Date(s) - 09/22/2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Newark United Methodist Church
The Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow
Our speaker will be Barbie Fischer. She is the Executive Director of Restorative Encounters of Philadelphia, a non-profit that offers training and capacity-building in the field of restorative justice. She holds an M.A. in Conflict Transformation with a focus in Restorative Justice and Trauma from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, where she was trained by renowned Howard Zehr. She has a B.S. in Cross-cultural Communications from Great Lakes Christian College. Ms. Fischer has over 15 years of experience in restorative justice, working in community and program development with various organizations around the world. She guest lectures, conducts workshops, and training on restorative justice and trauma healing in addition to her own restorative practices. Her work has included developing and implementing reentry programing for former child soldiers in Uganda, Africa and Sri Lanka; working with veterans and family members on the transition to civilian life; along with assisting in healing processes for crime victims, incarcerated people, and their families. Ms. Fischer also has assisted in restorative processes for those involved with child welfare and restorative disciplinary processes for schools. She and her team are sought after to implement restorative practices in a wide variety of settings.