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Tue 22

March 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Leaning Into Conflict Revolution: What is It?

The National Association for Community Mediation

Do you see your work in community mediation as more than helping to facilitate the resolution of the conflict at hand?

Do you want to find out how your community mediation center might connect with the community on another level through the lens of conflict revolution?

If yes to either question, then you will want to join us as we explore Conflict Revolution: What Is It? on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00-8:15pm ET. Please register here.

Community mediation calls us to recognize that our work is to help those in conflict to revolutionize their energy and the impact of the conflict. This was the intent in 1964 and remains the intent now for those of us who call ourselves community mediators. And this frame is so essential when the conflict arises from the intersection of social and racial injustice, engaging diverse communities and co-creating peace.

Join us Tuesday March 22nd at 7 PM ET for a gathering to learn more about a new opportunity to fine tune your use of conflict revolution as well as the current research project to capture our story.

Joining us will be:

• Dr. Julie Shedd and Dr. Thomas Flores of George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution to discuss why the university is working with NAFCM to develop a certificate program that focus on Conflict Revolution.

• Joan Adele Sullivan and June Huang, two current students in the program to discuss their experience.

• PhD. candidate Teni-Ola Ogunjobi of Kennesaw State University’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding & Development to discuss her desire to focus her doctorate work on the impact of the 1964 Civil Rights Act from the frame of community responses to the opportunity to redefine justice.

This is an opportunity for community mediation center leaders to engage with each other and with our guests to talk about when we focus on the three general options to a conflict: flee, freeze or fight. We at NAFCM choose to lean in and look at changing the parameters, purpose and possibilities of the “fight”. The frame of conflict revolution allows all to experience a protracted clash anew. Please register here.