Reading Conflict

img_7966Our series on Reading Conflict is opportunity for mediators, conflict professionals, and anyone who is interested to develop their critical thinking tools by participating in a conversation about conflict with a unique starting point: literature and arts. Using a book, a newspaper article, a play, a song or video, participants are invited to critically reflect on conflict themes and ideas. The intent is to develop critical thinking capacities, draw out intrinsic insights, and generating robust discussion. Our hope is to invite arts, music, culture and literature curators to participate in this conversation with us.

Guest presenters from a wide range of backgrounds join facilitator Darsey Meredith in leading monthly, online discussions on changing themes and topics.

All sessions are from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PST on Zoom

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