Mediators of Color Network Gathering

Starts: June 5, 2020 4:00 pm | Ends: June 5, 2020 6:00 pm

We have been working hard to transition our services and mediations to a remote reality and are excited to reconnect with everyone. We would like to extend a reconnection offering for the first Mediators of Color Network gathering as a virtual meeting.  

Please come wind down your week with connection and collaboration with mediators and peacemakers from across the state!

  • Connect with BIPOC mediators and peacemakers across the state  
  • Learn about new state guidelines on mediation certification standards and the impacts this will have  
  • Collaborate on shared learning and experience adapting to current circumstances 
  • Affirm and uplift each other  
  • Share feedback on what you would like to see as a priority for the Mediators of Color Network in future forums  
  • Vote on a date for the Mediators of Color Network mini Conference 

We are re-allocating some of our travel funds through a grant to support incentives for participation. We are excited to offer some raffle prizes for those who are able to attend June 5th 

We are also busy planning a virtual mini conference gathering and would love your input on topics to prioritize and ideas for presenters (which may be you!).  

It would be great to have your input and connection…please join us!! 



This is a remote training via Zoom. You can see some introductory videos on working with Zoom here. Ways you could participate:

  • Computer with camera and good internet access
  • Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply)
  • Or you can join via phone only

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Event Organizers

Sunsong Konstantatos FiredancerSunsong (They/Them) is a transplant to Portland: Born in Ohio and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. They moved to Portland in December of 1995 immediately from their experience attending Oberlin College. They started life in Portland as performer for Imago Theater; and worked in social services with developmentally disabled adults.  As a queer polyamorous mixed race intersexed person, they bring both lived experience as well as experience from a background working with Target communities to their work, especially in their recent time as an advocate and case manager for houseless youth. They have assisted and co-led trainings on racial and social justice. Before being hired on full time worked as a contractor doing mediations at Resolutions Northwest. They were a past equity informed mediation cohort member and have a dedication to building bridges across communities.

Maria ScanelliMaria’s passion for ending cycles of harm began as a young child. She saw how individuals, families, communities and systems repeat unlearned and unhealed lessons, which leads to cycles of harm. Life led her to Restorative Justice (RJ) and the philosophy has become a way of life more than a job. Maria has been a volunteer for the Dept. of Corrections and the Oregon Youth Authority since 2008 as a Restorative Justice Group Facilitator and as a Dialogue Facilitator for serious and violent harms. She completed her MS in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University in 2008 and joined Resolutions Northwest in 2011. She has taught college and high school classes in RJ and has been a trainer, dialogue and circle facilitator for youth, families, adults and organizations for over 12 years. She most appreciates the constant learning, unlearning and relationship building that is essential to dismantling the sticky webs of oppression. “You can’t be neutral on a moving train.” Howard Zinn


June 5, 2020 4:00 pm

June 5, 2020 6:00 pm

Lead Organizer

Sunsong Firedancer



Mediators of Color Network Gathering

Sunsong Firedancer

June 5, 2020 4:00 pm

June 5, 2020 6:00 pm
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