Restorative Justice: Ancient wisdom growing more diverse and inclusive

Inspiring Positive Social Change 2017 > Community Peacebuilding > Restorative Justice
Broadcast on July 12, 2017
With Teiahsha Bankhead, PhD, LCSW

Join the co-executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, Teiahsha Bankhead, as she provides an overview of the recent 2017 Restorative Justice conference in Oakland. The theme of the conference was "Moving Restorative Justice from Margins to Center: We're the one's we've been waiting for"... with a focus on radical inclusivity. The event, attended by 1,300 restorative justice practitioners, captured the methods of the current movement in restorative justice.

During this powerful session, you'll discover:

  • An overview of the restorative justice movement in the United States
  • How restorative justice in schools & communities is disrupting the prison pipeline
  • Key principles in taking on restorative justice as a way of life

Teiahsha Bankhead, PhD, LCSW

Co-Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth & Associate Prof.

Teiahsha Bankhead, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. is an Associate Professor in the Division of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento. She is responsible for planning, management and delivery of her undergraduate and graduate classes. She teaches diversity, social policy and research methods. A noted author, psychotherapist and university professor, she engages in research and writing on issues of social policy and diversity with particular attention given to race, class, gender and sexual orientation. She lectures internationally on issues of cultural conflict and social policy.

Teiahsha received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Minority Research Fellow and a fellow of the United States Psychiatric Congress. She offers public commentary on issues of policy and race and is co-author,with Professor Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, of Preserving Privilege: California politics, propositions and people of color. Dr. Bankhead serves as the Public Policy Committee Chairperson on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the East Bay. She was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and serves as the Co-Executive Director of Restoraive Justice for Oakland Youth.