Women’s Business Exchange (www.wbex.org)
Annual Dinner Networking Event
September 11, 2014
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Women’s University Club
Non-members early registration $95 Members early registration $85. Call Elaine at 206-696-1506 if you have any questions.
“Restoring our City, Restoring Connections, Restoring Ourselves”
Featuring Andrea Brenneke, Director of Restorative Justice for the City of Seattle
Restorative Justice. Restorative Practices. Communities can come together to repair harm, heal, and restore balance after painful conflict or crime occurs. During our annual evening gala and celebration, Andrea Brenneke will inspire us to be part of an emerging network embracing this transformative practice in Seattle/King County and beyond. Evolving with humanity, many Restorative Practices, such as Justice Circles, have deep roots in indigenous cultures and traditions. Finding revival today, they offer a positive alternative to punitive justice and result in safer, more equitable, empowered, and resilient communities. When people and relationships are violated, resolution is found in understanding and accountability versus blame and punishment. It is a process of healing and empowerment.
Join us on a powerful day of remembrance and WBE’s big night out, September 11, as we learn how to be involved in the Restorative Justice movement. We will explore how Restorative Practices and principles can help us deepen our own relationships and resiliency when faced with interpersonal conflicts or the most tragic of crimes.
Andrea brings to this work twenty years of experience as a civil rights and employment lawyer with MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle (1992-2013). Andrea’s education includes: Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1992; University of Washington, BA with Honors and Distinction in Political Science, cum laude, 1988. Andrea’s public service includes a long history of engagement and grassroots involvement in her community and she is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow (2000). She served on the Washington State Bar Association’s Board of Governors, the board and legal committee of Legal Voice (formerly the Northwest Women’s Law Center), and Chaired the King County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division. She served for many years as an Amicus Committee member of the Washington Employment Lawyers Association and has been a long time Eagle supporter of the Washington Association of Justice (formerly WSTLA). She is a former board member of the Compassionate Action Network, Intl (now Charter for Compassion, Int’l).