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Welcome to the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference!

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Tomas Ramirez

Restorative justice coordinator at Altenatives Inc.
Tomás Ramírez, M.S. is a Restorative Justice Coordinator for Alternatives Inc, and the Executive director of Semillas y Raices (seeds and roots), a non-for -profit organization focused on cultural preservation, community healing, and youth development. He is also the President of Infinite Conversations, a privately owned provider of consulting and training services that engages in gang outreach and intervention, as well as in the training of high schools administrators and staff, police officers and Juvenile Court Judges.  He is a youth Counselor, conflict transformation and reconciliation facilitator, as well as a cultural sensitivity training expert.  To this end, Mr. Ramírez develops goal oriented plans in conjunction with therapists, educators, parents and youth, and instructs on conflict transformation and emotional development and techniques.  Mr. Ramírez’ methodology emphasizes the utilization of indigenous, traditional, and contemporary mediation and intervention models.  In undertaking his work, Mr.
Tomás Ram√≠rez, M.S. is a Restorative Justice Coordinator for Alternatives Inc, and the Executive director of Semillas y Raices (seeds and roots), a non-for -profit organization¬†focused on cultural¬†preservation, community healing, and youth development. He is also the President of Infinite Conversations, a privately owned provider of consulting and training services that engages in gang outreach and intervention, as well as in the training of high schools administrators and staff, police officers and Juvenile Court Judges.¬† He is a youth Counselor, conflict¬†transformation¬†and reconciliation facilitator, as well as a¬†cultural sensitivity training expert.¬† To this end, Mr. Ram√≠rez develops goal oriented plans in conjunction with therapists, educators, parents and youth, and instructs on conflict¬†transformation and emotional development and techniques.¬† Mr. Ram√≠rez' methodology emphasizes the utilization of indigenous, traditional, and contemporary mediation and intervention models.¬† In undertaking his work, Mr. Ramirez regularly develops programs to address youths contemporary issues.¬†¬† He also conducts facilitated train-the-trainer workshops for: capacity-building NGOs;¬†crisis intervention specialists; youth-oriented emotional development programmers; cross-cultural communication facilitators; and outreach programmers and development staff.¬† He is a gifted speaker and regularly lecturers on critical pedagogy and popular education, Hip Hop pedagogy, gang culture and gang mediation.¬† He is of Chichimeca ancestry and is a member of various indigenous organizations in the Chicago area.¬† He serves as a minister for the Native American Church. Mr. Ram√≠rez' previously served as the Crime Prevention and Street Outreach Coordinator for the Evanston, Illinois, Police Department, and as a Popular Education Facilitator for the Universidad Popular. He's¬†currently a professor at the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies¬†Program at DePaul¬†University, where he is¬†also¬†Phd student at the college of education. Mr. Ram√≠rez holds a Master's of Science degree from the DePaul University School of Public Service and a Bachelor's Degree in Latin American Studies and Community Building from DePaul University