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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!

Update to New York Peace Institute Response to COVID-19

Thank you to all of our clients, donors, volunteers, and other supporters who have helped us through the past few years and our transition to make the provision of virtual conflict resolution and restorative services possible. At the present time, we provide both virtual and in-person mediation, trainings, and facilitated dialogues and circles. Please note that for the immediate future both our Manhattan and Brooklyn offices remain closed for walk-in clients.

We will continue to amend our policies to respond to the City’s health needs, as appropriate, moving forward. If you have additional questions or would like to arrange a free mediation, training, or other service, please visit our website and submit a request or reach out to us at info@nypeace.org.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Give Community on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 29th is Giving Tuesday. This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of community by donating to New York Peace Institute!

Community is a core value in all our work. Additionally, we have created an incredibly important community of staff, volunteers, Board members, and supporters. And, perhaps most importantly, we work with diverse communities across New York City to provide necessary conflict resolution and restorative services, including trainings, mediations, circles, and facilitated dialogues.  To give and learn more about how your gift can help New York Peace Institute, visit this link.

Can I make my neighbor mow his lawn?

NYTimes asked what to do when your neighbor is not abiding by city rules for homeowners. (See article here.) Our Director of Programs, Michele Kirschbaum, provided advice – including to get mediation from New York Peace Institute.  Give us a call!

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!