Bold Conversations at the Global Activism Expo: Restorative Justice. Gender Justice. Global Justice.
Saturday, April 6 – 12:30 PM 4:00 PM
UIC Forum (725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago)
Join us for difficult, complex, critical conversations as we wrestle with the meaning of restorative justice in different contexts. Learn, ponder, share, discuss:
After Hadiya and “Nirbhaya”: From Chicago to Delhi What Does Justice Look Like?
Here in the United States, Chicago in particular, street crime has taken the lives of far too many of our youth. In India, the issue of sexual violence has captured headlines. The tragic deaths of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed just a few blocks away from her school, and “Nirbhaya,” the 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped by six men in a moving bus in Delhi, raise the question: what does justice for victims and survivors look like?
- Cheryl Graves, founder and Co-Director of Community Justice for Youth Institute
- Mariame Kaba, founder and Director of Project NIA
- Sangeetha Ravichandran, program coordinator at A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends Leadership Institute
- Alice Kim, director of The Public Square (co-moderator)
- Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, Justice Fellow at the Adler School and member of the SJI team at UIC (co-moderator)
Peace in an Age of Violence: Reparations, Reconciliation, Renewal
Brutal war has engulfed villages and cities in Mali. Violence in Colombia has forced people out of their homes and left anger, fear and poverty in its wake. Does post-apartheid South Africa offer a vision and a model for war-torn societies? Many countries that have been torn apart by civil war ask: how do we rebuild, how can we make amends, or does accountability trump reconciliation?
- Joaquin Chavez, historian at UIC, research and direct work on reconciliation and reconstruction in El Salvador
- Ali Issa, anti-militarist activist, writer and field organizer for War Resisters League
- Prexy Nesbitt, educator, activist and speaker on Africa, foreign policy and racism
- Astrid Suarez, founder of Columbia vive Chicago
- Barbara Ransby, historian, author, and Director of the Social Justice Initiative and Gender and Women’s Studies at UIC (moderator)
Find out more Information about the speakers by clicking here.
Find out more about the Global Activism Expo, also featuring a Peace Film Festival and a world music stage here.
Presented by The Public Square, Social Justice Initiative at UIC, and WBEZ.