The Restorative Justice Summit is a statewide educational forum that brings together young people and youth-serving professionals to collaborate in advancing equitable, evidence-based restorative justice and peacemaking practices that aim to transform youth services, programs and communities in Wisconsin.
All sessions will be recorded – to obtain access to these please register for the event.
ananda mirilli is unafraid and unapologetic in her commitment to, and centering of, racial justice from a global & intersectional space, that evokes creativity and innovation in tackling deep seated inequities. She is a native of Brazil, and she has a long history of working with communities in the U.S. and abroad. At age 14 she engaged in social justice movement advocating for children with multiple abilities, youth and seniors experiencing poverty and homelessness.
After moving to the U.S. ananda became an educator and found her passion facilitating learning spaces for individuals, groups and organizations engaging in transformative work.
ananda’s commitment to racial and gender justice led her to develop new frames for youth and women’s leadership. As a skilled facilitator, ananda has engaged with thousands of youth, women and diverse professionals, building coalition and solidarity. She is a beautiful storyteller, a deep listener, and a thoughtful, experienced practitioner who centers love and restorative principles in the work that she does.
Nigig-enz Baapi nindizhinikaaz. Ajijaak doodem. Kchiwiikwedong miinawaa Mashkiziibi nindonjibaa. Naaminitigong nindaa.
My name is Little Laughing Otter. I am crane clan. I come from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibway. I live in the Land Beneath the Trees (Manistee, MI).
Cecelia is Ojibway/Métis and is Mashkiziibi (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibway or LaPointe Band of Ojibway) and Kchiwiikwedong (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community). They are enrolled in Mashkiziibi and maintain a strong community affiliation to Kchiwiikwedong. Cecelia is the Founder and Executive Director of the Native Justice Coalition. They are also the Founder and Owner of Red Circle Consulting and Waub Ajijaak Press. They identify as Two-Spirit based in their Ojibway culture from an old school and decolonial framework. Their poetry and writing is featured in 25 anthologies, booklets, chapbooks, dissertations, exhibits, journals, magazines, and online Indigenous-Native publications.
They have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a Master of Arts in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Other cool facts include: (1) quintessential traditional Anishinaabe runner (2) sobriety – 11 ½ years strong and (3) they are proud to be Generation X.
David Muhammad is the Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for Milwaukee County. David is a deeply committed community leader who has dedicated his career to improving the quality of life for families and young people in our community. At DHHS, he has worked to advance racial equity in contracting efforts and youth justice innovation strategies.
Before joining Milwaukee County, he served as the Program Manager for the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s Office of Violence Prevention. His important work has had a lasting impact on community health and public safety. He expanded the County’s Trauma Response Team Partnership, developed 414Life, a violence interruption program staffed by credible messengers, and oversaw community engagement for the “Blueprint For Peace,” the city’s first violence prevention framework. His work has been nationally recognized and presented at the Healing Justice Alliance Conference in Denver, Colorado and at numerous institutions, media, and public forums.
David channeled his passion for art and music into his professional roles at various civic-minded organizations around Milwaukee, developing creative and engaging curriculum and program designs to reach young people from a place of authenticity. He has worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, and Our Next Generation. David has been recognized for his work by 500 Black Tuxedos, “Man of Distinction”, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Government Excellence Award, Active Elements Foundation, “25 Activists Under 25 Who Can Change the World”, and the National Council of La Raza/U.S. Marine Corps, Youth Leadership Award. David holds a B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and was a member of the Latino Non-Profit Leadership Class at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Late to the party?
The schedule for the past 2020 Summit programming is available here.
Are you a Restorative Justice Practitioner?
Get in touch with Annie Lisowski if you’re interested in being part of the planning committee for our 2021 summit! Our partners include Youth Justice Milwaukee, Barron County Restorative Justice, Briarpatch Youth Services, and many more!