The National Institute for Restorative Justice
"Educating for Advocacy"
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Education
1464 East 105 Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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Mittie Imani Jordan, NIRJ Chair and
Dr. Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, JD, PhD
Professor of History, Kent State University
June Sallee Antoine, Shareholder
Deuteronomy 8:3 Cafe Books & Music
Jordan and Dean Jonathan Entin
Dr. Rhonda Williams, PhD, Associate Professor
of History and Director of  the Social Justice Institute,
Case Western Reserve University;
Rev. Dr.
Zachery Williams, PhD,
NIRJ Board Member
Associate Professor of History, University of Akron;
Dr. Jonathan Entin, JD, Associate Dean,
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
NIRJ Board Member Charles Bevel and
Discussion Series participants
Dr. Rhonda Williams, Mittie Jordan
and Discussion Series participant
Above and below: Fran Stewart,
Discussion Guide and
Joan Southgate, Founder of
Restore Cleveland Hope during
Beloved Community Conversations:
Dialogues About Race
Serious Sister-Girls!  Dr. Rhonda Williams,
PhD
, Case Western Reserve University
Associate Professor of History and Director of the
Social Justice Institute;  
Dr. Pam Brooks, PhD,
Oberlin College Associate Professor of African
American Studies;
Dr. Dolores Person Lairet,
PhD
, NIRJ Board Member and Retired
Cleveland State University Associate Professor of
19th Century French,  Russion, African and
Carribbean Francophone Literature;
Dr. Alene
Barnes, PhD
, Kent State University Associate
Professor of Pan African Studies
Dr. Rhonda Williams, Aaron Pride, Kent State
University PhD candidate;
Dr. Elizabeth
Smith-Pryor, JD, PhD
, Kent State University
Associate Professor and Undergraduate
Coordinator of History;
Dr. Dolores Lairet
Dr. Jonathan Entin guides Racializing Justice
discussion on voting disenfranchisement
Dr. Wanda Birch, JD, NIRJ General Counsel,  
guides
Racializing Justice  discussion
on hyper- criminalization of youth
Dr. Rhonda Williams guides Living Black
History
"Master Narrative" discussion
Dr. Reginald Oh guides Living Black
History
on "The Unfulfilled Promise
of Brown" discussion
NIRJ Board Member,
Recording Artist and
Actor
"Mississippi"
Charles Bevel
opens
the discussion up with
a socially conscious song
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Photographs: Mittie Imani Jordan
and Jeff Ivey
Summit - Turning Our Dollars Into Sense: A Community
Strategic Thinking Summit
Bessie House, PhD, Keynote  11/20//04

Summt - 13th Amendment & Prison Industrial Complex
First Planning Summit 02/09/05

Second Summit: 13th Amendment & PIC
05/19—20/06   Guides:  Ronald Adrine, JD, Mittie Jordan,
James Millette, PhD, Carl A. Williams

Summit - The Cleveland Movement: In The Spirit of Niagara
07/12—14/07

Summit - The Cleveland Movement: Precinct 101:
Reclaiming our City one precinct at a time  02/06/10

Book:
The Covenant With Black America by Tavis Smiley
Covenants III—Correcting The System of Unequal Justice,
& IV—Fostering Accountable Community-Centered Policing;
City of Cleveland Police 5th Dirstrict Commander Calvin
Williams, Discussion Guide  05/19/06

Book:
In Search of The Talented Tenth,  Zachery R.
Williams, Author & Guide, Tuesdays 02/02, 09, 16, 23/10

Third Summit: 13th Amendment & PIC Dec 18, 2010

"Resurrecting Leadership" Film and Book
Discussion Series:
A Testament of Hope: The
Essential Writings of  Martin Luther King, Jr.
, and Eyes
on The Prize
Tuess & Thurs,  April 4—June 3, 2010

"Shackled Minds" Film and Book Discussion
Series: "The Continued Bondage of Black
America," Tues & Thurs Oct 26—Dec 16, 2010

