Community Engagement & Dialogue Across Difference

Adirondack Common Ground Alliance

The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance is a diverse network of dedicated people who focus on addressing issues that affect the Adirondack Park, its communities, institutions, and individuals. The Alliance’s members include students, educators, business owners, community leaders, visitors, residents and other stakeholders who want to make the Park a better place to live, work and […]

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U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is a component of the Department of Justice. As America’s Peacemaker, CRS provides facilitation, mediation, training and consultation services to communities in conflict—enhancing their ability to independently prevent and resolve future conflicts.  Since 1964, CRS has served as a force for conciliation and peace in communities fraught with racial tension

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University of Maryland, College Park, Office of Rights & Responsibilities

In recent years, the Office of Rights and Responsibilities and the Office of Student Conduct have promoted a more holistic approach to student development and support when student misconduct happens, including some restorative justice (RJ) practices. They have engaged HNMCP to assess the needs and interests of campus stakeholders and help forecast the implementation of their proposed RJ process design.

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Community Dialogue

Polarization and deep political and social divides are affecting families, communities, school boards, businesses, and governments at the local, state and federal level.  Those divides are not narrowing as mid-term elections approach, the Supreme Court issues immensely consequential decisions, and high profile congressional and prosecutorial investigations unfold (to say nothing of continuing discord around racial

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Harvard Law School Restorative Justice

Students at Harvard Law School report that classroom conversation on thorny legal, political, and social questions can be strained, or at times hostile, or sometimes non-existent due to a fear (by faculty and students alike) that navigating deep divides in student beliefs is too fraught. Many on campus have expressed a strong desire for a

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OraSure Technologies

OraSure Technologies Inc. develops and distributes medical technologies that are often used by communities that are marginalized, underserved, and stigmatized. Such technologies include innovative HIV self-testing, Hepatitis C testing, adherence testing for HIV regimens. OraSure’s technologies by their nature facilitate difficult conversations both between patients and other individuals in their lives. OraSure works with health

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Southwest Initiative Foundation

Southwest Initiative Foundation staff has been charged to build trust with, listen to, and work alongside and with new immigrant and refugee leaders in creating systemic approaches to address issues of racial diversity, equity and inclusion. SWIF believes that being shut out of community and civic life is the most pervasive structural barrier to achieving

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Southwest Initiative Foundation

Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) exists to help keep southwest Minnesota strong and vibrant. With rolling prairies, the historic Minnesota River Valley and some of the richest farmland in the world, southwest Minnesota is unique. It’s home to incredible people from diverse backgrounds, including Dakota people, early Scandinavian and European immigrants, and waves of Latinx, African

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