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“Transforming Orange County Through Kinship and Restorative Justice: Highlighting Data Drive Grassroots Organizing in Orange County”
March 23rd
Newkirk Alumni Center, UC Irvine

Join us for “Transforming Orange County Through Kinship and Restorative Justice: Highlighting Data Drive Grassroots Organizing in Orange County” a special panel discussion and gathering co-sponsored by the The California Endowment, Orange County Labor Federation, University of California Irvine Community & Labor Project, Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color and Project Kinship.

Featuring a panel of scholars, experts, and Restorative Justice leaders, this special event will critically examine ways in which the university can contribute to the success of local movements for change, especially in the fight for Restorative Justice.

Furthermore, our event provides a rare opportunity to convene a community of educators, stakeholders, and families to explore ways in which we can ensure that our schools take a holistic approach to addressing the challenges students face.

Join us and hear first hand from community members and youths whose lives have been transformed by Restorative Justice practices and discover how you can get involved and support this crucial work.

RSVP now for this free event at: or find us on Facebook at

Moderator: Norberto Santana – Voice of OC
Norberto Santana is an award-winning investigative reporter with 20 years of experience at major daily newspapers. In 2009, he founded the Voice of OC, a non-profit investivative news agency.

Panelist: Charles Fields – The California Endowment
Charles Fields is a regional program officer for Los Angeles at the California Endowment for The Foundations’s 10-year Building Healthy Communities Program. Fields also manages TCE Boys and Men of Color strategy in Los Angeles.

Panelist: Cait Cavanaugh – UC Irvine Center of Psychology & Law
Cait Cavanaugh is a doctoral candidate in social ecology at UC Irvine conducting research examining how families interact with the juvenile justice system. She currently conducts her work with the UC Irvine Center of Psychology and Law.

Panelist: Steven Kim- Project Kinship
Steven Kim co-founded Project Kinship in 2014 to serve individuals impacted by gangs and incarceration, with the aim to successfully re-integrate them back into our communities.

Panelist: Abraham Medina -Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color
Abraham Medina serves as Project Director for the Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color and aims to break the cycles of inequality by focusing on youth that are sometimes overlooked or criminalized.

Guest Speaker: Joseph Dunn – lecturer UCI School of Law
Joseph Dunn is a lecturer at UC Irvine Law and instructs he UCI Community & Labor Project’s Community Scholars seminar. As a former State Senator he represented California’s 34th Senate District in central Orange County.

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