This ground-breaking resource is for anyone, of any race or heritage, who stands ready to make progress toward equity and justice, by offering a creative vision and a practical blueprint for an inclusive, multicultural future for all those involved in conflict transformation, community mediation, and peace building.
S.Y. Bowland, JD, is a founder of the Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute and co-edited the anthology Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice. She was born and raised in Harlem and earned her J.D. from the National Law Center at George Washington University. She is a skilled ADR and Restorative Processes Practitioner. She has taught at the high school, undergraduate and graduate educational levels. Hasshan Batts, DHSc, MSW, is a prison survivor, healer, son, father, brother, husband, grandfather and friend. Hasshan is a Community Epidemiologist, community based participatory researcher, and leading expert on Trauma Informed Care, Violence Prevention, Reentry and Community Engagement. Hasshan is the Executive Director of the Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley, adjunct professor, Lehigh University post-doctoral Research fellow, Rider-Pool Collective Impact fellow, and a distinguished Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leader. Hasshan has been featured in numerous interviews, documentaries and short films and he delivered a TEDX Talk on The Healing Power of Radical Welcome. Hasshan holds a joint MSW from North Carolina A&T and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a post graduate certificate in Global Health and Doctorate in Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Beth Roy, PhD, mediates organizations and communities confronting challenges to diversity. She teaches workshops on ways to talk and listen across differing identities. Her published works include Some Trouble with Cows: Making Sense of Social Conflict and 41 Shots...and Counting: What Amado Diallo Teaches Us about Policing, Race, and Justice. She co-edited the anthology Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice.. She is a co-founder of the Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute. Mary Adams Trujillo, PhD, is emeritus professor of intercultural communication and conflict transformation at North Park University. She is a co-founder of the Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute and co-edited the anthology Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice. She conducts programs in intercultural dialogue and spiritual practice in community settings.