w: 2004 03 (mar)

CIVICUS World Assembly Going Strong

I just received a press release from CIVICUS today about a conference in Botswana I wish I was at right now. Here it is: Gaborone, 22 March 2004 - Over 700 citizens from 100 countries worldwide gathered this morning in Gaborone, Botswana for the start of a four-day CIVICUS World Assembly conference around the theme of 'working together for a just world.' The participants included civil society activists, practitioners, researchers, activists, concerned business leaders, representatives from intergovernmental organisations and government representatives, all united by a common concern to work concertedly for greater social, economic, political and civic justice worldwide.

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600 NYC High School Students to Gather for Conference on Global Unity this Month

On March 25, 2004, New York City educational nonprofit Global Kids, Inc. will bring together over 600 NYC public high school students for a day of youth-led workshops, distinguished speakers, and debates and discussions focused on the theme of Global Unity. The conference will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at New School University's Tishman Auditorium (66 West 12th Street in Manhattan).

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FOCUS St. Louis Offers March Dialogue Programs

On Tuesday, March 16, 2004, FOCUS St. Louis will continue its Discover Series with ?“The Power of the Past: The Role of Historic Preservation in a Multi-cultural Society?” at 7 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum. Robert Weyeneth will speak about how the historic preservation movement dealt with race and place and how the build environment influences our collective memories.

And on Thursday, March 18: FOCUS will lead a Community Dialogue on ?“The Power of the Past?” lecture from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum. Come prepared to engage in meaningful dialogue on the topic of the March 16 lecture. Both events are free. Click below to read more about FOCUS and similar events.

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March PCP Trainings in Dallas, Texas

Sallyann Roth, Senior Associate of the Public Conversations Project, will be leading two workshops in Dallas in March, 2004 at the Reunion Institute. The first, on March 26, is entitled "Speaking Openly and Constructively When You Can't Imagine Saying What You're Thinking and Feeling." The second workshop, "Connecting Across Difference: Transforming Hostile Relationships Among Opponents into Relationships of Care and Respect" will take place on Monday, March 29. www.reunioninstitute.org.

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4th Annual Ottawa Area Summit on Racism to be Held this March

The all-day summit will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at Hope College in Ottawa (Canada). Visit www.ethnicdiversity.org to register by the March 12 deadline, or contact the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance at [email protected] or call 616.846.9074. All community members interested in building a racism-free community are invited to attend. Info about speakers, ?“best practices?” workshops and agenda details can be found on the website.

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PCP Involved in World Sacred Music Festival

The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco was created to bridge cultural divides and promote peace through music. The performance is making its Boston debut on March 22, featuring revered artists from different cultures around the globe. PCP Associate Maggie Herzig has been invited to join notable religious figures in a panel discussion which seeks to illuminate the common spirit shared by the world's religious faiths. The discussion will take place on Sunday, March 21, 2:00pm-4:30pm at Paine Hall, Harvard University. For more information, see www.worldmusic.org/FES.html.

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"Let's Talk America" Featured in Current Utne Magazine

NCDD has been working with the Utne Institute, Conversation Cafe and The World Cafe to organize a nation-wide dialogue called "Let's Talk America." LTA is featured in the March/April Utne that I just received in my mailbox this morning, and I encourage all of you to go out and get this month's Utne if you're not a subscriber.

A very cool 2-page ad (p. 48-49) with a red background encourages people to participate in this "new nationwide movement to revitalize our democracy." And on pages 60-61, a great article by Leif Utne provides background and info on how to get involved. Everyone in the dialogue & deliberation community is invited to participate in this election-year initiative. Go to www.letstalkamerica.org to find out more about the different levels of involvement.

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Trainings in Nonviolent Communication offered in Canada

In the spring of 2004, near Quebec City, 4 events will be conducted by Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication. ?“Introduction to Nonviolent Communication?” will be offered March 24-25; ?“Couples Relationships" March 26-27; ?“Anger" March 28-29; and "I.I.T. (International Intensive Training),?” a 10-day intensive workshop, March 30 through April 8. For more info, contact Caroline Gauthier at [email protected] or 450-834-6720.

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CIVICUS World Assembly Held in Botswana this March

CIVICUS - the World Alliance for Citizen Participation - will hold its annual World Assembly in Gaborone, Botswana, March March 21-25, 2004. The Assembly is themed Acting Together for a Just World and aims to encompass the broad interests of civil society. Plenary sessions, learning exchanges and capacity-building workshops will focus on four areas: civic, social, political and economic justice. As in previous years, there will also be a number of learning exchanges to promote exchange between local and international participants.

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Dialogue on Conflict Management in Healthcare to be held at Wosk Centre

Creative Conflict Management in Healthcare will take place March 24-26, 2004 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. More than a conference, this dialogue is three days of idea exchange and development, learning, and community building. Through open inquiry and focused discussion, participants will connect with a diverse community committed to advancing the field of healthcare conflict management to improve healthcare delivery. Internationally respected dialogue leaders include Robert Benjamin, Kenneth Cloke, Peter Block, and Phyllis Beck Kritek. To download the program please go to: www.healthdialogue.org/hm/dialogue/program.html. For more info, go to www.healthdialogue.org, call 866.590.7195 or email .

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Historic Sites of Conscience Gathering to be Held in March

Activating the Past: An International Symposium on Historic Sites of Conscience will take place March 19, 2004, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The symposium will bring together the leading forces in an international movement to change the role of historic sites in civic life. Through drawing connections between histories and contemporary legacies, fostering public dialogue on difficult issues, and inspiring visitors to participate in making change, the session will explore the latest practices of self-described ?“sites of conscience,?” and their implications for the place of memory and museums in the development of democracies. www.umich.edu/~ummsp/event_hsc_program.htm

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National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign Scheduled for March/April

The goal of the National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence. The highlight of the campaign is a week-long national education initiative, March 29-April 2, 2004, to highlight the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer.

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PCP offers Power of Dialogue training in Vancouver this March

The Public Conversations Project will offer its training ?“The Power of Dialogue: Constructive Conversations on Divisive Issues?” March 25-27, 2004 in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore ways to promote the type of meaningful dialogue that has the power to shift communication and relationships. Through the process of designing and facilitating an extended dialogue simulation, participants will learn the key elements of PCP dialogues. For a full description and registration information, visit: www.publicconversations.org/pcp/index.asp?page_id=123

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NIF Utilizes Documentary to Promote Immigration Dialogues

The National Issues Forums and public television are partnering to promote constructive conversations about American immigration, utilizing the 7-hour documentary mini-series "The New Americans" and NIF's issue books and other materials focusing on "The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do?" The mini-series will air on PBS stations nationwide March 29-31, 2004 (check local listings). Read full entry for opportunities to get involved!

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Dynamic Facilitation Skills training

Jim Rough & Associates, Inc. is offering a training in Dynamic Facilitation Skills March 8-11, 2004 in Port Townsend, Washington.

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