Community Building Workshop

February 21 and 22, 2019

Community-Building Workshop: In this 2-hour workshop participants will be introduce to the RJ Foundational theories and core values that anchor Restorative Culture Implementation model for schools. Participants will experience a Community-Building activity and engage in a media presentation to better understand the essential place of relationships in driving restorative practices and communities.


Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers 

Dr. Jenny Escobar is a Restorative Justice Strategist and Coach at the California Conference for Equality and Justice, where she leads the implementation of Restorative Justice values and practices at the school and district level. In this position, Dr. Escobar facilitates trainings and one-to-one coaching to school partners. She also develops assessment tools to advance CCEJ’s whole school, culturally responsive Restorative Justice Implementation model. Prior to her role at CCEJ, Dr. Escobar served as the director of a Family Resource Center in the Mission District of San Francisco, where she connected Latinx and African American families with material and social resources to support their resiliency as they faced gentrification, deportations, and other exclusionary practices harming their community. For over 10 years, Dr. Escobar, as an activist-scholar, also took an active role in the transnational movement for survivors of state violence. She became involved with the healing justice strategies of survivors throughout Latin America and South Africa. Dr. Escobar focused her scholarly work on Colombia, working alongside survivors on the ground while connecting their realities to academic inquires as noted in her publications, Memoria Viva: State Violence and the Movement for Memory in Colombia (2013), and From rescue to solidarity: (Re)humanizing relationships for social transformation (2017). She has been invited to speak about her knowledge on healing, transnational movements, and (post) conflict resiliency in panels and as an expert witness.


The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) is a human relations organization dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism through education, conflict resolution, and advocacy.