The Northeast Ohio Conflict Resolution Youth Symposium
Addressing Social Justice Issues through Conflict Resolution Approaches
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
May 21, 2018
The Northeast Ohio Conflict Resolution Youth Symposium for high school students and youth educators focuses on utilizing conflict resolution and dialogue skills to address social justice issues in schools and in the community.
Proposals due February 28, 2018
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
- High school students from around Northeast Ohio
- High school teachers and administrators
- Program coordinators and educators who work with high school aged youth interested in social justice and community building
- Anyone interested in working with youth to make positive change in schools and the community at large
Participants will exchange ideas on:
- Effective ways to utilize conflict resolution processes (mediation, bullying prevention, dialogue, restorative justice, etc.)
- The impact of policies on youth in the community (in and outside of school)
- New strategies and approaches for building sustainable programs to address bullying, macroaggressions, hate speech, and other dehumanizing behaviors
Educators will also have networking opportunities to exchange ideas on best practices for supporting youth conflict resolution and social justice programs.