Events

2015 Events

 

The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York fulfills part of its mission through regular programs relevant to the field. We are planning our coming year and want to share some of what you can look forward to: 


April 9 6-9 p.m. Annual Meeting featuring Kay Pranis on Restorative Justice 

May - Entertainment in ADR

June 18 - 14th Annual Conference SAVE THE DATE!

 

The above information is subject to change. More information coming soon! 

We welcome your suggestions. If you have ideas for programs, topics or speakers, let us know by emailing our Programming Chair, Dana Berman:
dberman33@gmail.com

Upcoming events open for Registration

    • Thu, April 02, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue, Room L61, NYC
    The Association for Conflict Resolution
    of Greater New York
    and
    The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College

    Monthly

    NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast


    MEDIATING GENTRIFICATION: CREATING UNITY OUT OF DIVISIVENESS IN ONE COMMUNITY



    Beth Roy

     

    “I don’t mind new people coming into the neighborhood,” said one young man, the third generation in his family raised in a rapidly gentrifying community, “but I do mind their coming with a sense of entitlement.”

    Sweeping dynamics of global change manifest as very local tensions. Neighbors long familiar with each other’s ways become challenged by newcomers’ expectations and demands. Played out without consideration, these tensions grow into painful conflicts. But it is possible for communities to come together in respect for the needs of all residents, both old and new. It is possible for people to grow and for community life to benefit from honest contention that is respectfully shared.

    Beth Roy will talk about an example of such an approach when she mediated an intense dispute in a San Francisco neighborhood. Drawing on her mediation there, she extracts directions for re-thinking facets of the work with a social justice perspective.

    Beth Roy, PhD, is a long-time mediator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Trained as a sociologist at University of California, Berkeley, she teaches there in the Peace and Conflict Studies program. She writes books on social conflict, including 41 Shots….and Counting: What Amadou Diallo Teaches Us About Policing, Race, and Justice (Syracuse University Press, 2008). A detailed case history and training aid, The Bernal Story: Mediating Class and Race in a Multicultural Community, was published this year by Syracuse University Press. Dr. Roy is a co-founder of the Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute (PRASI), a network of writers dedicated to supporting academic and other professional authors to regard lived experience as the basis of research and to write their knowledge for publication. She co-edited Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice (Syracuse University Press, 2008).

    • Thu, April 09, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 524 West 59th St, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 2nd floor New Building - Faculty Dining Room
    Please join us at our Annual Meeting - we welcome your participation!

      

     
    Kay Pranis
         
    Attend and enjoy networking and refreshments with friends and colleagues, make new ADR contacts and help select our slate of officers and directors for the upcoming year. Additionally, don't miss a special presentation on Restorative Justice by Kay Pranis:

     

    Why Asking the Questions Transcends Knowing the Answers for Restorative Justice & ADR Practitioners
          
    Join us as a leader in the restorative justice field, Kay Pranis, discusses the most profound shift of the restorative justice vision - the shift from the professional having the answers to the professional inviting the wisdom of each participant to enter. Attend this special presentation and gain the courage to facilitate without knowing the answers. Learn how the collective wisdom can make restorative justice relevant to the current conversation about race and equity in the United States.
             
    Kay Pranis worked for the Minnesota Department of Corrections for nine years between 1994 and 2003 as the Restorative Justice Planner. It was in that position that she learned about and began her focus on Circles. She has had many wonderful teachers and is particularly indebted to Barry Stuart, Harold Gatensby, Mark Wedge and Phil Gatensby for her early learning about Circle process. She is deeply grateful for the gift of the circle in her life.
         
    The following individuals are STANDING FOR ELECTION:                

    Denise Shaw

     

    President

    Elizabeth Clemants


    Immediate Past President

    Alexandra Dosman


    President-Elect

    James Rhodes

    Vice President, Strategic Planning

    James Berger


    Director at Large

    Eric Goldman


    City and Development 

    Committees Chair

    Glen Parker


    Annual Conference Committee



    The following Board Members continue their terms; NOT up for re-election:
             

    Dana Berman


    Program Committee Chair

    Todd Drucker


    Annual Conference Committee

    Lisa Grace Cohen


    Treasurer

    Charles Newman


    Director at Large

    Jeff Thompson


    Director at Large

    Frank J. Scardilli


    Honorary Life Time Board Member

     

    If you are not able to attend in person you can vote by completing the proxy voting form here and sending to Alexandra Dosman at Adosman@acrgny.org. 


    We look forward to seeing you there!       

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    This event is open to all. Free to all active ACR-GNY members & $20 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served.  

    Not a member of ACR-GNY?  Click here to join our organization today, participate in our annual meeting (and vote!) and enjoy discounts to all ACR-GNY events and programs.

