The Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Sharon Press, circulated this announcement on the AALS DR Listserv last week:
October 20 (third Thursday in October) is Conflict Resolution Day (as organized by the Association for Conflict Resolution) and the week of October 17 – 23 in Mediation Week (as organized by the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution). I encourage you to recognize these days in some fashion in your classes and/or at your school. There are many different ways ones can join the celebration of people around the world:
- hold a brown bag/round table discussion on a DR topic
- hang a conflict resolution day poster on your door (posters are available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese from ACR http://www.acrnet.org/CR_DAY_RESOURCES/)
- recognize the students who participate in your mediation clinic
- partner with a local K-12 school and have your students talk about conflict resolution
invite alum whose practice involves ADR to talk with your students
If you want additional ideas on what you can do, you can visit ACR’s (www.acrnet.org/crday) and the ABA’s websites http://www.americanbar.org/groups/dispute_resolution/resources/national_mediation_week.html…. or send [Sharon] an email.
Finally, as chair of ACR’s Conflict Resolution Day Committee, please let [Sharon] know what you do to celebrate. It would be great to have full participation from the listserv!
Sharon Press, Director
Dispute Resolution Institute
Associate Professor of Law
Hamline University School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-D2004
St Paul, MN 55104-1237