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Development of Community Mediation in Response to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Chapter 10

  • 16 Aug 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Via Zoom Meeting

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Development of Community Mediation in Response to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Chapter 10

Monday, August 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM CST (12:00 PM EST) - 12:00 PM CST (1:00 PM EST)

1 hour CME General Mediation Issues/1 hour CLE GEN

This online meeting's focus is on the organic development of community mediation from the 1964 Civil Rights Act to today.


D.G. Mawn, M.A., J.D., is the current President of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), founded in 1994 by community mediation centers. These centers were created by their communities to support Section 10 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This Act institutionalized the concept and need for peacemakers in America, using mediative responses to help communities address disturbances, disagreements, and disruptions among them. 

As president, Mr. Mawn supports the efforts of NAFCM's members to amplify the voice, aggregate the wisdom, and advance the work of community mediation across the continent. Since 2014, he has guided the NAFCM Learning Community, which is funded through the JAMS Foundation. The areas of focus have included:  veterans, law enforcement, immigrants, foster care, the older adult, housing insecurity, formerly incarcerated adults, young adults and community cohesion and security. He also serves for the Foundation as the grant's manager with the Association for Conflict Resolution. He currently serves as co-convenor of the TRUST Network, developed to create a braided forum for the strengthening and expanding the possibility for community cohesion and security infrastructure. Mr. Mawn serves, as well, as senior consultant through Intuitive Synergies LLC in Louisville, Kentucky. He co-developed the Cultural Intuitiveness™ process. Currently, he works at the state level with the State of Indiana's Division of Mental Health and Addictions to embed these tools and processes into their comprehensive system redesign and program implementation, in order to strengthen their ability to create connected and healthy communities. He received his law degree from DePaul University School of Law.

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