In honor of International Conflict Resolution Day on October 20, 2016, Governor Dayton has
proclaimed the third week in October “Conflict Resolution Week.” The art exhibition,
Circling Justice, seeks to celebrate efforts to promote and utilize Conflict Transformation practices
such as Mediation, Restorative Justice, Peacemaking Circles and other Alternative Dispute
Resolution processes in our communities, courts, and schools.
The exhibition creates space to express ideas about the challenges and injustices we face within
our broken systems. Circling Justice invites a variety of understandings of the word “conflict”:
new meanings which move beyond the negative and reflect the value of conflict and the
importance of having tools and venues to resolve it constructively.
Being a social Justice Advocate in the Twin Cities working in education, Restorative Practices and the Juvenile Detention Center, I will begin exploration with the context or "how we see and feel". Having Restorative Practices as a central circle at Perich Center for the Arts Students engage the process of community healing through circles, sharing and empathy.
The reception at The Third Bird is Thursday, October 20th, 6 - 8 p.m.
The reception at Perpich Center for the Arts is Thursday, October 27th, 5 - 7 p.m.