November 4, 2014

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On Thursday, October 16, Umoja Student Development Corporation hosted a Restorative Justice Lab at Roger C. Sullivan High School as part of Chicago Ideas Week. The lab included a brief overview of Restorative Justice work within Umoja partner schools, as well as an opportunity for attendees to meet Sullivan students and hear how Restorative Justice practices have impacted their interactions with one another, their respect for themselves, and their lives outside of school.

The attendees, who work for and support various organizations throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs, came together with a wide range of restorative justice understanding. The lab was an opportunity for Umoja to highlight a Restorative Justice model set within a school setting and invite community members together to see the work in action within Sullivan High School.

The morning was met with great enthusiasm. Umoja is incredibly proud of the work and the community built within Sullivan and all of the organization’s partner schools throughout the city. Thank you to Roger C. Sullivan High School for hosting an informative and unique lab experience. We would also like to thank attendees for believing in our work and for contributing to the many thoughtful conversations that took place!