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Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award Now Accepting Nominations

The Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award was established in 2010 by the DRC Board of Directors in honor of Founding Executive Director, Evan Ferber. The award annually recognizes an individual or individuals who have provided extraordinary leadership in promoting peaceful dispute resolution and/or service to community. The award is presented at The Toast, the DRC’s annual […]

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The Education of a Young Mediator

Donate to help keep our training accessible through our scholarship program! Kumar received a scholarship to take the DRC’s 40-Hour Professional Mediation Training. Here’s what he has to say about his experience: “When I was younger, I identified with people who were on the fringes of society.  I used to hang out on the street […]

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Donate Today to Embrace Tomorrow – Help Attract A New Generations Of Peacemakers

“How to Talk to Your Dad: Turning Conflict into Conversation” Madeline Poultridge took our 40-Hour Professional Mediation Training as a high school student. In her TEDxOlympia presentation she describes how she uses the “golden questions,” a tool we teach in training, to “turn conflict into conversation.” Donate Today to Embrace Tomorrow! Your donation will help us to […]

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Donate Today to Embrace Tomorrow – Help Address the School to Prison Pipeline

Connecting Punitive Discipline, Dropping Out of School, and Incarceration – The “School to Prison Pipeline”: 87.7% of adjudicated youth in Washington State have been suspended and 50% of the prison population are high school dropouts.  Restorative Practices offer an alternative to suspension and expulsion by empowering youth to take responsibility for their actions and find ways […]

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DRC brings awareness to Conflict Resolution Month with series of activities

Olympia, WA – Thurston County residents have several opportunities throughout the month of October to deepen their understanding of and involvement in conflict resolution activities.  The Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County (DRC) is partnering with area community organizations to bring a series of events to the region. On October 9th, at 7:30pm, Heartsparkle Players […]

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