Join the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair for a series of conversations with New Jersey Advocates for Restorative Justice starting April 29 for six Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:45 via Zoom. 

Restorative justice is a set of principles and practices based on the values of respect and accountability. These practices, with roots in Indigenous societies, are used to build and maintain relationships, and to repair harm. They can be applied at the personal, interpersonal, community and a societal level and in various institutions such as the criminal legal system and schools. 

To attend, register at: Participants may attend one, a few, or all of the sessions. 

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Series of conversations meets 7:30-8:45 p.m. on Thursdays: 

April 29: Jessica Laus, NJ Restorative Justice Network 

May 6: Gayl Shepard and Colleagues. Montclair Public Schools 

May 13: The Rev. Brenda Wheeler Ehlers, Morrow Church, Maplewood and SOMA Peace and Justice May 20: Retha Onitiri, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice 

May 27: Tia Ryans, F.O.R.T.E. House and Dr. Jason Williams, Montclair State University June 3: Community Gathering 

Sponsored by the UU Montclair’s Social Justice Coalition and developed in collaboration with the New Jersey Restorative Justice Network (NJ-RJN). For more information, email