7th Annual Social Justice Mediation Institute Day 1

Date/Time: Dec. 3, 2020, 9:00 - 5:00 pm

Please Note Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, break, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The virtual Social Justice Mediation Institute (SJMI) is a two-week training designed and facilitated by Leah Wing and Deepika Marya. This mediation training takes into account power dynamics, the role of identity within conflict, and the importance of taking a social justice lens when approaching conflict. Participants of SJMI will become a part of the Vital Village Network Mediation Program.

The Vital Village Social Justice Mediation program is a mediation service seeking to resolve conflicts in our community while addressing underlying issues of race, class, and gender. The mediators seek to hear stories below the line, which may not be heard in mainstream society. Our mediators aim to make each person feel heard and ensure their perspectives are valued. This model is also more explicitly attentive to power differentials than “traditional” or court-style mediation might be. We offer our services free of charge. We meet on bi-monthly basis to practice role plays and refine skills, mediate within our communities, and develop partnerships.

Graduates receive a certificate and utilize their new skills after the training by completing the 6-month service-learning pathway (average 8hrs/month) with the Social Justice Mediation Program.

Weekend 1: December 3-5
Weekend 2: December 10-12
Times All 6 Days: 9:00-12:00pm (3hr) // Lunch Break (2.5hr) // 2:30-5:00pm (2.5hr)
Contact/Questions: vvnmediators@gmail.com, 617-414-3640

Apply here: https://bit.ly/SJMI-2020-App-Update