Slavery And The Making of America, Mittie Imani Jordan,
Chair, National Institute For Restorative Justice, Guide

Forty Million Dollar Slaves: Rise Fall & Redemption
Of Black American Athletes
by William Rhoden, Brad
Sellers, Former NBA Player and Mayor, City of
Warrensville, Ohio,  Guide

Brainwashed:Challenging The Myth of Black
Inferiority
byTom Burrell,  Zachery R. Whilliams, PhD,
Assistant Professor of History and Associate Director of Pan
African Studies, University of Akron,  Guide

Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profit and the Struggle
For the Constitution
by Lawrence Goldstone, Elizabeth
Smith Pryor, PhD. Associate Professor and Undergraduate
Coordinator of History, Kent State University, Discussion
Guide

Unfinished Business: Racial Equality in American     
History
by Michael Klarman, Jonathan Entin, JD, Professor
of Law, Case Westen Reserve University School of Law,
Discussion Guide

Last Chance: The Political Threat To Black America by Lee
Daniels, Charles Peterson, PhD, Assistant Professor of
Africana Studies,The College of Wooster,  Guide

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color
Blindness
byMichelle Alexander, Pam Brooks, PhD,
Associate Professor of African American Studies, Oberlin
College, Discussion Guide

Beloved Community Conversations: Dialogues
About Race
Saturdays, August 2011
In partnership with Restore Cleveland Hope
Joan Southgate, Mittie Jordan, Karen Gillian, Fran Stewart,
Dolores Lairet and Charles Bevel, Discussion Guides

Imagining, Democracy, Justice:
The Mind of Manning Marable  Tuesdays &
Thursdays, September 13 - November 3, 2011
Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race In
America "
Preface," "Introduction: What We Talk About When
We Talk About Race"  "Part I The American Dilemma:  
Structural Racism: A Short History", "Part II:The Retreat
From Equality,"  "Part III: Reconstructing Racial Politics"  
Mittie Imani Jordan, Chair, National Institute For Restorative
Justice, Discussion Guide

Great Wells of Democracy "Part III
When the Spirit Moves: The Politics of Black Faith:
9/11 Racism in the Time of Terror,"
"Epilogue: The Souls of White Folk," Reverend Leah Lewis,
MDiv, JD - Associate Pastor, Olivet Institutional Baptist
Church; Associate Organizer, The Greater Cleveland
Congregations, Discussion Guide

Living Black History: "How Reimagining the African-
American Past Can Remake America’s Racial Future
Preface, Living Black History: Black Consciousness, Place
and America’s Master Narrative
Mapping Black Political Culture: Leadership, Intellectuals,
and Resistance," Rhonda Williams, PhD - Director, Social
Justice Institute, and Associate Professor of History, Case
Western Reserve University, Discussion Guide

Case Law School Lecture Series: "The Road to Justice"
Fred Gray, JD -  Civil Rights Attorney, Gray, Langford,
Sapp, McGowan, Gray & Nathanson,

Living Black History, "Resurrecting the Radical Dubois"
Dr. Dolores Lairet, PhD - Associate Professor, Retired,
French Languages and Literature, Cleveland State
University; Board of Directors, The National Institute For
Restorative Justice, Discussion Guide

Living Black History "Malcolm X’s Life-After-Death: The
Dispossession of a Legacy," Zachary R. Williams, PhD -
Assistant Director for Pan African Studies, and Assistant
Professor of History, University  of Akron; Board of
Directors, The National Institute For Restorative Justice,
Discussion Guide

Living Black History "The Unfulfilled Promise of Brown: From
Desegregation to Global Racial Justice" and
Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism,
Criminal Justice and Law Reader "
Racializing Justice,
Disenfranchising Lives,"  Reginald Oh, JD - Associate
Professor of Law, Cleveland State University Cleveland-
Marshall College of Law, Discussion Guide

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives "Part I The
Criminal Justice System and the New Racial Domain"
Wanda Jordan Birch, JD - Counsel, The National Institute
For Restorative Justice; Retired Magistrate, Cuyahoga
County Probate Court, Discussion Guide

