Nov. 2, 2016 • Foley Campus Center
9 a.m. Welcome/Opening messages from inside and outside
9:30 Families Enduring: Voices from both sides of homicide
A small group of family members of incarcerated men and women and of victims will discuss how violent crime impacted their lives and their families.
11:00 Keynote speaker: Immaculée Ilibagiza, author and survivor of the Rwandan genocide
For 91 harrowing days in 1994, twenty-two-year-old student Immaculée Ilibagiza of the Tutsi people in Rwanda, Africa, hid in the bathroom of a minister's house with seven other adults to escape all but certain death. Hutus were in the midst of a reign of terror that, before it was over, depending on the estimate, would record 800,000 to a million people murdered (in one to three months).
Immaculée lost her parents, two brothers, her grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbors, friends, and classmates.
1:30 Perspectives on Healing in the Aftermath of Violence: A Restorative Justice Peace Circle
Peace circles come from the justice practices of many indigenous cultures. They are designed as a healing and constructive response to crime or violence in a community. This circle will bring families of victims and people who have committed violent crimes and their families together with expert facilitators. Members of the wider community are invited to participate in the circle as observers.
4:30 A Life Sentence: Victims, Justice and My Mother • A listening event with Samantha Broun
This is a story about a terrible crime and everything that followed. It's an intensely personal documentary, but it extends into public life and into the heart of our political and correctional systems.
Some stories take a long time. This one is an hour long, and took two and a half years to produce, after twenty years of living with it.
All Day Artwork from students In the Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program
The Youth Restorative Justice program provides year-round, high-quality arts education to students in the juvenile justice system and in foster care. Through art and evidence based techniques, including Trauma Informed Care and Restorative Practices, students learn to express themselves in an atmosphere of curiosity, innovation, and safety. Classes strive to heal, unite, and change minds, empowering students to uncover their unique creative voices.
The work will be on display throughout the day in the Foley Center.