Dr. Ram Bhagat
Ram Bhagat is an international conflict resolution trainer, expert in culturally responsive circles, trauma healing and restorative justice practices. He is the manager of school culture and climate strategy for Richmond City Public Schools. Ram is the co-founder of Drums No Guns Foundation and the visionary behind the Richmond Youth Peace Project. As a former public-school teacher, he created an innovative curriculum using the arts to teach chemistry and anatomy.
Ram is currently developing a program called Massive Resilience: Transforming Historical Harms & Healing Racial Trauma, which integrates arts based, trauma sensitive, mindfulness centered, restorative practices in racially and economically segregated schools. He is and alumnus of the IofC USA Community Trustbuilding Fellowship (CTF).