UC Berkeley Winter Externship Reflection: The Owl Goes “Hoot”

by Ashley Song, 2013 UC Berkeley Winter Extern. In my limited experience of Peace and Conflict Studies, I had not yet explored interpersonal relationships, on which the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center focuses. But, through some online courses that the APADRC provided for their interns, I found I was an “Owl,” a conflict resolution …

Beauty and the Beat

By Karen Beck My name is DJ Shy and I am the first female on-air mixer at the No. 1 Top 40 radio station in America, 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. This Clear Channel station with over 2.6 million listeners each week features Ryan Seacrest as the morning host. I got my nickname because I …

The Last Train to Good Neighbor

By Dominik Onate We all have a general understanding of what it means to be good neighbors. Good neighbors are friendly and courteous; they greet you hello whenever they see you. Good neighbors are helpful and kind. They help you carry heavy groceries, and they may lend you a book, a pot or any other …

6 New Years’ Resolutions for Mediators and Peacemakers for Community/Partner/Self Care

By Claire Doran Working at a non-profit community mediation organization, I welcomed the winter holidays with relief and exhaustion. After holiday parties and requests for donations, after the last intern left the office for winter break, I finally had a moment of blissful respite. And it’s the same for all community activists, peacemakers, public service …

Boys Don’t Cry

By Charles Chang I found myself crying as I heard different words hurled at me on the bus. Words such as “Chink,” “Jap,” and “Gook,” were used by the other kids because they thought it might hurt me. They probably didn’t know when and how the words originated (and I didn’t either for a long …

Free Online Conflict Resolution Class

We are offering a free online conflict resolution class that goes along with our new peer mediation curriculum. You can learn how to start a peer mediation program at your school. The class is designed for school teachers, administrators and nonprofit staff at conflict resolution organizations. Utilize this onetime offer by registering on http://www.peermediators.org/resources/course Major funders – JAMS …

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