RJWorld eConference, August 22 – 31, 2020: David Milgaard & Wayne Northey

August 2, 2020
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RJ World 2020 is a 10-day online showcase of more than 100 inspiring presenters from around the world – facilitators / practitioners / teachers / researchers / artists – who are passionate about sharing insights and ideas in the realm of restorative justice and restorative practices in all sectors.


WN: David Milgaard recruited me to co-present with him at this online Conference. (David spent 23 years in prison in Canada for a murder he did not commit.)

The Conference is an event for workers, volunteers, and those interested anywhere in the Restorative/Transformative Justice/Justice fields. It draws presenters from all over the world.

For general information please click on: RJWorld eConference

NOTE: David and I will be available on Zoom to discuss the presentation, Tuesday August 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Vancouver (PDT) time. But you must register for the Conference.

The video to be presented at the Conference may be shown now, but one must sign up for the Conference by August 22, 2020, at $50USD/person, to view our webpage. Now for the video, done over Zoom (David in Cochrane Alberta, I in Agassiz BC).:

Please also see below a brief video to be part of a collage of farewells from presenters at the eConference. It will be shown August 31, 2020.

That little novel mediation program (Victim Offender Reconciliation Project–VORP–was first dubbed a “Project” due to its initial experimental nature) in response to crime mentioned–begun in Kitchener 1975, of which I became second Director in 1977–significantly helped put Restorative Justice on the World Map! It’s been a personal great journey ever since!

Finally: below is the 19-minute video of all 11 farewells. Very powerful!


Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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