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New Frontiers in ADR Speaker Series: Grande Lum- RESCHEDULED
October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) invites you to join us for the latest speaker in our ongoing lunch and learn series exploring innovation and the future of dispute resolution. Learn more about the series on our website here.
Starting October 14, 2020, this one-hour virtual, lunchtime series will feature four different speakers over the course of the 2020-21 school year at UC Hastings Law. This event is open to the public, please register at the links below.
Grande Lum: Working on Community-Wide Reconciliation
(rescheduled from Oct. 7th)
Meet the co-author of “America’s Peacemakers“, Grande Lum, Provost of Menlo College and former Director of Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. This book tells the story of a federal agency within the Department of Justice that assists and mediates in communities as they reconcile and recover from discrimination, hate crimes, and unrest based on issues like race and religion.
This behind-the-scenes story looks at how a small federal agency made a big difference in civil rights conflicts over the last half century. In this second edition of Resolving Racial Conflict: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights, 1964–1989, Grande Lum continues Bertram Levine’s excellent scholarship, expanding the narrative to consider the history of the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the U.S. Department of Justice over the course of the last three decades. That the Trump administration has sought to eliminate CRS gives this book increased urgency and relevance.
Covered in this expanded edition are the post–9/11 efforts of the CRS to prevent violence and hate crimes against those perceived as Middle Eastern. Also discussed are the cross-border Elián González custody dispute and the notable tragedies of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, both of which brought police interaction with communities of color back into the spotlight.
Flyer with discount purchase code for the book here.
Provost Lum enjoys writing, teaching and working on issues that helps people and communities work together in more constructive ways. Prior to joining Menlo, he was Director of the Divided Community Project (DCP) at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Previously, Grande Lum was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2012 as the Director of the Community Relations Service (CRS), an agency within the Department of Justice. Before joining CRS, Grande Lum was a clinical professor at the UC Hastings Law, where he directed the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR).
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