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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast -Dealing with Differences
    than ever before and the challenges of the 21st Century whether they pertain to the environment the economy or our security will require multilateral solutions It is critical therefore to provide the next generations with the skills they need to collaboratively address these challenges Over the last ten years Soliya an international non profit organization and implementing partner of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations has been fostering understanding among diverse societies through intercultural dialogue and ODR Soliya s flagship program the Connect Program brings students in the Middle East North Africa Asia Europe and the United States on an online platform to discuss a number of issues and foster better understanding and long lasting relationships across divides The online Facilitation Training and Practicum provides trainees with conflict resolution and facilitation skills applicable in a variety of professional settings and the opportunity to practice them with real groups For the past couple of years Soliya has been partnering with the MIT Neuroscience Saxe Lab to scientifically measure the impact of its programs The findings of the latest research round have been really impressive especially in relation to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings This presentation will discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by online intercultural exchange and training in the current higher education and ADR landscape The presenter will talk about Soliya s programs and highlight partnership training and engagement opportunities for attendants Participants will be ultimately involved in a small group exercise that is normally held online as part of the Connect Program Claudia Maffettone is the Outreach and Recruitment Officer at Soliya leading outreach efforts for the creation of new partnerships with education institutions universities NGOs and CSOs in the MENA Region Asia Europe and North America Claudia is a mediator and facilitator and has trained at Soliya the

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-834876 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Compassionate Communication
    the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast NOTE This breakfast will take place on January 9th the second Thursday of the month Compassionate Communication Michael Murphy This program will introduce participants to the practice of Compassionate Communication Compassionate Communication combines being grounded in mindfulness with the language of Nonviolent Communication NVC and the dynamic community building of the Alternatives to Violence Project AVP Compassionate Communication applies mindfulness and the language of the heart to strengthen our core connection with ourselves and with others In this highly interactive seminar we will discover how to build Beloved Community and transform conflict through empathically recovering our common ground We can invite the expression of Transforming Presence in a safe and accepting space that is challenging playful and spiritually enlightening Our work is inspired by the Zulu term Ubuntu evoked by Nelson Mandela which literally means our shared humanity or human nature In Kenya the term Ubuntu is identified with the African proverb I Am Because We Are We Are Because I Am Michael Murphy is

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-809408 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
    When Wed December 11 2013 6 30 PM 9 00 PM Location TriBeCa NYC Registration Active Member Free Registration is closed Come celebrate the holidays meet the directors and other ACR GNY members The event is only for and in appreciation of our members non members are welcome to join us by signing up for membership at ACR GNY http www acrgny org membership application Please register now as our

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-787135 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Urban Peacemaking: The Red Hook Community Justice Experience in Brooklyn
    Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast Urban Peacemaking The Red Hook Community Justice Experience in Brooklyn Coleta Walker Peacemaking is a traditional Native American approach to justice that focuses on healing and restoration rather than punishment Although peacemaking varies across Native American tribes it generally brings together the disputants along with family members friends and other members of the community to speak about how the event crime or crisis affected each person The goal of peacemaking is not only to resolve the immediate dispute but also to heal the relationships among those involved and restore balance to the community The Center for Court Innovation peacemaking program is being piloted at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn New York Conceived by the Center s Tribal Justice Exchange the peacemaking program uses traditional Native American practices to resolve disputes that originate in either the justice system in the form of a court case or in the community Peacemaking sessions which are facilitated by trained peacemakers from the community are designed to enable those affected by the dispute to talk it out and reach a consensus agreement for restitution and repair In court referred cases the agreement is put on the record in court Depending on the unique circumstances of each case one or more peacemaking sessions may be required to reach a consensus agreement This session will discuss in detail the program and its operations Coleta Walker is the peacemaking program coordinator at the Red Hook Community Justice Center In this capacity Ms Walker assists with implementation of the peacemaking program and helps oversee its day to day operations Before joining the Center Ms Walker was an art therapist for five years at

