What’s going on.

Folks, here are some upcoming and recent happenings at the New York Peace Institute:

HERE ARE OUR CURRENT UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us at our free events and inservices. Please see the reservation information below each event description.

“THE INTERRUPTERS” FILM SCREENING
Presented by New York Peace Institute and the CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 pm
John Jay College, 899 10th Avenue (at 59th Street), Room 630
This event is free and open to the public!
To Read about the film and RSVP for the event click here.

UN FRAMEWORK FOR PREVENTIVE ACTION
With Gay Rosenblum-Kumar
February 16, 2012
6pm-8pm  Brooklyn Mediation Center 

About Gay Rosenblum-Kumar
Ms. Gay Rosenblum-Kumar has worked with the United Nations for twenty years and currently heads the Secretariat of the interagency UN Framework for Preventive Action, an informal mechanism assisting UN agencies, departments and Country Teams to work with national stakeholders in building local capacities to prevent and mitigate destructive conflict. Gay will be sharing information about their initiatives focusing on: enhancing conflict transformation and peacebuilding understanding and skills; training facilitators and mediators; strengthening institutions for dialogue and consensus-building; and promoting conflict-sensitive development policy and practice. The Framework Team also facilitates the UN Conflict Prevention Community of Practice to support and professionalize the practice of conflict transformation within the UN. Through her work with the Team, Gay has been actively engaged in developing sustainable conflict transformation programmes around the world and catalyzing system-wide strengthening of conflict-sensitive practice, programming and policy.  Click here to RSVP

FILM SCREENING OF 12 ANGRY MEN
Presented by the New York Peace Institute and Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society Film Series
Wednesday February 22nd at 6:30 pm
Cardozo Law School
55 Fifth Avenue
RSVP by February 15 to rfischer@nypeace.org

Please join us for the launch event of the New York Peace Institute and the Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society Film Series, with a screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell on Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm, Cardozo Law School, 55 5th Ave, Room 407.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the extraordinary story of a small band of Liberian women who came together in the midst of a bloody civil war, took on the violent warlords and corrupt Charles Taylor regime, and won a long-awaited peace for their shattered country in 2003.  The film features the inspiring and courageous work of Leymah Gbowee and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf whose efforts were most recently honored by the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.  Directed by Abigail E. Disney and Gini Reticker, the film has garnered much critical acclaim and has recently been featured in the ground breaking PBS series Women, War and Peace.

The film will be preceded by light refreshments and followed by thoughtful dialogue.  Due to limited available seating, please RSVP to rfischer@nypeace.org by November 28th.  We look forward to seeing you there.

At our fabulous launch soiree on October 6th, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes received the New York Peace Prize and  CeaseFire’s Violence Interrupter Ameena Matthews (featured in the extraordinary documentary The Interrupters) was awarded the Get In The Middle Medal.  

A Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, and a Sikh walked into the New York Peace Institute.  On August 19, we held a panel of community leaders representing different religious traditions, in cooperation with Prepare New York.  Mediators gleaned valuable and fascinating information about different traditions, and gained some great tips for mediating across cultures.

New York Peace Institute launches!  After 30 years as a program of Safe Horizon, we are now an independent, non-profit organization committed to building peace in New York City and beyond.  We are excited about continuing to be a vital peacebuilding resource for New Yorkers, while expanding into exciting new directions.

Board member honored.  Congratulations to our board member Alan E. Gross for receiving the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Achievement Award.

Mediators Beyond Borders welcomed to New York City. On Friday, July 8, we hosted an evening with Mediators Beyond Borders (www.mediatorsbeyondborders.org), bringing board members of the international organization together with the New York City peacebuilding community.

SO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CONFLICT RESPONSE PROFESSIONAL?

To become a mediator or learn advanced mediation skills, attend our intensive trainings.  For applications, fee information, and other details, e-mail us at info@nypeace.org.  Here are our upcoming intensive trainings:

For more information and to register for individual trainings click here to visit our training page www.nypeace.org/trainings/

DIVORCE MEDIATION TRAINING
With Robert Collins, Esq.
February 10-12, 2012

WINTER BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
February 29 – March 4, 2012
(Apprenticeship begins March 26, 2012)

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS & MEDIATION TRAINING
With Alex Yaroslavsky
Sunday March 24, 2012

SPRING BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
April 18 – April 22, 2012
(Apprenticeship begins June 18, 2012)

ALSO COMING IN 2012…

GRAPHIC FACILITATION TRAINING
with Nora Herting and Heather Willems of Image Think

IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP
with Johnathan Goldberg of CherubImprov
Stay tuned for dates and reservation information.

NEW YORK PEACE NEWS

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