Monday, April 14, 2014

Mon., May 5: 5 - 7pm: Restorative Justice: Concrete, Steel, and Paint

Mon., May 5: 5 - 7pm
Concrete, Steel, and Paint
Site: UNC-G: Stone 186
Join us for the documentary film screening of Concrete, Steel, and Paint, a film that tells the story of men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy – but as the participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose.
Following the film we will have a conversation about restorative justice, crime and reconciliation, and how art can facilitate dialogue about difficult issues. The discussion will be facilitated by Amy Knorr and Sarah Roth Shank, who bring years of experience working in restorative justice practices, and more recently, related to this film.

For more on the event, visit:

To read more about how the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies is engaging with restorative justice, visit:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sun., 4-13-2014: 9:45 - 10:45am: Conflict Resolution from International to Local

Presenters: Jeremy Rinker, Visiting Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies, Guilford College & his Student(s)
Site: New Garden Friends Meeting: Parlour
801 New Garden Road (across from Guilford College)

Jeremy briefly will talk about his research internationally, then move the discussion towards what we can do here in our community to support just community with important connections...
Instead of separating the complexities of just community "over there" from the complexities of just community "here and now," the discussion will move from some theory/ideas behind his own research trip to India to some practices here on the ground in Greensboro...a robust discussion about how understanding Hindu-Muslim violence is not so different than understanding local violence...

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sat., 4-5-2014: 1-5pm: Annual Citywide Earth Day Celebration

Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library
1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro, NC
Free Eco-Fun for Everyone:

live entertainment - hand-on nature & eco-exhibits - hayrides - STEM activities - eco-art - gardening - solar & technology displays   - face painting - alternative vehicles - live animals - nature crafts - scout activities - nature photography contest - and more

Great American Clean-UP: 9am - noon
Join Greensboro Beautiful and the City of Greensboro as we clean up our streets, waterways and communities.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Back Pack Beginnings

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2014 Newsletter Vol. 1
Annual Fundraising Announcement
One BackPack Can Make Such an Impact.
During the month of April we will be mailing out our annual fundraising letters. We have expanded the number of schools and the number of children we serve and yet we are only reaching a small portion of children who need our help!
With your support we can continue to sustain and expand our programs to ensure we can meet the food
and comfort needs of children in our community …one BackPack at a time.
December Matching Campaign Together we raised $38,717

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NCCJ - Lunch & Learn and ANYTOWN Deadlines

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Lunch & Learn - Next Wednesday
Learn more about NCCJ's rich history of diversity training, youth empowerment, speaking up for inclusion and ways to become involved in helping create an inclusive community.
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NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad
713 N. Greene Street, Greensboro
Drop in between 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
A light lunch will be served
Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 1. We look forward to seeing you!
Wanted: young leaders!
Join the excitement at ANYTOWN 2014
[don't have a rising high school junior or senior in your home or office, please forward this email to those that do]

Apply and pay in full by Monday, March 31 and we'll waive the $50 application fee. If you need financial aid, apply by Monday, April 7 to receive priority consideration.
ANYTOWN 13 clappingThe word must be out about the power, impact and fun of NCCJ's ANYTOWN human relations and leadership institute. Applications from prospective 2014 delegates are coming in at a record rate. There's still time for interested rising high school juniors and seniors to join us!
ANYTOWN 2014 Dates:
Session 1 June 22-27
Session 2 July 13-18
Additional Important ANYTOWN Dates to Keep in Mind:
  • Monday, April 28 - Register and pay in full by this date, and be entered into a raffle to win $100 off your ANYTOWN tuition
  • Monday, May 12 - Second round deadline for financial aid
Please note that we accept applications until ANYTOWN is completely full. Please contact our office to see about current availability or to be added to the waiting list.
No need to download paper application: apply for ANYTOWN online.
To learn more about ANYTOWN, visit us on the web. Questions? Write to us.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rescheduled May 5: Concrete, Steel, and Paint; M, 3-17; 5-7pm; Restorative Justice

Site: UNC-G: Stone 186

For more information: Click left page 1

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Restorative Justice Practices: sites & videos

RJ in school settings: visit UK site: