Sidney Morgan, M.A. is a nationally recognized facilitator, mediator, speaker, and consultant specializing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work, Restorative Justice practices, and Conflict Transformation. She has over 18 years’ experience as a Restorative Justice Practitioner and certified Conflict Mediation Facilitator. She has worked extensively with public and voluntary sector corporations, including educational institutions and nationally known nonprofits, implementing Community Accountability Processes that have transformed their organizations.
Sidney began her Restorative Justice & DEI journey with the Juvenile Justice Department in Portland, Oregon. Experiencing the school-to-prison pipeline through her juvenile justice work there, she was able to see the powerful impact that Restorative Justice had on the youth and families she served, which led her to become a K-12 District Restorative Justice Coordinator within the public school system. In this position Sidney was able to train, coach, facilitate, and support school staff throughout the district in racial equity, DEI, and Restorative Justice practices. In 2018, she began her own consultancy working with organizations across the country. Sidney’s approach to DEI work comes from a quote by the late James Baldwin, “If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you can’t see”, meaning, together we must take the opportunity to examine our quality of consciousness.
Sidney holds a M.A. in Transformational Leadership and Restorative Justice from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. She also has a degree in Biblical Theology from Trinity Bible College and Seminary in Indiana. Sidney’s love of learning has grounded her in the belief that DEI work and Restorative Justice practices offer an opportunity to answer a question she asks all of her clients, “What are the possibilities that can come from this process – what is possible from here?”
Sidney lives in the Northwest with her family. She enjoys vegan cooking, running, martial arts, and time at the Pacific Northwest Coast.