Centre for Dialogue event: Riots and Restorative Justice, May 8

Join Centre for Dialogue on Tuesday, May 8 for the annual Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue where honored guest Dr. Theo Gavrielides will provide insights into Restorative Justice, including how Restorative Justice was proposed and implemented after Britain’s August 2011 riots, where 15,000 rioters caused an estimated £500 million in damages.

Vancouver’s Stanley Cup riot has many parallels to the British experience, including a desire to provide victims with a better sense of reparation and closure, as well as an interest in reducing the risk of re-offense. Spontaneous responses to the riot demonstrated a desire from community members to participate with officials in the process of ensuring accountability, bridge building, and restoring the social fabric of the affected areas.

Tuesday, May 8
SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings Street, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Room 3200
Reception to follow

This event is free however registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit www.sfu.ca/riots

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