in the Latino/Hispanic Community
The Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
Invites you to attend
A COMMUNITY FORUM
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Aurora Bakery – 3725-A Nolensville Road, Nashville, Tennessee
11:30-Noon: Convene, network, get your lunch, and settle in for an invigorating program. (Lunch will be provided.)
Noon-12:30: Speakers present information about NCRC and its partners, as well as a brief Mock Mediation.
12:30-1:00: Lively discussion about current needs in the Latino community and how we can work together to provide better services and leadership.
The aim of this project is to improve cross-cultural relations in the Nashville Area, with a focus on the growing Latino population. We will facilitate a dialogue, initially with local leaders in the Latino community, so that we can better understand the needs. Additionally, we will provide information and ideas about the use of mediation and conflict resolution to help people navigate the daily challenges of life in Nashville.
Our Forum on December 6 is the first of four community meetings in the next twelve months. It will be a gathering of community leaders and professionals both from the private sector, and from non-profit agencies and government.
This project is for all of us. We need your voice and your ideas. You will hear important information about existing and potential mediation programs and organizations that offer these services. And of course, everyone in attendance will benefit from meeting and networking with other community leaders.
The two Project Coordinators are Leoncio Dominguez and Nelly Baker, both bilingual in Spanish and English, and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. Leoncio can be reached at (615) 480-4859, or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nelly can be reached at (615) 830-7256 or by E-mail at email@example.com.
There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided free of charge. If you are planning to attend, we would appreciate hearing from you so that we plan accordingly. However, pre-registration is not required. Please invite others who are interested and who would add an important voice and viewpoint.
Our goal is to ensure a diversity of voices and viewpoints.
Funding for this project provided in part from the National Association for
Community Mediation, through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
NCRC is a Tennessee non-profit organization which began as an outreach effort of the Nashville Bar Association. NCRC seeks to improve the lives of Nashville area residents, particularly those in under-served communities or otherwise disadvantaged in the judicial system, by providing a broad range of no- or low-cost mediation services and teaching effective, non-violent conflict resolution skills.
Mediation is private, it is voluntary, and it is empowering – it helps people resolve their conflicts peacefully and constructively. NCRC mediators work with Nashville’s courts, businesses, and residents to achieve resolution in a variety of civil, family, and victim-offender conflicts. We offer our services in both Spanish and English.
Mediation is a private, confidential, and voluntary process that allows participants to settle their own conflicts. Almost any type of conflict may be resolved through mediation as long as the participants are willing to communicate with one another aided by a trained, impartial third person—a mediator.
You can call and leave us a message at (615) 242-9272, or send us an E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org