SCRJI Director to Speak on Restorative Justice at TEDxTufts 2021

Mar 30, 2021

SCRJI’s executive director Aparna Polavarapu has been chosen by TEDxTufts to be part of the exciting lineup of speakers presenting at this year’s event. The three-day conference is an independently organized TED event put on each year by students at Tufts University, and will take place virtually on April 9-11, 2021. Aparna will be talking about conceptions of restorative justice in a talk entitled “Leaving Punishment Behind: Embracing New Ideas of Justice.” The Modjeska Monteith Simkins House in Columbia, SC serves as the backdrop for this talk. We would like to thank Historic Columbia for making filming possible and for upholding the legacy and mission of Modejska Monteith Simkins through their educational and preservational work.

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