“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” – Mahatma Ghandi
CDR’s Community Conversations are a part of the Beyond Division Initiative. Through facilitated conversations and collaborative problem solving, The Beyond Division Initiative will help create peace, bridge divides, promote dialogue and, and facilitate healthy discussion about provocative topics.
The Community Conversations project is based on the work of Living Room Conversations, a group committed to healing divides in our communities through conversation.
Who to ask? Reach out to your community! Invite the people around you: your family, colleagues, and friends. Anyone is welcome to participate and take part in the benefit of engaging in structured and facilitated conversation.
- Can we talk politics? (October 20, 5:30pm-7pm Pacific)
A community conversation exploring the topic of politics and the challenges we face when discussing political views with our families, friends, neighbors, and community members.
- Truth or Trust (October 27, 5:30pm-7pm Pacific)
A community conversation exploring the overlap and intersection of trust-building and truth-telling.
- Bias and Hate (November 3, 5:30pm-7pm Pacific)
A community conversation to discuss the roots of bias and hate, and how these things affect our hearts, lives, and communities.
- Without a Home (November 10, 5:30pm-7pm Pacific)
A community conversation discussing the causes, concerns, and some potential solutions to the housing and homelessness crisis.
For nearly 40 years, CDR has provided high quality mediation services to the communities of Lane County. CDR helps clients through the entire mediation process, from the initial call, to the final agreement and resolution. Our goal is to ensure that the mediation process is responsive, efficient, and affordable. Learn More About Mediation Services
CDR conducts trainings throughout the year in a broad range of topics. Our trainers have a collective hundreds of years of experience in all areas of conflict resolution. Our trainings are available to the public, and we also do custom training for groups of all kinds. Learn More About Trainings and Education Services
Building Peaceful Communities
For the past four decades, CDR has been building more peaceful communities in Lane County. Our services, and the training and workshops we provide, have helped tens of thousands learn how to use positive communication to transform conflict.