“Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Revolutionary Healing” 
April 12, 2017

We are excited to announce the third annual “Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Revolutionary Healing” on April 12, 2017. It will be held at the St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Brooklyn, NY. The conference will focus on innovative –dare we say revolutionary healing practices for young men of color who have been harmed by violence.

It is important to us that this exploration of promising practices lift up the experience not only of some of the larger nonprofits working in this area, but equally, the voices of grassroots organizations, experienced practitioners, and crucially, the young men themselves. While we will undoubtedly acknowledge the enormous and grave extent of the violence young men face, we will focus our attention on promising strategies that work for young men of color who have survived violence so that we leave with concrete tools and deeper hope.

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2016 Archives:

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Monday, April 25, 2016 for our second annual “Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Conversations with Young Men of Color Who Survive Violence” conference focusing on what works for young men of color who have been harmed by violence.

We brought people together who do, can do, want to do, and should do this work into a robust dialogue and learning space. While we acknowledge the enormous and grave extent of this violence, we wanted to focus our attention on promising strategies that work for young men of color who have survived violence so that those in attendance left with concrete tools and deeper hope.

  • The agenda for the day is posted here.
  • You can read more about the conference on our blog.

2015 Archives:

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 conference! The full-day event focused on exploring promising strategies that work for young men of color who have survived violence, enabling attendees to leave with concrete tools and deeper hope. The conference was hosted by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Common Justice, and Achievement First Brooklyn High School. We look forward to hosting another conference next year!