Eighth Annual Diversity Summit

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Working together to promote multicultural understanding in the 21st Century
  

Act 48 and HRCI / SHRM Credits 


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BIOGRAPHY 


CHARITO CALVACHI-MATEYKO
J.D./M.A.C.T. - Principal
Delaware Transformative Justice, LLC
charitocw@aol.com


Charito Calvachi-Mateyko is the founding member of the Latino Initiative on Restorative Justice, Inc. (LIRJ), a 501(c)(3) organization based in Lewes, Delaware. She is the principal of Delaware Transformative Justice, LLC, and is Co-Chair of the Delaware Hispanic Commission and the Coordinator of the Delaware Civil Rights Coalition. She is the 2016 recipient of the Restorative Justice Life Achievement Award from the Center for Community Peacemaking in Lancaster, PA.

Her work consist in bringing together local community members to establish Restorative Justice practices, especially in places where there are deep cultural divides in our society. Charito illustrates her passion for social justice, by cultivating connections between different groups of people through conferences, training sessions, healing retreats and radio. She has been awarded grants to develop the Healing Communities for Racial Justice and Healing Each Other Projects by the Speer Trust Grant from the Presbyterian Church, and from the Arsht-Cannon Fund to apply Peacemaking Circles for ELL students at Cape Henlopen High School, and his publications range from topics in Circles and trauma healing and resilience to the strategic use of the media in peacebuilding.

Calvachi-Mateyko received a B.A. in political sciences and a doctorate degree in law (Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador). She also obtained a master in conflict transformation (Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia). She has been a keynote speaker for Restorative Justice events in more than 10 countries, hired by the UN and the USAID to train Central American young leaders, family judges, judicial operators and social workers on Restorative Justice. She was also hired by COMJIB to write a Manual on Restorative Justice to train judges in Central America and the Dominican Republic.