Sidney Morgan M.A. was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Portland, Oregon April of 2000. Sidney has been working as a Restorative Justice Practitioner for 17 years. She first began her Restorative Justice journey with Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Department in Portland Or. In her time with Multnomah County, she worked in several positions that involved Restorative justice work. At the same time, she became certified in Conflict Mediation and has facilitated on-going mediations and Restorative Processes with families, neighborhoods corporate, and non-profit organizations.
Experiencing the school-to-prison pipeline, through her juvenile justice work, and seeing how Restorative Justice made a powerful impact with the families she served, Sidney began working for Portland Public Schools as District Restorative Justice Coordinator. Sidney trained, coached, and supported school staff throughout the district in building in Restorative Justice Practices and racial equity, as part of their school climate work. While in both public organizations, Sidney continued to build skill-set in facilitating DEI work.
Sidney Holds a M.A. in Transformational leadership and a degree in Biblical Theology that works as a foundation for her Restorative a DEI work. She believes that we all need a 'healing agent', the question to ponder is what might be your 'healing agent?'
Sidney has had her own consultancy since 2018 working with Organizations to support Race Equity and Restorative Justice Work for Organizations. Sidney believes that this work is a marathon, not a sprint, and if Organizations want to become Anti-racist organizations, the work will take more personal and professional efforts, to see change happen. The Late Rep. John Lewis said, “If not you then who, if not now then when?”