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Healing Justice Dialogue Series

​​Healing Justice Main

Co-organizers: Center for Black Diaspora, Women's Center
Co-sponsors: African and Black Diaspora Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies, Women's and Gender Studies​

Healing Justice Dialogue Mission Statement: 

Through the Healing Justice Dialogue Series, we aim to facilitate dialogue within and outside DePaul that:

  • ​ increases our understanding and consciousness around structural racism and violence

  •  raises our awareness about the historical trauma and oppression communities 

  •  experience, and how this has impacted individual and community wellness

  • helps us to learn from the resilience of diverse and indigenous communities and examine and experience nontraditional ways of healing

  • creates a community of healing and restorative justice

  • heightens awareness and community activism

We invite others to assist in contributing to this collaborative initiative and welcome other departments to help identify and co-sponsor speakers.  We value the work we can accomplish collectively.

Race, Restorative Justice, and Healing with Fania Davis​

Fania Davis Flyer

Fania Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice, a quickly emerging field that invites a fundamental shift in the way we think about and do justice. Restorative Justice is based on the desired set of principles and practices to mediate conflict, strengthen community, and repair harm. She is a long-time social justice activist, Civil Rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, and scholar with a Ph.D. in Indigenous Knowledge. 

 Tomás Ramírez is an instructor in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program at DePaul University and will serve as moderator for this event. He is the Executive director of Semillas y Raices (seeds and roots), a not-for-profit organization focused on cultural preservation, community healing, and youth development. He facilitates restorative processes for the North Lawndale Restorative Justice Court, the first RJ court of its kind in the nation. ​

Healing Justice, Mutual Aid, and Abolitionist Feminism With Sangeetha Ravichandran & Tanuja Devi Jagernauth:

Jagernaut & Ravichandran 

Tanuja Jagernauth is a playwright and practitioner of transformative and healing justice. When she is not creating spaces for mutual aid, collective creation, and transformative dialogue, she works for the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization as their Operations and Just Culture Manager. She believes in creating strong containers for the next world. 

Sangeetha Ravichandran 
is a queer South ​Asian activist-scholar, an art therapist, and a current Ph.D.PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the sociology program. She has worked alongside survivors of interpersonal and state violence for over 10 years. Her current research  examines biosurveillance through its interlinks with carcerality, US liberal counterinsurgencies, and feminism. She currently organizes with Love & Protect.​​