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Restorative Justice Advocate Amber Harris Takes the Stage at WUMUNS

When it comes to Model United Nations Conferences, many envision large, bustling general assembly committees with dozens of delegates. However, the Washington University Model United Nations Society (WUMUNS) takes a unique approach by focusing on smaller crisis committees. Their philosophy? To encourage structured, productive debates that challenge delegates to think under pressure, refine their strategies, and consolidate their positions. This approach allows for more meaningful interactions with chairs, directors, and fellow delegates, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned and novice participants.


At WUMUNS, they take pride in setting the regional standard for innovative and rule-breaking Model United Nations Conferences. Their meticulous attention to detail is evident in how they custom-design each committee's procedural structure, ensuring that debates are anything but monotonous. But what truly sets WUMUNS apart is its commitment to bringing in speakers who are making a significant impact in the world. This year, they welcome our very own, Amber South Harris, a remarkable individual whose journey is centered around restorative justice.


RJM Co-Founder Amber Harris
RJM Co-Founder Amber Harris

Amber Harris, who works tirelessly to serve the St. Louis community, has dedicated her life to the pursuit of restorative justice. Her story is one of resilience and transformation, having been cultivated in an environment rife with racism and familial trauma. In the face of these challenges, she emerged as a passionate advocate for transformative justice, public safety education, and mental health awareness. As co-founder of the Restorative Justice Movement (RJM), a beacon of hope and change in the St. Louis community. As an unwavering advocate, educator, and resource provider, Amber South Harris has played a pivotal role in promoting restorative justice principles and practices.


At WUMUNS, Amber will share her insights, experiences, and expertise in the field of restorative justice. Answering the questions often asked and clarifying the answers to the question, "What is Restorative Justice and Why is it so important?". The speaking engagement promises to be an inspiring and enlightening experience, offering conference attendees a unique opportunity to learn from fellow changemakers. Amber's presence at WUMUNS not only aligns with the conference's commitment to innovation and impactful debate but also exemplifies the power of individuals who dedicate their lives to making the world a better place. Her work in restorative justice serves as a testament to the positive change that can be achieved when one person is driven by a deep passion for justice and healing.


In a world where dialogue and understanding are more important than ever, Amber's contributions to the field of restorative justice offer hope and inspiration. Her journey from adversity to advocacy is a reminder that, even in the face of daunting challenges, individuals can be catalysts for transformative change. As we eagerly anticipate her speaking engagement at WUMUNS, we celebrate Amber South Harris's dedication to restorative justice and her unwavering commitment to creating a more just and compassionate society. Her story is one that reminds us of the power of resilience, empathy, and the pursuit of a better future for all. To schedule Amber Harris for workshops and future speaking engagements please send all inquiries to contact@rjmstl.org or aharris@rjmstl.org.

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