The 2011 Evans Lectureship
Revisioning Justice, the Second Evans Lectureship, will be held at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2011. Professor Howard Zehr, of Eastern Mennonite University, will be speaking and leading workshops on issues of restorative justice, criminal justice reform, and the relation of photography to social imagination.
He is the author of Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice, The Little Book of Restorative Justice, and several volumes of photography related to these themes, including The Little Book of Contemplative Photography.
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Friday Presentation (7:30 pm):
“The Promise and Challenge of Restorative Justice.”
Saturday Workshop I (9 – 12 am):
“Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice Reform”
Saturday Workshop II (1-2:30 pm):
“Photography, Contemplation, and the Work of Justice”
This year’s conference is held under the auspices of the Cornerstone Class of First United Methodist Church, Waynesville, the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, and the Asheville Mennonite Fellowship. For more information and registration go to www.lakejunaluska.com/chautauqua.
About Howard Zehr:
Howard Zehr is Professor of Restorative Justice at the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has worked professionally as a photographer and photojournalist, both in North America and internationally. Widely known as “the grandfather of restorative justice,” Zehr has been developing and teaching the principles and practices of restorative justice for over thirty years. He has led hundreds of events in some 25 countries and 35 states, including trainings and consultations on restorative justice, victim-offender conferencing, judicial reform, and other criminal justice matters. His impact has been especially significant in the United States, Brazil, Japan, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, Britain, the Ukraine, and New Zealand, a country that has restructured its juvenile justice system into a family-focused, restorative approach. His photography has played a vital role in education about criminal justice reform as well as in training the eye for social justice work. For more information about Howard Zehr go to http://emu.edu/personnel/people/show/zehrh.