Restorative Justice for the ARVR Community

Siciliana Trevino
2 min readJan 15, 2018


Today, the ARVR Women community announced their plan for restorative justice in the industry, and they need you to raise your voice by stating your interest in participating and connecting with the cause.

Just as Martin Luther King had a dream of equality, so does ARVR women. Today especially, we are reminded of this noble mission, and aim to achieve it with the announcement of Restorative Justice for the ARVR community. We invite you to join us.

As women grapple with this time of reckoning for men in positions of power who have abused, harassed and harmed women, we see a lack of accountability and meaningful change in our industry.

From discrimination cases at Magic Leap to Upload VR and beyond, the new frontier that lauded itself for being inclusive and equitable for women, has failed to live up to its promise.

ARVR Women and Allies is taking action to begin the healing process and invite you to participate.

Division continues to mar the community, as superficial changes only band-aid the problem, while the silence breakers and their supporters are left to decide if they’re going to work in an industry where they are not heard.

While we attempt to re-focus on our purpose, work, school, family, and health, we’re triggered by the headlines everywhere we look… and some who are more unfortunate, are further demoralized by their own direct experiences.

Even with all our skills, connection, and unique perspectives, we found ourselves lacking the tools to resolve these conflicts, repair the damage, and move forward.

Until now.

Thanks to a few of our intrepid members, ARVR Women and Allies is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Julie Shackford-Bradley, Co-founder of the Restorative Justice Center at UC Berkeley to bring our community together and develop tools based on RJ practices, that can empower individuals and businesses to have an honest dialogue, with established standards, to address harms and needs in order to repair and restore relationships.

Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by others in the community. As perpetrators continue to cause harm, we provide a safe space and the tools to activate community healing.

We’re working hard to rebuild the ARVR industry that promised us an equitable, inclusive, and ethical environment, and welcome you to partake in this movement.

If you would like to learn more, participate or host a meetup, please fill out our in-take form, and we will get back to you shortly.

In community,

ARVR Women and Allies



Siciliana Trevino

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