Restorative Approach to Diversity and Inclusion
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Amanda L. McLittle & Mallory Martin-Ferguson
Participants will learn about Restorative Justice Principles such as recognizing harm and impact as it relates to Diversity and Inclusion work, specifically in Residential Communities and Bias response. Participants will be able to share examples from their home institution in an interactive setting where Restorative Principles can be applied and diagrammed. This webinar should particularly benefit those who engage closely in conversations around identity and community values with students and professional staff.
- Understand the concepts of Restorative Justice
- Understand how a restorative frame can be used for responding to bias incidents
- Connect and learn from others who do work related to diversity and inclusion work done and discuss how restorative values may be incorporated into the work moving forward
Amanda L. McLittle is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in Housing at the University of Michigan; she oversees the Diversity Peer Educator program, bias response, campus wide initiatives, and all diversity education initiatives and classes for Housing. Amanda graduated with her Juris Doctorate in May of 2007 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and practiced criminal defense for three years before joining the University of Michigan. In addition, Amanda received her Bachelors in Political Science and Masters in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University.
Mallory Martin-Ferguson is the Associate Director for Housing Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at the University of Michigan. In her role, Mallory works to coordinate conduct follow up in each of the 18 residence halls and community apartments, in addition to case management Mallory works with colleagues in facilities, Dean of Students, dining and others in Student Life to educate on the values of Restorative Justice. Mallory has previously worked within student programs and admissions at the University of Colorado and the University of Washington. Her background in student leadership initiatives and event planning have been natural complements to a career within Housing.