Restorative Practices in Schools and Communities

Restorative action is valued in communities that view conflict as a learning opportunity.  It is a practice that helps individuals understand the effect of their actions on others and to build skills for resolving conflicts more peacefully. Restorative action utilizes empathic listening, open-ended questioning, summarizing, paraphrasing, and identifying underlying needs and interests (Gillman and Bowler, […]

Youth Gangs

  A gang is a structured group of individuals who use intimidation and violence to carry out criminal acts in order to gain power and status or to control certain lucrative activities. A youth gang is “any durable, street-oriented youth group whose involvement in illegal activity is part of its group identity”. Most youth gang […]

Micheal Vonn on Public Lives: What Eroding Privacy Means for Democracy

UFV LIBIT department welcomes guest speaker Micheal Vonn Tues, Mar 19 1 – 2:30 pm B101, Lecture Theatre The blurring and sometimes outright inversion of what we have traditionally understood as ‘private’ vs. ‘public’ has vast implications for citizens’ relationship to the state. Securitization and surveillance are increasingly making governmental actions secret and citizens’ lives […]