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Conflict Chat ….Our Nation Divided and a Path to Reconciliation

 

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Got Conflict? If you have a conflict with someone and are not sure how to handle it, then let us know. Here is your opportunity to ask your question with Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation.

Think about it. Are you currently engaged in an active conflict with your co-workers or boss? Ignoring your neighbor because of a conversation you don’t want to have? In a disagreement with your spouse? Or simply afraid to bring up a concern with a friend in fear of stirring up problems.

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

Compassion vs Pledges (002)

Moral Foundations from Jonathan Haidt

1) A focus on our ability to feel (and dislike) the pain of others. It underlies virtues of kindness, gentleness, and nurturance.

2) A focus on the ideas of justice, rights, and autonomy.

3)  A focus on the virtues of patriotism and self-sacrifice for the group.

4) It underlies virtues of leadership and followership, including deference to legitimate authority and respect for traditions.

5)  This foundation was shaped by the psychology of disgust and contamination. It underlies religious notions of striving to live in an elevated, less carnal, more noble way.

6) This foundation is about the feelings of reactance and resentment people feel toward those who dominate them and restrict their liberty.

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Tech for Justice – Austin: Using Technology to Expand Access to Justice

DAVID SLAYTON Jeff ArestyMany have said that the judiciary often trails the private sector in its use of technology. Courts have been attempting to close this gap but need the help of the technology sector to succeed. David Slayton and Jeff Aresty will discuss how the technology sector can get involved and what plans they have for hacking for justice in Texas.

More Information:  CyberWeek

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How Restorative Justice can Help Stem the School to Prison Pipeline

The growing practice of arresting students for disruptive behavior in school has led to the so-called “School to Prison Pipeline.” The larger issue is that our criminal justice system is focused on punishment instead of accountability, and it is biased based on race and income. For 14years the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore has worked to provide effective Restorative alternatives to school suspension, court, and incarceration–producing 60% lower recidivism at 1/10th the cost. Learn about their work and how you can mobilize this work in your community.

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Restorative Justice: Finding a Justice that Satisfies

 If our current legal system was effectively delivering justice, why is crime and violence continuing to spiral out of control all around the Globe? What are the demands of justice? What does justice feel like? When is justice satisfied? In order to find answers to these questions we need to reframe the debate about what constitutes this concept we call justice. Join Dr. Carl Stauffer as he explores a justice that restores from his varied experiences of working within the criminal justice system, with police, gangs, ex-combatants, militias, truth commissions, and post-war reconstruction in many parts of the world.

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