Kay Pranis Speaks on Restorative Practices
- 6:30 - 8 p.m.
- All Ages
Kay Pranis is a leader in restorative practices, which bring together victims, offenders, community members, and police officers to discuss how best to respond to a crime. Moving beyond cases of crime, Kay has worked with others to facilitate the use of Peace Circles in schools, social services, churches, families, museums, universities, municipal planning and workplaces.
Of her own journey learning about and working within the circle process, Pranis says: “The circle became a way for me to see how humans can live more successfully with each other and the natural world, balancing group and individual needs and gifts. The circle became a way to move to a kind of world that I want to live in.”
Pranis has written widely on the subject: Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing & Build Healthy Relationships with Carolyn Boyes-Watson (Living Justice Press, 2010); Circle Forward: Building a Restorative School with Carolyn Boyes-Watson (Living Justice Press, 2014), Doing Democracy: Engaging Communities in Public Planning with Jennifer Ball and Wayne Caldewell (Living Justice Press, 2010), and much more.
When and where can we see Kay Pranis? Kay will be sharing about restorative practices at the Whipple Auditorium in the Cedar Rapids Library (450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids) on July 17th at 6:30pm.