Bringing NYC’s dispute resolution community together after the Newtown tragedy.


We at New York Peace Institute are so proud to co-sponsor this event with a whole bunch of our NYC peacebuilding brothers and sisters. It will be held on Superbowl Sunday, but you’ll get home before anyone starts throwing around a lemon-shaped ball.  But be sure to DVR the Puppy Bowl.

Bringing the New York City dispute resolution community together in the aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy:  An Open Space forum

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, February 3, 2013, 10:00 pm – 1:30pm

Sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, co-sponsored by the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College, New York Peace Institute, Community Mediation Services, Institute of Mediation & Conflict Resolution, New York Center for Interpersonal Development & facilitator Scott Gassman of IdeaJuice

As a response to the Newtown school tragedy and the deep expressions of concern voiced by the NYC dispute resolution community, we have joined together to co-sponsor an Open Space forum to discuss the aspects of the tragedy that you, each of us, wants to talk about: the children, families, educators, the Newtown community, schools, gun concerns, violence, citizen responsibility, household accountability, justice, police, prevention, protection, laws, policies, and a way forward for our nation to imagine and work on safer futures for our children.

Please join us to listen, discuss, reflect and learn from each other.

Open Space is a meeting format to discuss topics that matter to attendees. The agenda is minimal. Time spent is driven by what individuals self-select to discuss in four rounds of small group discussions. Facilitator Scott Gassman is a mediator, facilitator and trainer who, through his company IdeaJuice, consults with corporate and non-profit clients. He teaches in the Change Management Graduate program at Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy.

The event is free, however registration is limited and required in advance. The exact location will be provided upon registration. If you would like to attend, please register online by clicking here by January 25, 2013.


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