Side Series for this production is a series of fiery conversations with visionary experts in the field of restorative justice. This time we are focusing on highlighting current work being done in Chicago. Join us after the show on Fridays 04/07 and 04/14! More info can be found here!
04/07: Annalise (Annie) Buth (JD ’07) is the M.R. Bauer Foundation Fellow in Dispute Resolution with the Center on Negotiation and Mediation at Bluhm Legal Clinic. She is developing the center’s restorative justice initiatives. This includes designing and teaching a restorative justice practicum, which provides Northwestern law students with field placements in Chicagoland communities. She also creates other opportunities for law students to support and learn from community-based advocacy and activism. In an effort to build a restorative law school community, she uses peacemaking circles on campus to foster dialogue concerning issues like identity, race, and politics. Annie participates in the Alternative to Incarceration Collaborative, serving youth in greater Roseland, and she also supports a women of color circle at a restorative justice hub in Rogers Park. Additionally, she teaches negotiation and mediates juvenile and misdemeanor cases through the Center for Conflict Resolution. Before returning to Northwestern, Annie worked with the law firm Miller Johnson; a non-governmental organization in South Asia on human trafficking issues; the Michigan Court of Appeals; and LAF’s South Side Office.
04/14: Dr. Obari Adeye Cartman is a father, son, brother, uncle, thinker, writer, therapist, photographer, and drummer. He is a Chicago native, where his cultural and educational foundations were firmly planted by several African-centered institutions and communities. He received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University and a Ph.D in clinical & community psychology from Georgia State University. He has worked as a therapist is a variety of settings ranging from a family center to a women’s prison. He has worked as a professor of psychology at Georgia State University and the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern University. Currently Dr. Cartman works as a trauma focused clinician and restorative justice coach with H.E.LP., LLC (Healing Empowering and Learning Professions) in Chicago Public Schools. He also conducts trainings for adults and workshops with youth about maintaining good mental health, critical analysis of hip-hop and media, racial and cultural identity, developing authentic manhood, and healthy relationships. Dr. Cartman’s new book is called “Lady’s Man: Conversations for Young Black Men about Relationships and Manhood.” It is a critical thinking guide that addresses historical trauma, hip hop, emotional intelligence, intimacy, communication, power, purpose and a variety of other topics.