Communities have changed during the pandemic. Some communities have emerged stronger, some have new divisions.
During this period RSA Fellow Victoria Harris, CEO of Mediation Hertfordshire, has been looking closely at the resolution of community disputes.
Her recently published landmark report Transforming Community Conflict considers how we can use mediation to go beyond just settling disagreements between neighbours, to help communities rebuild and repair, and to contribute to systems of housing, health and community safety. Can a system of dispute resolution that encourages participants to tell their story and enables those stories to be heard help us to create happier, safer and healthier communities?
Victoria will discuss her findings and conclusions with RSA Fellow Philip Orr, author, historian and former Chair of Mediation Northern Ireland - please come with your questions and join this conversation.
This RSA Fellow-led event is for anyone with an interest in transforming conflict, whether you are familiar with mediation or not.
Its themes are also relevant to the RSA’s recent 2020s Crises and Change project, which undertook a community enquiry to listen to stories of resilience, challenge and imagination from the pandemic.
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