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A Note to the SI Community from Matt Meyer

Dear Ohio Summer Institute, Thank you for the amazing worship services, community singing, conversations about whiteness in a time of Black Lives Matter, stories about your organizing, trivia, pub nights, dancing dessert delivery, letting me win at pool and score a point in Ultimate, strategizing about environmental justice movement-building, concerts, choir magic, remembering the farmworker’s clap when I forgot, pieing me in the face for a cause, happy hour, ice cream twice a day, silly games, and smiling children with painted faces. Yours, with Love, […]

Introduction to Restorative Justice

  Restorative Justice: many of you have heard of it, some have experienced it, and likely some have never heard of it. Restorative Justice is a model for handling breaches in community, times when covenant has been broken or is perceived to have been broken, conflict between parties, and rule infractions. It is an approach that seeks to engage those affected in conversation with each other with the assistance of trained facilitators, with the goal of restoring and maintaining community, and extending care and compassion […]

A Holiday Gift Idea from the SI Planning Committee

This holiday, would you like to give a gift that helps create memories for a lifetime? Still searching for the perfect gift for someone who loves SI as much as you do? How about giving a gift in their name to the scholarship fund? It’s really easy! Go here and make your donation: https://omdsi.org/scholarships/scholarships/ Send your name and the name of the person in whose honor you made the donation to me at ginaphillips224@att.net or via a Facebook private message. In return, I’ll send you […]

Welcome to the Summer Institute Blog

Summer Institute is going viral! Or, at least, the Summer Institute Planning Committee is starting a blog.  We hope to use the space to make periodic announcements, start conversations, and keep the community updated on, well, the community, as well as provide news, information, and conversation starters about SI. If you are already following us on Twitter or Facebook, you don’t need to do anything differently, new blog posts will show up there in the same way you’re used to seeing announcements. They’ll also be […]