This article is part two in a four-part series examining the mechanics in building successful community mediation. Is the process perceived as fair, and does mediation have the potential to achieve justice for the community?
The Community Mediation Process: Part One - Planning, Preparation and Design, Process, Evaluation and Monitoring. Community conflict is a fact of life. This year has created new and critical challenges that fuel social and cultural unrest. Many communities are turning to mediation as a way to achieve understanding, resolve conflict and create a better future... Continue Reading →
The tale of deserving businesses being denied CARES loans has, and is, being repeated for many of U.S. small businesses who are the backbone of our economy. These are the small businesses who struggle every day to produce and employ members of our communities, but are unable to access the same support as major players. Things are not going back to normal. If normal is a divided nation with racial and economic inequality – we should not want to return to the old normal. We should instead, embrace the opportunity to be better. But how can one person change a hurting globe?
Jeff Sachs – “Lessons in Peace Making” seems an appropriate tribute to this Presidents Day. It was the Cuban Missile Crises of 1962. The key take away from this great read is that when the majority of decision makers felt that proliferation had reached a point of no return and that peace could not be achieved, President John F Kennedy’s vision was different.