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Fania Davis      

Co-founder & Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

Fania Davis is a leading national voice on the intersection of racial and restorative justice. She is a long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, and writer and scholar with a PhD in indigenous knowledge.

Founding director of Restorative Justice of Oakland Youth, her numerous honors include the Ubuntu Award for Service to Humanity, the Dennis Maloney Award for Youth-Based Community and Restorative Justice, the Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) Award, the Ella Jo Baker Human Rights Award, the Bioneers Change Maker Award, and the EBONY Power 100 Community Crusaders Award.

She is a Woodrow Wilson fellow, and the Los Angeles Times named her a “New Civil Rights Leader of the 21st Century.” She resides in Oakland, California.

Speech Topics


Ending Mass Incarceration and the School to Prison Pipeline Through Restorative Justice

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