Cost: $250 – all three days required *Limited scholarships are available
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About the Trainer
Whitney Richards-Calathes is a community researcher, transformative justice practioner, and Co-Founder of Sweet River, a small collaborative of women of color restorative justice workers. For over ten years Whitney has worked on issues that she believes deeply in and that inspire her: young women’s leadership development, educational access, prison abolition, racial justice, and gender equity. She has worked as a community educator in public schools, as an organizer with system impacted youth and families, and as a participatory researcher. She is also receiving her PhD from The Graduate Center at The City University of New York, writing her dissertation on how the criminal punishment system impacts the relationships Black women have with each other. Her work has taken her to all parts of New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, San Diego, Detroit, Chicago, Durham, and the Bay Area. Whitney believes that social justice is beyond the jobs we have though – it is an ethic in how we live life, build relationships, respect and interact with the Earth, how we value ourselves. Lastly, Whitney is a Black woman, born and raised in the Bronx.