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 can I inspire peace?
• How can I build peace through conflict resolution?
All Poems must be in English
Maximum of 20 Lines
Poems will be accepted onlne throughout the month of October. Contest ends Oct 31, 2015 at midnight.
More information and access to the application form can be found at http://www.creducation.org/cre/crday/
A flyer about the contest is available here.
Bill Warters is the Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Program at Wayne State University. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Dr. Warters teaches courses such as the Roots of Social Conflict; Neutral Intervention Theory and Practice; Ethnography; and an online course in Communication Technology and Conflict.
In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Warters' work includes developing innovative conflict resolution knowledge dissemination and skill building platforms and tools. For example, in August of 2012 Bill released a free iPad app developed to promote conflict resolution in educational settings. The app drew on resources developed at his two federally-funded web clearinghouses, Campus-adr.org and CREducation.org. Project links are available at http://madr.comm.wayne.edu/#contact
When he is not prepping for class, responding to program inquiries or going down twitter rabbitholes, Bill likes to ride his bike, canoe, play frisbee and attend Quaker Meeting.