Building on a traditional Native American approach to justice, the Red Hook Community Justice Center’s Peacemaking Program comes to the Democracy Lab in the Spacebuster at Grand Army Plaza. Family members and friends of recent victims of police shootings discuss the issue with affected and concerned members of the community. Facilitator Ernie St. Germaine (from the Ojibwa clan of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, WI, and other facilitators from the Justice Center, will preside.
Says Germaine of the clan: "we’re considered the orators, the speakers, the leaders, not necessarily chiefs, but a person who would stand before the group and let the people know what’s on someone’s mind. If you don’t feel comfortable getting in front of a group and speaking about something, you would come and give my clan a gift, tell them what’s in your heart, and then a person from my clan would speak before the group and let the people know what is your concern."
Note: this event *may* open some spots but is otherwise full. In the event it opens, it will only open to people willing to participate in the peacemaking process. More information on how to take part/RSVP, coming soon.
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