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Narrative Mediation Dinner, Conversation and Demonstration Coming Up in April

Narrative Mediation is an approach to mediation and peace-making that “encourages the conflicting parties to reach understanding and resolution through a deep understanding of the shared personal and cultural narratives underlying the conflict. This new conflict-resolution methodology is a powerful resource for mediators and facilitators seeking to address intransigent problem-saturated conflicts.” (www.CRinfo.org).

On April 9, The Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) with the Western Justice Center Foundation (WCJF) is co-sponsoring a salon to explore Narrative Mediation practices. Speakers include: John Winslade, PhD, co-author of Narrative Mediation, Roberta Morris, PhD, novelist and mediator (see www.mediare.org)and Najeeba Syeed-Miller, the evening’s moderator, WJCF’s Executive Director. The evening begins with a buffet supper (6 – 7 p.m.) followed by a presentation followed by conversation about Narrative Mediation and other narrative practices in peace-making (7-9 p.m.).

The salon will be held at the Western Justice Center Foundation, 55 S. Grand Avenue, Pasadena CA 91105. Cost is $20 for SCMA members, $25 non-members and it includes supper. To register in advance, contact SCMA at the SCMA Administration Office, 1430 South Grand Ave #256, Glendora, CA 91740, Ph: 877-9-Mediate, Fax: 626-974-5439, Email: SCMA@Scmediation.org, Website: www.scmediation.org.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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