Monday, Jan 21 2:00 p.m.- Afternoon Breakouts: BUILD.
Various Locations across campus
The afternoon breakouts will challenge participants to join together to Build an interdependent, sustainable Beloved Community.
Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict
Board of Visitors Lounge in Van Dyke
Dr. Mark Finney, facilitator
In this session, we will explore mediation best practices and consider how they can be used in the community. Participants will be provided with opportunities to practice meditation and think about how they can positively influence conflict situations.
“Us” and “Them”
Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall
Dr. Shelley Koch, facilitator
This break-out session will explore social groups and identity and the importance of our being connected with others as a part of who we are. Participants will be challenged to see how those connections can cause us to have negative feelings and understandings about persons that lead us to putting them into the category of “the other.” We will examine the social processes that produce in-group prejudice and brainstorm about what we can do to subvert the stereotyping that often separates us.
Listening, Learning, Empowering, and Healing – Restorative Justice in the Beloved Community
Memorial Chapel Sanctuary
Mr. Josh von Castle, facilitator
Restorative Justice arose within the criminal justice system as a way of focusing on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large. Over the years, college and universities, as well as K-12 and other organizations, have adopted Restorative Justice as a way of teaching, empowering, healing, and repairing harm. In this session, attendees will explore how Restorative Justice has been impacting relationships and communities and the possibilities that exist for the work of Restorative Justice in the Beloved Community.