The Divided Community Project seeks to support community leaders as they identify and address issues tearing at the social fabric of their respective communities. Grounded in dispute resolution, mediation, and dispute systems design theory and practice, DCP brings together, community leaders, activists, law enforcement, and academics to develop practice guidance for community leaders in diverse communities.
For example, in 2022 the project published this Practical Guide to Planning Collaborative Initiatives to Advance Racial Equity in collaboration with OSU's Mershon Center; this list of Promising Ideas for Local Leaders in Anticipation of the Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling; and, hosted the interdisciplinary symposium Rethinking Systems Design for Racial Justice and Equity which is now available online.
In addition to the materials in this toolkit, DCP offers mediation, facilitation and conciliation services to communities at no cost through our Bridge Initiative @ Moritz. In the past three years we've worked in dozens of communities across the country. For more information, look here.
DCP offers this toolkit designed for community leaders, campus leaders, faculty, dispute resolution practitioners and others. We include all of our materials on this site and offer them for your attribution and consideration.
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For more about DCP and our work, reach out to Deputy Director Bill Froehlich at email@example.com.