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Oct 15 is Conflict Resolution Day

Did you know that the third Thursday of October is Conflict Resolution Day? Sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the day has been observed by peace educators, schools, mediators and other peacebuilding practitioners since its beginning in 2005.

For the last five years, a poetry contest has been held for students Grades 3-12. Students are invited to submit a poem in English about “building peace.” This is one way for language teachers and learners to get involved!

According to the ACR website, the purpose of the day is to:

  • Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving conflict;
  • Promote the use of conflict resolution in schools, families, businesses, communities, governments and the legal system;
  • Recognize the significant contributions of (peaceful) conflict resolvers; and
  • Obtain national synergy by having celebrations happen across the country and around the world on the same day.

Check out the resources on their website, including posters and classroom resources for educators and suggestions for activities to do in commemoration of Conflict Resolution Day.

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About clwoelk

Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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