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November 15, 2006

As communities struggle to address the issues of violence and crime, they are reaching across national borders to search for solutions. Baltimore's Community Conferencing Center studied and modified "Family Group Conferencing" practices used in Australia and based on traditions of the Maori people of New Zealand. The community of Greensboro, North Carolina decided to adapt the truth and reconciliation process first used in South Africa to address the murders of 5 people in 1979.

From New Zealand to South Africa to Baltimore, these techniques offer individuals and communities an opportunity to collectively resolve crime and conflict themselves. Join us as participants share their experiences with these alternatives to traditional methods of conflict resolution.


Program Schedule

3:30 p.m. Reception
Krongard Board Room

4 p.m. Panel Discussion
Ceremonial Moot Courtroom



Panelists
Lauren Abramson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Community Conferencing Center, Baltimore, MD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Division of Child Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Lewis A. Brandon, III
Archivist & Grassroots History Project Coordinator The Beloved Community Center of Greensboro, Inc., Greensboro, NC

Patricia Clark
Executive Director, The Fellowship for Reconciliation, Nyack, NY
Member, Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission


Madeline Herrington
Participant, Serious Crimes Conference

Lisa Magarrell
Senior Associate
International Center for Transitional Justice, Washington, D.C.


Ed Whitfield
Member, Truth and Community Reconciliation Committee, Greensboro, NC

Moderator
Sherrilyn A. Ifill, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD


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