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives "Part II Women,
Violence and Incarceration," Pam Brooks, PhD - Associate
Professor of African American Studies, Oberlin College,

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives "Part III Racism,
Law and Public Policy," Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, JD, PhD -
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program
Coordinator, History Department, Kent State University,
Discussion Guide

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives "Part IV Voting
Rights and Disenfranchisement," Jonathan Entin, JD -
Professor of Law and Political Science, Case Western
Reserve University School of Law, Discussion Guide

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives "Part V First
Person: Inside U.S. Prisons," James Page, Community
Activist, Social & Spiritual Intellectual, Astrologer; Board of
Directors, The National Institute For Restorative Justice,
Discussion Guide

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives "Part VI
Challenging The Prison-Industrial Complex,"  'Mississippi'
Charles Bevel, Professional Actor and Musician, Human
Rights Activist; Board of Directors, The National Institute For
Restorative Justice, Discussion Guide

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives "Part VI
Challenging The Prison Industrial Complex" Edward Horton,
Principal, E. Horton & Associates; Board of Directors, The
National Institute for Restorative Justice, Discussion Guide

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives "Part VII
Conclusion: The Color of Justice" Mittie Imani Jordan, Chair,
The National Institute For Restorative Justice, Discussion
Guide

Organizing A Movement, Struggling To Freedom
The Legacies of Randolph, Houston, Baker & Marshall   
Tuesdays & Thursdays  
April 10 - May 24, 2012
Series Inaugural Leadership Lecturer, Adrienne Lash
Jones , PhD

1898 Organization: National Afro-American Council
Nishani Frazier, PhD, Discussion Guide, 09/14/04

The David Walker Appeal
Mittie Imani Jordan, Discussion Guide  09/249/04

Life and Work of Benjamin Banneker
Albert C. Antoine, PhD, Discussion Guide  11/10/04

1936 Organization of National Negro Congress
Richard Peery, Discussion Guide 02/16//05

1870 Swearing in Hiram Revels, First Black Senator
Michael Taylor, Discussion Guide  02/23/05

1937 Swearing in of William Henry Hasties, First
African American Federal Judge
Wanda Jordan Birch, JD, Discussion Guide, 03/23/05

Richmond Vs. Crosson: the Legal Challenge against
“Minority” Contractor Set-Asides,
Dominique Ozanne, JD, Discussion Guide 01/25/06

The Kerner Commission Report: Two Societies—
Separate and Unequal
Michael R. Williams, PhD, Discuss Guide  03/08/06

1879 Fifteenth Amendment & Voting Rights Act
Reverend Tony Minor, Discussion Guide  03/29/06

From Negritude to Nigga: Burying the “N” Word
Dolores Person Lairet, PhD, Discussion Guide

Military Commission Act of 2006: Death of Habeas
Corpus, Wanda J. Birch, JD, Discuss Guide 10/18/06
Film: The Attack At West Point: The Court Marshall of
Johnson Whittaker
 06/12/04

Film:
Posse 09/11/04

Film:
The Road To Brown: Charles Hamilton Houston
10/20/04

Film:
Goodbye Uncle Tom  03/16/06

Film:
The Siege  10/20//06

Film:
Boycott  01/19/07 (repeated 1/08, 1/09/ 1/10)

Film:
Hacking Democracy  Reverend Tony Minor, Cecil
Hickman, Jeffrey Kirby, Discussion Guides   02/23/07

Film:
Eyes on The Prize April 4 - June 3, 2010

Film
Slavery & The Making of America Oct 26 - Dec 16, 2010
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"The Abolition Movement was only one front in the total struggle that engaged every level of
black society
.  Not only black protesters, but also black students, artists and businessmen
were pressed into service in that struggle. Powerful voices, almost all of them identified with
the Abolitionist movement,
emerged in the cultural arena. This development was largely  
a product of  the study circles and literary societies founded by pioneer black leaders."
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