Community of Practice on Homelessness: Reimagining Restorative Justice through the Lens of Eliminating Structural Racism


When: Thursday, April 22, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Where: Online, pre-register here

What:  Please join Lieutenant Colonel Monique Brown, Councilman John Bullock, Bishop and Associate Professor at Morgan State University Dr. Kevin Daniels and Open Society Institute Director Danielle Torain for our upcoming Community of Practice on Homelessness conversation. Participants will include a cross-section of faith and community-based, education, business, health care, government, law enforcement and philanthropic leaders. The panel will be moderated by Kevin Lindamood, President and CEO of Health Care for the Homeless.

o This session will briefly assess and explain how current retributive criminal justice policies and practices continue to exacerbate institutional, systemic, and structural inequities (especially among individuals experiencing homelessness), expressed through the speakers' own lenses.

o Create awareness around the concept, practice, and principles of restorative justice (RJ) and address RJ benefits and limitations.

o Push the boundaries of RJ beyond its current strategies and practices and to reimagine its application when considering structural and institutional racism as the crimes and offenses.