Posted by: Dr Martha Eddy | April 14, 2008

Remember to submit videos to Make Talk Work

So many of us know adults and children who really KNOW the skills of conflict resolution… AND… who forget to apply these skills in the real moment of conflict. One key aspect of my experience with expert teachers of conflict resolution was that they modeled peaceable behavior frequently. The more often we model a non-reactive creative and compassionate response to hard situations the more possibility there is for a peaceful world. In order to do this we ne need to counter the mainstream media and inundate, infiltrate, create, positive images of creating connection through conflict.

MakeTalkWork is an opportunity to provide visual samples that model creative and positive responses to conflict. Since the medium for the competition is video body movement is inherently featured. I hope that if you already have video footage on your camera, computer, dvds, or tapes that you’ll consider sharing snippets that can inspire either to Make Talk Work (See Marie Volpe’s entry on the Embody Peace page March 11) or to this site. Perhaps you’ll go create a video tomorrow!

Some info about Make Talk Work™ Bookmarks
They are from CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONSORTIUM at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
MAKE TALK WORK™ bookmark tips were created by dispute resolvers in NYC and funded by the JAMS Foundation.
Check out Bookmark 24


For information regarding hardcopies, email
the CUNY DRC at dispute@jjay.cuny.edu

Lets Walk (and Run, and Leap) the Talk! Looking forward to SEEING your responses!

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