The Ford Foundation and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation have announced a new partnership that should be good for Eastsiders. The new $5 million dollar resource and engagement center on Detroit’s east side aims to serve the communities youth. It will be located inside of the Fisher Magnet Upper Academy. It is expected to open early in 2017.
Thanks to Lindsay, Cheryl and Hajer for their work preparing a new public outreach kit for ESCRO. We’re going to look great at our next event!
We’ve concluded another great series of conflict resolution professional development presentations at the Harper Woods High School Community Room. Good range of topics and some really interesting guest speakers this year. Here’s a short video slideshow highlighting our topics. Great job MADR folks, and a special thanks to Tommy Martin and Jacqueline Lacey for capturing the session images and creating the video. Way to go ESCRO Pioneers!
Once again we are hosting a series of free conflict resolution skills professional development sessions on Monday nights in March and April. Each evening, beginning at 6:30 pm, we will have two presentations of about an hour each with a break for refreshment in the middle. All events are at the Harper Woods High School Community Room, 20225 Beaconsfield Ave, Harper Woods, MI 48225 Here’s the 2016 session titles. Look for blog posts and event registration links on this site for more information about each session. A flyer Continue reading →
The ESCRO project is partnering with the Association for Conflict Resolution to help promote a poetry contest during the month of October. Thursday October 15th is national Conflict Resolution Day, and the month-long poetry contest is part of the bigger celebration. 5th Annual Conflict Resolution Day Poetry Contest Students Win Cash Prizes!!! 1st Place — $100 2nd Place — $75 Grade Categories: 3-5th 6-8th 9-12th Students are invited to submit a poem on: “BUILDING PEACE” • What is peace? • Where is peace? • How Continue reading →
On Tuesday May 12 Detroiters will be getting a chance to tap into a couple deep wells of knowledge on urban and ethnic conflict. Joining us from New York is Maria Volpe, former president of the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution and Director of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She will be sharing a wide range of work that creatively connects police with the community. A prominent example is the structured encounters provided by the Cops Continue reading →
Please join us on April 20 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Harper Woods High School Community Room for an informative session exploring the important work conflict resolvers are doing in their communities and in their workplaces using skills they’ve gained as mediators and students of Dispute Resolution. AGENDA 6:30-7:45pm Community Mediator Perspective Sharing – Craig Pappas (Executive Director, The Resolution Center) and Mary Morris (Wayne Mediation Center) and Roy Burton (Restorative Justice Practitioner, Kelly Middle School, Eastpointe) This session features experienced community conflict intervenors who will share a community Continue reading →
Consider joining the ESCRO Team for a free 2-day conference focusing on Urban Public Policy and Dispute Resolution scheduled for Monday and Tuesday May 11-12 at Wayne State University Student Center Ballroom. In addition to a lunchtime presentation by Detroit federal bankruptcy mediators Judge Gerald Rosen and noted attorney Eugene Driker, confirmed national speakers include Maria Volpe (John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY, former president of SPIDR, developer of Cops and Kids program), Josh Stulberg (one of our founding MADR faculty, now at Ohio Continue reading →
This session presented by WSU Professor Bill Warters will review some of the practical models for determining who should get involved in trying to resolve conflicts. We’ll start by exploring models developed by hands-on conflict experts such as the late Jim Laue (the Community Relations Service), William Ury (the Harvard Negotiation Project) and Raymond Shonholtz (the Community Boards Program and Partners for Democratic Change). We’ll compare these very pragmatic models with some of the more theoretical work of sociologists such as Donald Black and Mary Continue reading →
Once again we are hosting a series of free professional development sessions on Monday nights. This year we begin a bit earlier at 6:30 pm. Each evening we will have two presentations of about an hour each with a break for refreshment in the middle. All events are at the Harper Woods High School Community Room, 20225 Beaconsfield Ave, Harper Woods, MI 48225 Here’s a pdf of the 2015 Series Schedule of Events. We’ve begun pairing experienced practitioners from the community with many of the student presentations, so plan Continue reading →