Intro to Restorative Circles with Dominic Barter
This October Dominic Barter, from Brazil, will offer a weekend introduction to the design of dialogical
We’ll focus on how communities, families, groups and institutions can discover and strengthen their own effective responses to conflict through the unique Restorative Circles process developed by Dominic and colleagues in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the mid 1990s. This craft process of community self-determination has inspired change in a huge diversity of contexts, proving effective in war zones from the kitchen table to the office, from classrooms to campaigns, from prisons to court rooms and even armed civil conflict.
The Friday evening is an open presentation.
The full weekend event invites participants to share resources, food, care for children, rides and housing, so that those who wish to come are able to, while also sustaining the work and the communities from which it sprang. By increasing access in these ways, we take steps toward a living experience of this work.