At best, people spend their entire lives believing that justice should be punitive—you did this something terrible, so you should be punished. At worse, they assume justice is revenge—you did this to me, so I’m now justified to do something even worse to you. Notions of justice as punishment and revenge lure communities, governments, generations, and civilizations.
In this interactive workshop, Dr. Nathan C. Walker and honors students from the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation course will help participants define justice not as revenge but as balance. We will apply models of restorative justice to various sectors of life, such as family and parenting, criminal justice, and capital punishment. Together, we will reconsider justice as a form of reconciliation, healing deep wounds while not becoming what we set out against.
When: Thursday, November 14, 2022, 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Where: 319 Cooper, Second Floor Honors College Lounge