Restorative Justice Summit

The 2nd Annual Restorative Justice Summit, 3 days, 3 keynotes with breakouts. The dates are September 10th, October 8th and November 12th 2021

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.

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Spanish language simultaneous interpretation is available for the keynotes with request by 9/1/2021.  


All sessions will be recorded – to obtain access to these please register for the event. 

Photo of Ananda Mirilli- keynote speaker on September 10th, 2021. Her session is titled 'Restoring ourselves and our communities in times of racial reckoning.'

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.

Photo of keynote speaker Cecelia Rose LaPointe, her session on October 8th 2021 is entitled 'Racial Justice in Anishinaabe Aki.'

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.  – – 

Headshot of Keynote speaker for November 12, 2021 session. David Muhammad's presentation will be entitled "Treating Violence Through Public Health."

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.

Click here for the recorded sessions from 2020 and 2021. Please complete form for access.

View our 2020 Restorative Justice Summit Evaluation Summary.

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!

Planning Committee

Headshot of Monika Audette-part of the planning committee and part of the Barron County Restorative Justice Program. Headshot of Rebecca Brown- member of the planning committee who works for Human Services in Jefferson County Headshot of Fred Garcia - member of the planning committee and part of Waukesha County Health and Human Services.
Headshot of Sharon Krause - member of the planning committee and part of UW Extension. Headshot of Kirstin Lardy-member of the planning committee and part of the Division of Extension Headshot of Doug Liphart-member of the planning committee and part of UW Extension.
Head shot of Annie Lisowski-member of the planning committee and part of the division of extension Headshot of Darrin Madison-member of the planning committee and part of Urban Underground and Youth Justice Milwaukee. Headshot of Joe Maldonado-member of the planning committee and part of the division of extension.
Headshot of Sharlen Moore - Member of the planning committee and part of Urban Underground and Youth Justice Milwaukee. Headshot of Jacob Otis - member of the planning committee and part of St. Croix Valley Restorative Services. Headshot of Claudia Parkes - member of the planning committee and part of Briarpatch Youth Services.
Headshot of Marie Ritscher-member of the planning committee and part of the division of Extension headshot of Christa Van Treeck - member of the planning committee and part of UW Extension. Head shot of committee member Troy Washington - Faculty and UW Milwaukee

The Restorative Justice Summit is made possible in part by grants from the Wisconsin Law Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Innovative grants program.

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