November 16, 2016, Maisha T. Winn, discussed the ways restorative justice practices have the potential to change language and practices in urban schools. Professor Winn is the Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in English Education and Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research examines the ways in which teachers and/or adult allies for youth in schools and in out-of-school contexts practice “justice” in the teaching of literacy.