Restorative Justice for Sexual Harm: "Why I Fought for a Circle, Not a Courtroom"

Restorative Justice for Sexual Harm with Marlee Liss
Jan 26

A part of Consent Week.

Content Warning: Session contains discussions of sexual assault and sexual violence.

In 2019, Marlee's sexual assault case became the first in North America to conclude with restorative justice through the courts. She fought for a circle where the man who raped her went to therapy instead of a criminal trial, and eventually, they met in an 8-hour restorative circle. After sharing with the media, her inbox began filling with thousands of messages from survivors sharing their stories & why they wish they'd known about restorative justice. Marlee Liss takes a vulnerable and educational approach to talking about this alternative to the punitive system. The focus throughout the program is to inspire folks to create a vision of justice that is synonymous with healing through informative storytelling. In an environment rooted in hope and empowerment, listeners learn about this justice pathway that breaks harm cycles and ignites healing cycles.

*** Students can add this to their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an increased understanding of sexualized and gender-based violence from an intersectional perspective.
  2. Learn more about how the pursuit of justice can better center the needs and experiences of individuals and communities that were harmed.
  3. Increased empathy for survivors of sexualized and gender-based violence.
  4. Know two or more resources in the college and in the community available to those who have experienced sexualized and gender-based violence, including those supporting survivors.

Zoom details will be shared upon registration.

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This event is hosted by the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office in collaboration with Humber College. 

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