Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Conflict Resolution Day Tree

Today is Conflict Resolution Day. According to the Association for Conflict Resolution's (ACR) website, ACR created Conflict Resolution Day in 2005 "in order to increase public awareness about conflict resolution and its many benefits. ACR coordinated its efforts with other conflict resolution organizations and reached out to local, state and international groups to build interest in holding local celebrations in conjunction with Conflict Resolution Day. Events were held in Canada, Portugal, and 22 U.S. states. Also in the United States, a number of counties, cities and states adopted proclamations designating day- or week-long conflict resolution celebrations."

"In March 2006, ACR’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution designating the third Thursday in October as Conflict Resolution Day. Going forward, Conflict Resolution Day will always be held on the third Thursday of October. This year the event will be on October 19, 2006. To read the resolution, click here."
For mediators or members of the public who are interested in adding their names in support of conflict resolution, you can follow this link to

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