I enjoy sitting in circle in the classroom and in the community. Since being trained by the Community Justice for Youth Institute, I have organized circles with schools as well as non-profits. I am most interested in working with the formerly incarcerated to become skilled circle keepers, and believe the process offers everyone the opportunity to become an active leader in a global peace movement.
Areas of Interest and Service
Ryan is a Circle keeper, writer, organizer, and community justice planner.
Ryan is deeply committed to building a culture of peace in Chicago. He has expressed this commitment through: the facilitation of restorative justice peacemaking circles, community organizing around alternatives to incarceration, anti-violence research at Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research, guest editing a special edition of AREA magazine dedicated to community justice, and his service on the Board of Directors for the Community Justice for Youth Institute.