Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown…
Barb Sherrod is Restorative Practices Program Director for Restorative Response Baltimore and a Doctoral Student in Urban Educational Leadership at Morgan State University. She joins Dr. Brown to talk about restorative justice and her work for it, structural racism, reforming criminal justice systems, and more!
Barb is a Baltimore native and proud mother of two. She is a lifelong student of restorative justice and abolition centering the lives and experiences of Black girls, Black women and femmes. Through experiential and learning circles, Barb educates school communities on the use of restorative justice for building relationships and navigating conflict with an anti-oppressive lens. Her website, MillennialMochaMoms provides space for Black millennial mothers to share their maternal experiences and build community. Her writing is featured in the first restorative justice anthology centering practitioners of color, “Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing our Realities” and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. Barb is currently a doctoral student at Morgan State University studying Urban Educational Leadership, her research focuses on the circle-keeping practices of Black women RJ practitioners and implementing RJ at home for Black caregivers.