Race and Conflict in American Society: A Conversation

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Join in as Lou Gieszl and Cheryl Jamisonexamine conflict dynamics when race is an issue. Racism is less overt and yet more complex than at any other time in our history. Because racism tends to be implicit, it often gets overlooked or mislabeled. How can we recognize when race is an issue? Are there landmines that can be avoided? The presenters dispute the notion of a post-racial society and argue that effective conflict management often depends on acknowledging race as a divisive issue. Focusing especially on Black-White relations, the show includes tips for identifying racial issues that underlying interpersonal conflicts as well as ideas for building positive connections across racial lines.

Lou Gieszlis the Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland Judiciary's Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office and is the immediate past-president of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has a Masters of Public Policy Degree and teaches graduate-level courses on conflict management at two universities in Maryland.

Cheryl Jamison, also works at MACRO and is responsible for a statewide program designed to assist mediators enhance their mediation practice. She is the former Vice President of the Association for Conflict Resolution. An attorney, mediator and trainer, Cheryl is currently teaching a class on Race and Conflict at the University of Baltimore.

For more information you can reach both them at 410-260-3540 or email at cheryl.jamison26@gmail.com.

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Comment by Patricia M Porter on February 1, 2012 at 10:05am

What I learned in this show was about the microaggressions we all commit when dealing with race in every day interactions.

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