The Western Justice Center (WJC), in partnership with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, is holding its 16th Annual Peer Mediation Invitational (PMI) on Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.
I’ve been teaching for 23 years, the last seven as a substitute teacher in the same school district. I’ve seen some patterns that trouble me - predominantly Black students being disciplined and singled out as “trouble” and students pointing out teachers who treat students of color poorly. The post-election climate did not help as many children were distressed over the immigration status of their families.
The Western Justice Center, a non-profit dedicated to building a more peaceful civil society, is proud to announce the appointment of Elissa D. Barrett, Esq., as its new Executive Director. Barrett is an attorney with a breadth of nonprofit leadership experience. She brings with her a lifetime of work to increase justice, equity and equal opportunity for all.