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-795034 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Envisioning Alternatives through Peacebuilding and the Arts
    630 NYC Registered 83 registrants Registration Public Free The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast Envisioning Alternatives through Peacebuilding and the Arts Montreal based artists Khadija Baker and Mona Sharma of Kurdish Syrian and South Asian descent respectively will speak on their artistic process and work that raises issues about current conflicts displacement and memories of marginalized voices The artists collaborated with curator Jill Strauss Adjunct Assistant Professor John Jay Dispute Resolution Program on the exhibition CounterMemories the Challenge of Restorative Justice Practice to create a space in which artists who use story telling as a basis for their work could make a case for their role within a restorative practices framework Baker has created an installation and performance dealing with the ongoing Syrian civil war For her series of projected digital drawings Sharma uses narrative to examine various historical and cultural contexts where the definition of justice has been stretched to interesting lengths In unique ways these two artists and friends

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-769515 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - ACR-GNY Conference Planning Committee Meeting
    Floor NY NY 10013 Registration Attending Free Registration is closed Dear Friends and Members The next ACR GNY Annual Conference is being held on Thursday June 19 2014 at the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law In addition to asking you to save the date I am writing to invite you to join me and Eric Goldman in planning next year s conference The first meeting of the Conference Committee will be Monday October 21st at 5 30 p m At this meeting we will discuss what we d like to see at the next conference identify all that needs to be accomplished to make it successful and generate a timeline for the months leading up to the conference Many aspects of the conference can be hard work and plenty will be expected of those who volunteer to help out Nevertheless this is an oppportunity to collaborate on and create our biggest event of the year Active volunteers will be entitled to attend the conference for free but perhaps the bigger payoff is being a part of the team that creates this event for our community We hope you can make it to our first meeting If you re interested

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-761902 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Loosening Our Attachment to Possessions
    Breakfast Loosening our Attachment to Possessions The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them Albert Einstein Harvey Newman This presentation will begin with a meditation and lead to a discussion about the difficulties we all face in loosening our connection to possessions Drawing from his mentor s meditation work Harvey Newman will open this program with a short OPELI meditation Following that he ll conduct a participatory thought experiment and then open up the discussion about the role of possessions in resolving conflict Newman will stress the importance of experiencing our own attachments to possessions as we address conflicts in ourselves and in others He ll also teach us the value of meditation in mediation and related processes Harvey Newman a long time meditator and regular attendee of the monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfasts is a retired ordained Interfaith minister and chairman emeritus of A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy Harvey retired in 2004 after 21 years in marketing research He has had varied interests and careers including teaching learning disabled children accounting street performing studying and facilitating consciousness training and telephone interviewing Harvey is founder and

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-759202 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Collaborative Agreements in Police-Community Conflicts
    COMMUNITY CONFLICTS Professor Candace McCoy In Cincinnati in 2001 minority youth rioted after the police shot an unarmed black man the sixteenth such shooting in a 5 year period The Black United Front a coalition of activist groups demanded justice from city government and a group of attorneys representing the families of the deceased consiloidated their cases for hearing before a federal court In finding that Cincinnati Police Department actions constituted an unlawful custom policy and practice the Court ordered monetary compensation but also embraced an innovative process of police neighborhood interaction aimed at achieving shared agreement about police reform The result supported by the Police Union the Black United Front the litigants and citizens all over the city was a Collaborative Agreement that set out a detailed agenda for reform Dr McCoy will discuss the characteristics of the facilitative process leading to the Agreement and will present results of her recent research about how sustainable the police reforms were The Cincinnati collaborative process has been cited as a model for other cities to consider most recently in the New York City stop and frisk case FLOYD V CITY OF NEW YORK CANDACE MCCOY is a professor on the faculty of CUNY s Graduate Center and is affiliated with the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay College She specializes in the study of criminal justice policies A criminal justice generalist she has published on such topics as sentencing plea bargaining jury decision making police practices and drug courts She has also taught in the field of criminal justice ethics Recent publications include reviews and commentary about drug courts and the chapter on Prosecution in the Oxford Handbook of Criminal Justice 2011 With Jerome Skolnick and Malcolm Feeley she co edited the textbook Criminal Justice Cases and Materials 6th ed

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-743910 (2016-02-12)
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