Engaging Neighbors Webinar Series 

Join RPCP and partners for a 6 month webinar series to build knowledge, capacity, and resources to develop and facilitate your own community justice process that is centered around and with community residents who are most affected by injustice and incarceration. Beginning July 2019, each webinar will be 1 ½ hours and co-facilitated by Jhody Polk and various social justice champions across the U.S. The webinar series will include 1 free private coaching session with Jhody Polk and will give you access to partnerships and resources to identify, address, and transform injustice in your local communities!

Engaging Neighbors - 6 Month Webinar Series***
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The Webinar Series Includes:

  • The historical impact of a racialized justice system

  • What is Power? Identifying and challenging power systems

  • Data Justice; using data to leverage power and shape neighborhood identity

  • GIS mapping; using technology to leverage power and movement

  • Community Organizing 101

  • Engaging Neighbors- Follow up & Community update

Dates and Times:

Session 1: 7/26, 6:30-8pm EST

Session 2: 8/29, 6:30-8pm EST

Session 3: 9/26, 6:30-8pm EST

Session 4: 10/30, 6:30-8pm EST

Session 5: 11/21, 6:30-8pm EST

Session 6: 12/12, 6:30-8pm EST

***Limited Scholarships are available. To apply, please fill out an application.


 More about Community Justice:

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Justice for low income, marginalized, and disenfranchised neighborhoods (residents within these neighborhoods are often people of color, poor people, and indigenous) is often times only seen and referred through a “criminal” lens. This limits justice to only be achieved in courtrooms and prisons through punishment, or an act of revenge. Poor and disenfranchised community residents typically reside within neighborhoods that are often excluded from the larger community. They are often labeled as perpetrators and accepting of crime vs. victims. Data reaffirms stereotypes of who these community residents are, their needs, and what resources are sufficient to meet their needs. Conditions that exist within these neighborhoods are often pathways that lead to or perpetuate crime and incarceration. These community residents often do not see themselves as being a part of the “community” and experience injustice on a day to day basis. These injustices show up in education, employment, housing, and are reflected in the governing laws and policies that further remove them from participating in or contributing to the outcome of their quality of life.

RPCP’s Vision for Community Justice:

RPCP believes in communities that are based on justice, equality, mutuality and stewardship. RPCP envisions alliances where structural violence and inequities are addressed in a restorative process led by community residents to create sustainable development and peace.

Mission of the Engaging Neighbors Project:

The Engaging Neighbors Project is a community based-community led organizing tool used to support neighborhoods to identify, resist and repair injustice experienced by marginalized neighborhood residents and to empower residents with the capacity, tools, resources, and relationships to shift power dynamics that exist within their communities that perpetuate and cause injustice.

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