Come participate in Restorative Practices, Peace Conferences, and learn how you can lead and join others to bring Peace Hubs to Buffalo.
“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” – S. Kelley Harrell
What are Restorative Practices?
Restorative Practices provide an alternative to the traditional punishment model for addressing conflict and wrongdoing. They include Peace Conferences, Peace Circles, and other community discussion-based practices that bring people together to resolve conflict and find healthy and effective ways to repair harm that has occurred.
What are Peace Hubs?
A Peace Hub is a safe community space, set apart, for implementing restorative justice practice as interventions to crime and conflict.
You can participate by providing leadership for Peace Conferences, Peace Circles and other Restorative Practices for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, public schools, courts, congregations, neighborhood groups, and our community.
In the domain of community organizing, we are engaged in the work of peaceful revolution. We are building our beloved community by spreading the transformative capacity of peace circles and restorative justice. VOICE-Buffalo is working to grow our network of Peace Hubs to resolve conflicts and address racial and inter-generational tensions. We want to arrive at peace not by arresting our way to it, but by harvesting it from within.
Together, we WILL change the world, starting right here at home. Are you in?
To join us in this work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.