The Impact of Crisis on NYC - Why Conflict Resolution Matters

May 26, 2021 @ 5:30PM — 6:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

A panel discussion with experts about the current state of NYC and how conflict resolution and restorative justice processes can help our City heal.

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Conflict is an unavoidable reality and part of our everyday lives; however, the last year brought many new crises to our City and we are in a process of recovery. The long-term impact of the COVID pandemic and the political and social unrest felt in NYC and across the globe is still to be seen. While New Yorkers are resilient, known for coming together to help their neighbors during times of tragedy, we are living in a "new normal" and we need support to heal and move forward together.

Join New York Peace Institute on May 26th at 5:30pm for a robust community discussion with a panel of City experts about the most pressing challenges facing the City today. We will discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 on NYC communities; how to improve police and civilian interactions; ways in which NYC residents can communicate and work together despite polarizing views; the value of restorative practices and other conflict resolution processes and how they can help our City heal, and so much more!

We are thrilled to announce that our panel includes:

  • Tajae Gaynor, Director, Westchester & Rockland Mediation Centers, CLUSTER
  • Meg Reiss, Chief of Social Justice, Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
  • Brittany Saunders, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Commission on Human Rights
  • Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center

This event is free and will offer diverse perspectives on some of the most pressing concerns facing our City today. Don't forget to register. We hope to see you there!