The Northeast Ohio Conflict Resolution Youth Symposium
Addressing Social Justice Issues through Conflict Resolution Approaches
Metropolitan Campus, Cleveland, Ohio
Monday, May 21, 2018
The Northeast Ohio Conflict Resolution Youth Symposium for high school students (8th through 12th grades) and youth educators focuses on utilizing conflict resolution and dialogue skills to address social justice issues in schools and in the community.
Who is this for?... People interested in being a part of and/or leading social justice efforts at their school and/or in their community. This includes not only students, but teachers, administrators, parents and community organizations that work to support high school-aged youth.
Registration is live! - Registration password: NEO_CRYS18
Space is limited. Register by April 20 to guarantee your (or your group's) slot.
Registration is $35 per person. High schools are encouraged to sponsor a group of 10-15 students, with 2-3 adults.
*If you would like to register a group with a purchase order, please contact Tyler Olson at email@example.com or 216-987-2582.
Facilitate a one-hour workshop:
Submit A Workshop Proposal! - Priority Deadline: April 20, 2018
Share your ideas and successes! Or facilitate a session on a topic that is important to you and your community.
We are currently accepting one-hour workshop proposals from students, individuals and community organizations invested in promoting social justice through educational, peaceful, and nonviolent means. Topic ideas include, but are not limited to: identity based discrimination, racial tensions and inequality, gun violence, gender violence and inequality, social media's role in perpetuating social injustice and violence, etc.
Participants will exchange ideas on:
- Effective ways to utilize conflict resolution processes and skills to address social justice issues (e.g., civil and sustained dialogue, nonviolent social action, community organizing, group facilitation, mediation, anti-bullying tactics, restorative justice, etc.)
- New strategies and approaches for building sustainable programs to address microaggressions, hate speech, bullying, and other dehumanizing and violent behaviors
- The impact of policies on youth in the community (in and outside of school)
- How to generate cultures of peace in our schools and communities
- High school students from Northeast Ohio
- High school teachers and administrators
- Program coordinators and educators who work with high school-aged youth and are interested in social justice and community building
- Anyone interested in working with youth to make positive change in schools and the community at large
Educators will also have networking opportunities to exchange ideas on best practices for supporting youth conflict resolution and social justice programs.
Co-hosted by: Cuyahoga Community College’s Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies program and Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Winning Against Violent Environments program.
Additional partners: International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and John Carroll University.