In October Divided Community Project leaders and steering committee members scheduled numerous appearances across the country to present DCP materials and engage in conversations about divisive community issues.
On October 5 & 6, Director Grande Lum, Associate Director Bill Froehlich, and Steering Committee Members Josh Stulberg, Chris Carlson, Craig McEwen and Andrew Thomas traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota to participate in the Dispute Resolution Institute’s Symposium, An Intentional Conversation about Community Engagement: Weaving Threads to Strengthen the Fabric of Our Communities. DCP steering committee members are pictured above with Dispute Resolution Institute Director Sharon Press.
On October 13, Director Lum returned to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the College of Commercial Arbitrators panel on police issues where he co-presented with Federal Judge for the Northern District of Ohio Dan Polster, and third-party neutrals Michael Young, Bill Seward, and Stephen Befort.
In Dallas, Texas on October 13, Associate Director Froehlich and Arlington Texas Police Lieutenant Christopher Cook facilitated DCP’s Midland Simulation for a group of dispute resolution professionals at the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Annual Conference.
On October 17 Steering Committee Member Nancy Rogers delivered a lunchtime presentation titled Polarized Communities: A Role for Negotiators? at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
On October 21 Director Lum heads to the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he serves on the Human and Civil Rights Committee.
On October 23 Associate Director Froehlich attends the International City / County management Association’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas where he presents on a panel titled Keep the Peace: How to Prepare for and Manage Protest.
On October 27 Director Lum travels to the University of Missouri School of Law to participate in a symposium titled The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Principles and Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes.