Taharka Anderson
Restorative Justice Coordinator


  • African American students
  • Behavior
  • Civil rights
  • Peer relationships
  • Safety and violence
  • Urban education

Taharka Anderson is a restorative justice coordinator at the California Conference for Equality and Justice. In this position, he works with students, teachers, and school leaders to shift away from punitive and exclusionary forms of discipline and build school cultures that center relationships and restorative accountability in the midst of healing from harms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in Africana studies from California State University, Long Beach, and by the end of this spring he will obtain a master’s degree in the social and cultural analysis of education from the same institution. His scholarly interests focus on the ways in which socio-political issues impact urban education, with a particular examination of how schools have historically served as sites of surveillance, criminalization, and punishment for black children.