A display of restorative justice art at Renaissance Middle School. GWEN OREL/STAFF

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10, at 4 p.m., Restorative Justice Montclair will co-host a discussion titled “How to Talk to Children about Race and Racism,” via Zoom.  

“As educators, community leaders, and human beings, it is our obligation to continue to engage in these important conversations,” Gayl Shepard, Restorative Justice Coordinator for the Montclair School District, who will moderate the conversation, said in a release. “The future of racial justice is on the line. It is vital that we continue having these conversations so that we can turn this moment into a sustainable movement.”

Joining Shepard will be a panel of educators, advocates, and clinical specialists:

  • Amanda Adams, NJEA Associate Director of Professional Development, Co-Coordinator of the NEA Priority Schools Initiative
  • Syreeta Carrington, Teacher at Glenfield Middle School, Restorative Justice Montclair Teacher on Special Assignment
  • Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Urban Education, The Graduate Center CUNY
  • Jeff Freeman, Principal of Edgemont Montessori School
  • Sonja Gray, MD, Psychiatrist
  • Tony Grosso, Principal of Montclair High School
  • Candice Pastor, Teacher at Renaissance Middle School, Restorative Justice Montclair Teacher on Special Assignment

The panelists will respond to, and take comments from, the public, via the Zoom chat option.

Petal Robertson, Montclair Education Association President is the Zoom meeting contact.

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