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From Resolutions Northwest’s website:

Resolutions is hosting a free virtual Youth Interrupting Hate Training. Throughout this training you will:

  • Collaborate and build community with youth seeking to make change in their community
  • Learn skills for de-escalation and interrupting hate in physical and virtual spaces
  • Ensure equity and identity are centered in choice points
  • Build confidence in your strengths for addressing hate
  • Grow awareness of your activation/trigger points


Registration Details:

Space is limited. Register here.

  • Trainers: Stephen Fowler & Maria Scanelli
  • Date and time: This two day training will be held on December 16 & 17 from 12-4pm
  • This is a remote training via Zoom. You can see some introductory videos on working with Zoom here. Ways you could participate:
    • Computer with camera and good internet access
    • Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply)
    • Or you can join via phone only


Event organizers:

Maria Scanelli| Maria’s passion for ending cycles of harm began as a young child. She saw how individuals, families, communities and systems repeat unlearned and unhealed lessons, which leads to cycles of harm. Life led her to Restorative Justice (RJ) and the philosophy has become a way of life more than a job. Maria has been a volunteer for the Dept. of Corrections and the Oregon Youth Authority since 2008 as a Restorative Justice Group Facilitator and as a Dialogue Facilitator for serious and violent harms. She completed her MS in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University in 2008 and joined Resolutions Northwest in 2011. She has taught college and high school classes in RJ and has been a trainer, dialogue and circle facilitator for youth, families, adults and organizations for over 12 years. She most appreciates the constant learning, unlearning and relationship building that is essential to dismantling the sticky webs of oppression. “You can’t be neutral on a moving train.” Howard Zinn

Stephen Fowler| Stephen Fowler is an activist, justice advocate, community educator, and performing artist from Portland Oregon. Convicted as a teenager, sentenced to 7.5 years in the Oregon Youth Authority, Stephen used his time to educate and expand his understanding of self-worth, potential, and purpose using art forms. Stephen is now committed to educating organizations, school districts, community members, teachers, parents, and students about the radical practice of restorative justice for collective liberation. Stephen is a Consultant, Mediator, co-founder of Verbal Escape, an employee of Resolutions Northwest, Race Talks Facilitator, and resource council member for Morpheus Youth Projects.

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