Join us for the next in our series of monthly community
discussions, free to the public, light refreshments served
7 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Doors open at 6:30 pm
hosted by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters
at the Tau Center (Follow Signs to Entrance #5)
26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
Be a part of the Restorative Justice Movement. Robert Koehler will discuss his research and implementation of the Restorative Justice Movement in Chicago and its impact in schools, juvenile detention and elsewhere. He will include a demonstration circle composed of audience volunteers who agree to give responses to a question or two about the nature of community.
Tonight’s presenter is Robert Koehler, a nationally syndicated columnist and self-proclaimed peace journalist. He describes his work as “prayers disguised as op-eds.” He has been a Chicago-based reporter, editor and columnist for over 30 years. His work has appeared in dozens of newspapers, large and small, and he is a featured writer on such sites as Huffington Post and Common Dreams. His website is commonwonders.com. His book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, a collection of essays on grief, single-parenting and the quest for peace, was published in 2010 by Xenos Press. He teaches a class at DePaul University called Peace Journalism and is a trained restorative justice practitioner. He has received numerous awards for his writing and been called many things. His favorite:“blatantly relevant.”
Registration for this discussion is available at
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