Join us for BCMC's
2019 Community Day!
Saturday June 8, 10:00AM-7:00PM
If you have heard about the Baltimore Community Mediation Center and would like to learn more about us; about how mediation can reduce the use of courts, prisons, and police in response to conflict; or how you can approach conflict better in your own life, relationships, family, workplace, or community, we'd love for you to join us on June 8th for a day of workshops and discussions (and refreshments). If you haven't heard much about us, we'd especially like you to join us!
10:00-12:00 Learn to transform conflict!
2:30-4:30 Learn to transform conflict!
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BCMC's community day is an opportunity for anyone in the community, especially people who are passionate about issues in the legal system, around mass incarceration, or with the police, to learn more about our work, and about transforming conflict in general.
We'll have a series of workshops and discussions throughout the day that are open to the public. And we'll have staff and volunteers on hand all day to give out general information about the Center and how you can get involved or support us.
Learn to transform conflict! These two workshops will teach you conflict transformation skills to help you understand yourself others better in conflict so that you can transform conflicts from destructive to productive ones in your life, and improve your relationships, your work, and your community. Each workshop is two hours long and is a mixture of interactive activities, discussion, and practicing real skills you can use in conflict.
You can just show up before the workshop and sign up, but space is limited so we encourage you to register in advance if you can. Note that the same workshop will be facilitated twice, so come at the time that works for you!
Lunch Does your work involve the legal system - courts, police, or prisons? Maybe you are a lawyer, or work for an organization that helps people navigate these institutions, or struggles to bring change to them. Maybe you are just someone who would like to see a city and a world where the ways we respond to conflict and crime are more humane. This informal lunch will be an opportunity to meet other people who are passionate about similar issues, including our new Executive Director, Anthony Winn and the Director of our new Safe Streets-Baltimore site, Lisa Jones!
Lunch is free, but registration is encouraged (so we make sure to have enough food!): Register for lunch
Panel: Addressing Conflict, Reducing Mass Incarceration Mass incarceration is one of our most dire social problems - it destroys lives and disrupts communities without meaningfully addressing the underlying causes of crime and violence. Finding effective ways to reduce the use of prisons and create community-based, non-coercive alternatives is urgent.
For years, BCMC has worked to reduce incarceration both by providing non-violent and non-coercive ways to reduce conflict and by helping individuals who are incarcerated make plans with their families and support networks through our re-entry mediation program. Community Mediation Maryland Executive Director and State Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, and Director of Re-Entry Programs Jerri Thomas will talk about the history and practice of re-entry mediation. They will be joined by one of our committed re-entry mediation volunteers, and an individual who was formerly incarcerated and experienced re-entry mediation as a participant. In addition, Safe Streets-Woodbourne Site Director Lisa Jones will talk about the way Safe Streets can interrupt violence before it starts and help people involved in violence move away from it. Light refreshments will be served, and the panel will be followed by a Q&A and a reception to continue the conversation.
The panel is free but registration is encouraged: Register to attend our panel