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The past year exacerbated and brought to the forefront the pain and oppression that has plagued our communities for ages. In the midst of so much suffering and injustice, how can we build a new world?
This virtual talk invites us to explore the foundational tenets of Restorative Justice and abolitionist work, and will highlight stories of Restorative Justice in action here in South Bend. As a way to build relational accountability, Restorative Justice can provide a path that centers dignity, shared power, and mutual concern for the transformation of harm.
Dalila Huerta is an educator and Restorative Justice consultant living in South Bend. As a cultural educator, she has worked in museums, community centers, and public schools where she has focused on the intersections of art, history, and racial justice. Restorative Justice ties together her love of storytelling and relationship building, and guides her practice of co-creating a future where everyone can thrive.
Dalila completed her undergraduate work in History and Peace & Justice Studies and her graduate work in American Material Culture and Museum Studies. She works with several organizations through her consulting business, Cempasuchil Cultural Equity Work, and leads Restorative Justice training in South Bend and the surrounding areas. She also serves as Vice President for Community Action for Education and am the Chair of the Building Resiliency Committee for St. Joseph County Cares.