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Freedom to Speak: A Circle Series

Please Join New York Peace Institute on May 1, 2024, for the first in a series of Community Building Circles for the public that will explore conflict, the ways in which it can stymie critical conversation, and how to maintain relationships across divides. Register here!

Comedy and Conflict Part 2

Join us on June 4 at 3:00pm for a live conversation about humor in a time of conflict with three talented comedians: Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”, “Spy”, “A Simple Favor”), Maz Jobrani (“Superior Donuts”, “Immigrant”), and Aparna Nancherla (“Corporate”, “CRASHING”). 

New York Peace Institute’s (NYPI) Manager of Training and Business Development, Ayanna Behin, will moderate a continuation of our 2020 “Comedy and Conflict: a Conversation”, focused on life and conflict in 2021 through a humorous lens.

Purchase tickets here!

The Impact of Crisis on NYC: Why Conflict Resolution Matters

The Impact of Crisis on NYC: Why Conflict Resolution Matters: May 26, 2021, at 5:30 PM, New York Peace Institute will host a discussion on the impact of the pandemic, social and political unrest, and other recent events on New York City. We will be joined by four New York City experts who will discuss their individual experiences and share their perspectives on how NYC can move forward. Panelists include:

  • Tajae Gaynor, Director, Westchester & Rockland Mediation Centers, CLUSTER;
  • Meg Reiss, Chief of Social Justice, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office; Brittny Saunders, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Commission on Human Rights; and
  • Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center

Register here to join us!

Restorative Justice 101: What’s it all about?

Join us on May 17th at 7:00pm on Instagram Live (@newyorkpeace) for an interview with New York Peace Institute’s Restorative Justice (RJ) Coordinator, Kailani Capote! The incomparable Brandon Frame, @theblackmancan, will be interviewing Kailani about her work with New York Peace Institute and Restorative Practices. Please register here and tune into Instagram Live on May 17th to learn more about this timely work and this amazing duo!

Meditation & Mediation

Join New York Peace Institute Board Member Simon Des-Etages on May 10th at 12:00pm EST for “Finding Peace Within and Between – Meditation and Mediation”, one of many exciting events presented as part of “Peace X Piece: Celebrating 10 years of New York Peace Institute”. Take a break from your day to learn more about the intersection between mediation and meditation. Register here if you would like to attend.

PeaceRaiser 2021

Join us in celebrating the New York Peace Institute’s 10th anniversary! Click here to find out more about PeaceRaiser2021, the many events we are hosting throughout the spring, and how you can donate to support our quality conflict resolution services for individuals, families, and communities and ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of our fellow New Yorkers.