Action Steps Resources

Presented at Moment for Community Dialogue and Action: Coming Together Across Difference to Make Change August 21, 2013   National Economic Black Out – Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Justice for Trayvon Martin, Los Angeles asks for all people to join in solidarity on August 28 and withhold all purchases that day. We ask that no …

Struggle with Love

by Kim Navoa (We have been fortunate at the APADRC to have Kim as a summer intern through LEAP’s Leadership in Action program. She has spent the last two months researching and developing a curriculum for our peer mediation program, creating unique materials including guided role plays and experiential activities for students.)  I have never …

Exit Stage Left – from the U.S. to Japan

by Charles Chang, APADRC Executive Director After ten months as APADRC’s Program Director, Claire Doran will be journeying to Japan to enter the Rotary Peace Fellowship and attend a graduate program.  Claire brought her worldly experience and conflict studies knowledge from Berkeley to transform APADRC’s programs and trainings.  Claire will be missed by all but …

Introducing our 2013 Summer Interns

by Dominik Onate We’re so excited to have our new team of conflict resolution specialists. Joining us this summer in the Community & Intergroup Conflicts program are Nick (Mandarin), Peter (Korean), Sharon (Korean), Grace (Korean), Mei (Cantonese), Andy (Mandarin), Joann (Mandarin/Cantonese), Cinthya (Spanish), Livvie (Spanish), and Long (Vietnamese). For our Peace Makers & Mediators program, …

The Simple Things

Sometimes what brings parties together for reconciliation can be found in methods previously thought too simple to be effective, or assumed to be understood already by the parties. In a recent case that I had dealt with, party one, Jessica, and party two, Samuel, had been stuck in the middle of a seemingly irreconcilable landlord/tenant …

Mediation Training

Are you looking to begin your career as a mediator? Do you need DRPA-approved training for Los Angeles county? The APADRC is offering a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training with an emphasis on building cross-cultural competency. Open to all members of the community, this highly interactive training will introduce effective communication strategies, multicultural conflict resolution and …

Finding yourself and your Cause

By Ellen Chen My personal identity as an Asian American has always been a personal struggle for me but it disappeared when my efforts became concentrated on giving back to the community. As an Asian American born in the city of Odessa, Texas (home of the Permian Panthers featured in Friday Night Lights), I was …

Emotions in Conflict

By Randy Rodriguez The following names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. Emotions played a big part in one of the first cases I opened. The parties, “Michael” and “George” came into mediation because Michael, a contractor, was not paid the amount that he was verbally promised for his work, while George, the …