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Transforming Our Inner Conflict

 

Milagros PhillipsWhether we are aware of it or not we live in a racial world, which proposes equality, but is firmly set on hierarchy, inequality, and separation.  patterns of racial dysfunction have been handed down from generation to generation.  How do we transform these patterns and begin to live the connection that is part of our natural human existence?

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Conflict and Miscommunication Across Cultures – Practical Skills for Creating Better Understanding and Better Relationships

Nina MeierdingNina has worked with many cultures in her decades of mediation work. She will share concepts such as the different ways of looking at fairness, how cultures respond to conflict and why they have dissimilar desires as to their goals and outcomes, how people express the same emotion in a variety of ways, and why it is a common mistake to “pretend to be in someone else’s shoes”.  This very practical 30 minutes will help you understand some of the diversity across cultures that can create problems and explore positive steps in working through the conflict.

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Refusing to be Enemies: The Zeitouna Story

Huda Karaman Rosen Laurie White Wadad Abedzena Zumeta

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zeitouna is Arabic for “olive tree” or “olive”.  In the sumer of 2002, a unique sisterhood was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, comprised of six Arab and six Jewish women.  Naming themselves Zeitouna, they unknowingly embarked on a life-changing journey, both personal and socio-political.  Committing to learn to hear each voice in the group has permanently joined them across the divide of their ancestral communities.  Zeitouna’s mission is to embody and promote the peaceful and just coexistence of the Arab and Jewish peoples through connection, trust, empathy, and actions focused on supporting a sustainable future for Palestine and Israel.

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Managing Conflicts Among People of Different Cultures

 

CraigRundeConflict is inevitable in life. Our responses to it are affected by both our human nature and our cultural backgrounds. Cultural differences can be the cause of conflict and can complicate our efforts to resolve it. In this program, we will explore ways of addressing conflicts involving people from different cultures.

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Coexistence and Conflict

Managing inter-communal conflict and violence is critical to national and international security in today’s world. As societies are becoming more diverse, many more countries are facing ethnic, religious, cultural and social conflicts. The globalization of such conflicts is also increasing. Mari Fitzduff, the Program Director of the Coexistence and Conflict program at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University is our guest expert.

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

 


Please join us for our Diversity, Race and Conflict Series to hear Jonathan Haidt, author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, and of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.

The Diversity, Race and Conflict show series for June is brought to you in partnership with the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) in Maryland, and with great appreciation to Lou Gieszl and Cheryl Jamison for their dedication and passion to this topic.

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“The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement and Neuroscience.”

Creativity, culture and collaboration are themes that run through Michelle LeBaron’s work. She is an internationally renowned scholar/practitioner, currently serving as a professor of law and Director of Dispute Resolution at the University of British Columbia. Previously, she was a tenured professor of conflict analysis and resolution and women’s studies at George Mason University in Virginia after practicing law and psychotherapy.

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Building Peace Through Religion


Often times religion has been cited as a cause of violence. More and more scholars are exploring religion’s potential for peace. In her new book, Civil Society in Malerkotla, Punjab: Fostering Resilience through Religion, Bhangoo looks at a diverse religious community in Northern Punjab that became legendary for it’s commitment to peace under the threat of violence.

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Who Is The Big Bad Wolf and Why Are We Afraid Of Him/Her? How race relations create, nurture and perpetuate the existence of this fictional character in our daily experience.

 

This  broadcast will feature a lively discussion of tough issues related to race and conflict. The presenters will posit that much of today’s race-based conflicts are rooted in fear. Thus, addressing racism and transforming conflict may depend on creating opportunities for positive interactions across racial lines, with an emphasis on recognition, acknowledgement and understanding. Mr. Johnson will illustrate this view with examples from his extensive experience as a mediator and his lifelong advocacy for diversity and equity in professional and community settings.

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Race, Diversity and Conflict: A Conversation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Diversity, Race and Conflict show series for June is brought to you in partnership with the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) in Maryland, and with great appreciation to Lou Gieszl and Cheryl Jamison for their dedication and passion to this topic.

During the month of June, we have looked at some tough issues related to diversity. We started the month looking at the fear embedded in racism. Next, we moved to the political arena and discussed why good people are divided. On June 19, there was a discussion of the meaning and importance of Juneteenth. Now, it is time to hear from you. We will be taking your calls as we have a conversation with Cheryl Jamison and Lou Gieszl about race, conflict, reconciliation and the roles we can all play in promoting and celebrating diversity. Listen to their past show Race and Conflict in American Society

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