The National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) was founded in 1983 with a mission of empowering people to transform cultures by solving conflicts with respect, dignity and civility.
Conflicts occur everywhere – in homes, schools, workplaces and communities – and NCRC offers training, interventions and facilitations for all those settings. NCRC has worked in twelve countries across four continents and with six Cabinet-level departments, but the core service area has always been San Diego County.
NCRC pivoted quickly to the virtual environment and continues to implement key initiatives addressing the most challenging issues of our time:
- #MeToo, Microaggressions and Harassment – with The Bystander Challenge
- Mass Incarceration – with Avoiding the Pipeline to Prison
- Freedom of Expression on College Campuses- with the Galinson Campus Civility Initiative
- Racism, Religious Violence, Hate and Intolerance – with A Path Forward
NCRC is currently devoting all its resources to a comprehensive community response to the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice under the umbrella of A Path Forward programming. Designed to help San Diego County not simply recover — but build better – the combination of training in inclusive communication, facilitated community dialogue, and restorative practices in schools and the juvenile justice system will strengthen families and communities across the county.
A Path Forward will be showcased at NCRC’s first virtual event on August 20 @ 7:00pm PDT, including a national conversation on racism. The event features NY Times #1 Best Sellers, Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist), Robin DiAngelo (White Fragility) and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowery. Attendance is free, though registration is required, and accessible from anywhere.