Past events

Thu, March 05, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast -The Master Practitioner and Leonardo Da Vinci Meta-Cognition, Creativity and Neuroscience
Thu, February 05, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast - Dismantling Religious Violence through Peacemakers
Thu, January 15, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast -NYPD Hostage Negotiations
Mon, December 15, 2014 ACR-GNY Holiday Party
Thu, December 04, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Debunking ADR Myths
Thu, November 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - A Conversation with Wendy Kamenshine, Ombudsman forConsumer Financial Protection Bureau
Tue, October 28, 2014 From Volunteer to Career: How to use your volunteer mediation experience to build a career in ADR
Fri, October 10, 2014 International Arbitration Institute
Thu, October 02, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement
Thu, September 04, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Restoration, Reconciliation and Healing: Is There Room for Them in America's Criminal Justice System?
Thu, August 07, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Transforming Conflict from Within: Learning to Lead with Wisdom
Thu, July 10, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
Thu, June 19, 2014 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2014
Thu, June 05, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Innovative Community-Based Responses to Conflict
Tue, May 06, 2014 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation by Jeffrey Zaino, VP of the AAA
Thu, May 01, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Stories Mediators Tell
Thu, April 03, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Disaster Mediation: Storm Sandy Insurance Claim Dispute Resolution Mediation
Thu, March 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -
Tue, February 25, 2014 Cross Cultural Issues in International Mediation
Thu, February 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Dealing with Differences
Thu, January 09, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Compassionate Communication
Wed, December 11, 2013 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 05, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Urban Peacemaking: The Red Hook Community Justice Experience in Brooklyn
Thu, November 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Envisioning Alternatives through Peacebuilding and the Arts
Mon, October 21, 2013 ACR-GNY Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Thu, October 03, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Loosening Our Attachment to Possessions
Thu, September 12, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Collaborative Agreements in Police-Community Conflicts
Thu, August 01, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Creating Collaboration in the Work Place
Thu, July 11, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Death, Dying and Conflict Resolution
Thu, June 20, 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2013
Thu, June 06, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict
Thu, May 16, 2013 Hands-on Blogging Workshop
Thu, May 02, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediator Ethics: 'no view from nowhere'?
Thu, April 25, 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 04, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - IDENTIFYING GOOD AND BAD MEDIATION PRACTICE
Thu, March 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - RESPONDING TO THE MEDIA WHEN CONFIDENTIALITY IS AT STAKE
Thu, February 21, 2013 Join ACR-GNY's Youth & Diversity Committee at Columbia's Annual Conflict Resolution Internship Fair
Thu, February 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - UNDERSTANDING-BASED MODEL OF MEDIATION
Sun, February 03, 2013 Bringing the NYC Dispute Resolution community together in the aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy: An Open Space Forum
Tue, January 22, 2013 Class Arbitration
Thu, January 03, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - OPERATION RESPECT
Wed, December 12, 2012 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 06, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - THE TRANSFORMING CONFLICT LAB
Thu, October 18, 2012 Youth and the Criminal Justice System
Wed, October 17, 2012 Mediation Settlement Day
Thu, October 04, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - WHAT SHAMAN CAN TEACH US ABOUT MEDIATING
Thu, September 06, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Lessons Learned in Construction Conflict Resolution: Their Application in the Broader ADR Field
Thu, August 02, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation When Mental Illness Is a Factor
Thu, July 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Turkey: Failed in VOM; Headed for Paradise in Civil Mediation?
Thu, June 21, 2012 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2012
Thu, June 07, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - BURUNDI: Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities
Thu, May 03, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Using Theater to Transform Conflict and Create Social Change
Wed, May 02, 2012 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - KAVI: KINGS AGAINST VIOLENCE INITIATIVE
Thu, March 01, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A PROBLEM?
Wed, February 29, 2012 Nuts & Bolts of Building a Practice in Arbitration, as an Ombuds, in Elder Mediation & with Youth
Thu, February 02, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - HOW MEDIATORS CAN MANAGE THEIR DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER GROUPS OF MEDIATORS
Thu, January 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - MEDIATORS BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL
Thu, December 08, 2011 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 01, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - OCCUPY WALL STREET and the DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMUNITY
Thu, November 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - TRIBAL CONFLICT AND MASTERY
Thu, October 06, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - AMEENA MATTHEWS from The Interrupters
Thu, September 08, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - CHANGE IN PROGRAM
Thu, August 04, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation through the Eyes of New York Litigators
Thu, July 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - How Our Values Shape Our Practice
Thu, June 23, 2011 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Thu, June 02, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - The Five Percent
Wed, May 18, 2011 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, May 05, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Strategic Drafting of Mediation Forms
Mon, April 11, 2011 Member Monday Presentation: "The Art of Perception"
Fri, April 08, 2011 ACR-GNY and Safe Horizon Mediation Program Screening: "Fairly Legal": Fair to Mediation?
Thu, April 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Effective Ways to Deal with Stress
Thu, April 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Top Ten Challenges for a Corporate Ombudsman
Mon, March 21, 2011 Member Monday: Members-Only Cocktails & Networking Party
Thu, March 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Anger Management and Mediation
Mon, February 28, 2011 Med-Arb Is Here to Stay: Why Not Learn About It?
Thu, February 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION
Thu, January 20, 2011 Increasing Public Awareness of Mediation
Thu, January 06, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution within a Chaotic Reality
Thu, December 02, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Understanding and Addressing Humiliation
Thu, November 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - The Colors of War
Thu, October 14, 2010 Fall Networking & Noshing
Thu, October 07, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - What Can We Do, in a Polarized World, to Restore Civil Dialogue?
Thu, September 02, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Using Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) as a Tool in Mediation
Thu, August 05, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - How to Succeed in Your Mediation Practice
Thu, July 01, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation Potential in Racially Charged Police Community Relations
Thu, June 24, 2010 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Thu, June 03, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Interfaith Initiative: Community of Living Traditions
Thu, May 06, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - SEEDS OF PEACE
Wed, April 21, 2010 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 01, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - ADR in the Ismaili Muslim Community
Tue, March 16, 2010 Emerging Role of the Corporate, Organizational & Transnational* Ombuds
Thu, March 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediating With People with Disabilities
Thu, February 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Alternatives to Violence Project
Thu, January 07, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution Programs in Schools
Tue, December 08, 2009 Roundtable Breakfast - The Importance of Forgiveness in our Individual and Collective Lives
Thu, November 05, 2009 Roundtable Breakfast - A Roadmap for Mediation in Turkey
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