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Don’t Talk About It…Be About It!

Posted on Sep 26 2013 under Blog Posts

gun-roses(peace)Join the movement that will help you resolve and manage conflict more effectively! Conflict Resolution Day is October 17, 2013. Each year Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated on the third Thursday in the month of October. Beginning on the third Thursday of October 2005 the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) has been promoting awareness in peaceful ways to resolve conflict. It’s a day when you can promote awareness around the world on peaceful strategies, methods and tips on how to resolve and/or help manage conflict. Conflict Resolution Day gives you the opportunity to help promote conflict resolution in areas such as schools, families, workplace, businesses, communities, government and your personal life.

Why should the month of October be important to you?

Conflict Resolution day has been significant in helping to make October the month of celebrating conflict resolution nationally. Dispute resolution practitioners around the world help educate you and the public about mediation and peaceful ways in managing conflict. The Association for Conflict Resolution has dedicated the entire month of October to celebrating conflict resolution. In 2012, the Association of Conflict Resolution held a poetry contest on the topic: “There are Many Ways to Speak Your Peace” to see last year winners visit 2012 Conflict Resolution Day Poetry Contest Winners. This contest allowed students in grades 3- 12 to express various ways of promoting peace. Other organizations have joined the force to help promote conflict resolution, in October of 2012 the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution hosted Walk for Peace and the American Bar Association has dedicated the week of October 13-19 in to promote awareness in conflict resolution with topics such as; Mediation Week 2013.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, student or a part of an organization or business, you can join the movement to promote a safe environment. Conflict Resolution Day encourages everyone to work out their differences through mediation and other peaceful techniques of conflict resolution. Do you want to make a difference? I hear you! For starters, encourage yourself to take and sign the Mediation Pledge then encourage your students, friends, employees, organization, business and others to take and sign it as well. Don’t just talk about Conflict Resolution…be about it…be and the take the pledge! Remember any effort of a peaceful strategy is never too small or too big.

The Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR) provides strategies to promote Conflict Resolution Awareness. To see the activities and items click on the lists below.

 1.) Conflict Resolution Day Activity Suggestions

 2.) School Activity Suggestions

 3.) Resources and Ideas

 4.) Conflict Resolution Education Activity App

 5.) Conflict Resolution Buttons

 We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.” Mahatma Gandhi

Blog Post by Tierra Henry

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