Michelle Day

2020 Chicago Peace Fellow
Director, Nehemiah Trinity Rising

A minister, attorney, and certified mediator with years of experience in conflict transformation, Michelle Day is dedicated to the healing of the community. She leads Nehemiah Trinity Rising, which educates and trains restorative justice practices and provides implementation strategies for restorative practices in all community settings. Through the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, Ms. Day is assisting in developing trauma-informed communities and congregations. She participates in the End Money Bail Coalition and is a member of the governor-appointed Task Force on Children of Incarcerated Parents. She serves as the Resource Section member of the Community Restorative Justice HUBS leadership circle, which provides guidance to RJ Hubs and assisted in the formation of the Community Restorative Justice Court. She is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary, DePaul College of Law and Indiana University.