Letter to the Museum of Tolerance

Karen’s Letter Dear Museum of Tolerance, Thank you so much for giving my peers and I the opportunity to be able to go and learn more about so many issues in society that have occurred not only in the past, but that are still going on today. I am truly grateful to have been able …

Client Story: Mediating Landlords and Tenants

Mediating Landlords and Tenants           Landlord-tenant cases are some of the most frequent cases that come across the desks of the mediators of the APADRC—they also represent one of the most challenging subset of cases to mediate. This is due to the inherent complexities of the landlord-tenant relationship such as: power …

Go See “Linsanity”

So last night, a few of us at the APADRC went to go see the documentary “Linsanity”. Suffice it to say, if you are looking for a groundbreaking, innovative work of cinema, this documentary is not for you. But if you are looking for an uplifting, spiritual journey of one man persevering to follow his …

Welcome to our New Community Mediators!

Having just gone through our 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training, we’re so excited to have our new group of conflict resolution specialists. Joining us this Fall in the Community & Intergroup Conflicts program are Scott (Mandarin), Sharon (Korean), Julie (Korean),Fanny (Cantonese), Andrew (Mandarin), Jenny (Mandarin/Cantonese), Francy (Spanish), Valeria (Spanish), Lactan (Vietnamese), Rini (Hindi), Miyoko (Japanese), and …

In the Spotlight: Stephanie Ticas

My name is Stephanie Ticas, and I am a Peer Mediator coordinator at King Drew Magnet High school through the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center. I recently received my BA in criminal justice hoping to become a youth probation officer. I am the second oldest in my family and I grew up in a …

Building a More Peace’able’ World

Mediation is addictive. As those of us in the field know, its power and impact cross cultures and professions. And, we, the people who mediate, facilitate, or are in other ways involved in peace building, are obsessed, determined and hungry for more. It’s with this in mind that I joined over 200 mediators, facilitators and …

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 …

The Mediator’s Perspective: An Interview of First-Time Mediators

by Dominik Onate, Program Director This July, Conflict Resolution Specialists Long Hoang and Nick Loh conducted their first in-person mediation. Both were trained through the APADRC’s 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training last June. We caught up with them after the mediation to talk about their experience. The two of you have just concluded your first mediation. …