Community Healing Together

posted Feb 24, 2014, 5:33 PM by BHC Boyle Heights
Las Fotos Project is proud to announce its first convening of the year, cirlces, which will take place at Mendez Learning Center in the Multi Purpose Room on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The event will be an opportunity for youth from your organization to learn about the Restorative Justice philosophy, elements of community-building and relationship-repairing circles, the role of a circle keeper, and the positive effect Restorative Justice has on keeping students in school. 

This convening is being held in partnership with The Greenlining Institute, InnerCity Struggle (ICS), the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ), Khmer Girls in Action (KGA), the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), Violence Prevention Coalition (ACTA), and Building Healthy Communities Boyle Heights, and is funded by The California Endowment 

As a group we realize the positive impact of establishing and repairing relationships in schools. We are also aware that there is a time sensitive opportunity to advocate for such programs through the Local Control Funding Formula. Increasing youth's  knowledge of Restorative Justice will deeply impact advocacy efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.  

We would like to invite your youth members to attend this convening on behalf of your organization. Your support and participation in our convening will help us achieve our goal of providing valuable information on a topic that is of extreme importance to the future of our communities. 


Please visit www.bitly.com/circles2014 to register the youth members who will be attending by 5pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. We only have capacity for seventy-five youth and registration is on a first come first served basis. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 310-920-6410 or by email at eric@lasfotosproject.org.


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