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Equity-Informed Mediation: The Cohort Journey

I was part of RNW’s pilot cohort for Equity-Informed Mediation. In age, culture, and experience, the cohort was a diverse group - African-American, Kenyan, Native American and Latinx. We spent hours building community, engaging in the universal practices of empathy, and discussing how to be impartial to participants while being intolerant to injustice. In the beginning, we struggled to find the balance. Oregon’s standards and practices for mediation accommodate dominate culture. But how do we welcome cultural nuances of communication so all parties can bring their full selves and resolve conflict in a way that is meaningful to those outside the frame of dominate culture? In my first mediation, I saw clearly how cultural dynamics and structures of oppression play out in individual conflict. And I also saw how we as mediators can get in the way of people bringing their whole selves to the conversation. Two neighbors were encouraged to come to mediation by [...]

By | 2019-01-31T20:26:47+00:00 January 31st, 2019|neighborhood mediation|0 Comments

Restorative Justice impact at Rigler

Thank you Northwest Health Foundation! For capturing our Restorative Justice impact at Rigler with support from PPS, KPCF, and Multnomah County Department Of Community Justice. "African American and Latino students’ relative rate of major disciplinary referrals declined." [Download PDF]

By | 2019-01-29T16:37:42+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A PSA from white staff at RNW

A PSA from white staff at RNW to white folk at large: https://youtu.be/J-KQZZJadMA For additional resources, visit: https://resolutionsnorthwest.org/steps/ Thank you Showing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ - DC and RNW student film intern Octavia Wade! https://youtu.be/J-KQZZJadMA

By | 2019-01-22T13:52:40+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Community, News|0 Comments

Happy New Year and Thank you!

Thank you for making our 2018 giving campaign a success! Your efforts brought us to our final tally of $39,500! We are so grateful for your generosity and support. Special thanks to the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, Give!Guide, Portland Parent Union, and each of you! [Read more]

By | 2019-01-08T14:44:42+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Community, News|0 Comments

A message from Venus Barnes, storyteller

We're grateful one of our fierce and triumphant training participants, Venus Barnes,  is able to share her story with our community, and the impact RNW training has had on her life and the intersections of her work and purpose. She's alchemized her knowledge and experience into a leadership position, mentoring youth in food justice.  Thank you Venus for all that you do! In truth, YOU rise. My story begins with Resolutions Northwest when ... [Read on]

By | 2018-12-27T15:51:46+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re 83% to our goal! Help us get all the way there! 

We’ve raised $33,286 of $40,000 with $6,714 to go. Thank you for joining us for our recent fundraising celebrations [R]tists for [R]NW at the Oregon Public House and Alberta Street Pub! We are thrilled so many of you could join us and also for your generosity in helping us meet our fundraising goal. We raised $1,380 at these events and loved featuring these amazing youth and local artists: Verbal Escape spoken word (Noah Schultz, Robert White, Raquel Polanco) Singing by gifted RNW Intern (Sierra Gonzalez) Wallace (Erin Wallace, RNW Director 'Brutha Los', the band) Youth Voices/Performances (Jared Cetz & Ajani Hopkins) WOW! What a stupendous two nights of talent and cheer. There's still time to give! Donate now through December 31, 2018 to help us meet our ambitious goal! Your contribution goes directly to sustaining and growing this work, including our "pay as you're able" subsidized training model. DONATE NOW [...]

By | 2018-12-21T18:37:49+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Community, News|0 Comments

“Understanding Implicit Bias”

Thank you Host2Host for sharing about your introductory "mini" training experience with us! Shoutout to [R]NW trainers Jae & Sandy.   "Resolutions Northwest led a mini-workshop at the Host2Host meetup [last month] on the topic of implicit bias (racism), with the goal of helping us become better hosts by identifying, understanding, and addressing our own unconscious biases ..."   Read more: https://host2host.org/resources/Documents/Understanding%20Implicit%20Bias%20Meet-Up%20Report.pdf

By | 2018-12-18T13:56:21+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dec 10 Event Photos

Thank you for celebrating with us at The Oregon Public House! December 10 Event Photos on Facebook and Instagram See you this Saturday, December 15 at Alberta Street Pub for more [R]tists for [R]NW: R-tists for R-NW: Wallace!! [RSVP] https://youtu.be/5qwMpsJRAOw

By | 2018-12-21T10:54:57+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments