Hosted by: Community Mediation Model Working Group
Several DC residents, trained as community mediators in Maryland, have formed a volunteer working group, bringing the community mediation model to DC. They're hosting several dialogues to get input from more community members over the next few weeks. If you might be interested in becoming a mediator, using mediation services, supporting outreach, fundraising or strategy- or just providing input and learning more, please join in!
Tues, March 21, 7pm @ Lamond-Riggs Library (http://bit.ly/RSVPforDialogue)
Sat, March 25, 12:30pm @ Southeast Library (http://bit.ly/RSVPforDialogue)
Weds, April 5, 7pm @ Petworth Library (http://bit.ly/RSVPforDialogue)
For a little more background, Community mediation is a grassroots movement toward assuring access to mediation services at the community level with control and responsibility for dispute resolution maintained in the community. Mediation is an opportunity for people to get their underlying issues addressed in a meaningful way. And, mediation works because when people develop their own solutions, those solutions tend to be long-lasting. Community mediations are free, held in the community where the conflict is occurring, and community members who reflect the diversity of their communities are trained as volunteer mediators and board members.