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02/16/2018 - 3:15pm

Winter is still slowly chugging along day by day, and with the cold weather, it makes it hard not to dream about the warm springtime sun to come. The phrase spring cleaning means, “A thorough cleaning of a house or room, typically undertaken in spring.” Imagine this, what if instead of cleaning your apartment or house this spring, try “cleaning” your soul. How does one “spring clean” your soul?

02/02/2018 - 3:30pm

There are so many great events that happen around Rochester, NY and the rest of the country to help promote peace as well as to support many great causes. One of the most popular winter time events is the Polar Plunge. Who wouldn’t love voluntarily dipping into freezing cold water in the middle of February!

01/26/2018 - 3:15pm

The world waits years for the Olympics to come around. With the Winter Olympics quickly approaching the excitement is rising to watch the U.S.A. compete for the top spot. Although it’s very easy to get caught up in all the Olympic hype it’s always important to remember how it all started and more importantly why it all started.

01/23/2018 - 3:30pm

At the threshold of this year we commemorate the birthday of Dr. King Jr., the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, and reflect on 50 years since the passing of Dr. King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy.

It is also the year we celebrate the 45th birthday of the Center for Dispute Settlement, an agency formed to address the polarization our community experienced in response to racial tensions. This year also holds great promise for addressing the deep racial and social divisions still evident today.

01/17/2018 - 3:45pm

At the threshold of this year we commemorate the birthday of Dr. King Jr., the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, and reflect on 50 years since the passing of Dr. King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy.  It is also the year we celebrate the 45th birthday of the Center for Dispute Settlement, an agency formed to address the polarization our community experienced in response to racial tensions.  This year also holds great promise for addressing the deep racial and social divisions still evident today. 

01/17/2018 - 3:15pm

January 2018-The start of a new year and the month when we remember and celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  As we anticipate the promise of this new year for our Center for Dispute Settlement staff, volunteers and community members we can draw on our past to ground us in the present and renew our commitment to bringing peaceful, non-violent resolutions to conflicts within our communities.