How can learning about each others’ stories foster healthier communities? In our inaugural episode, we explore the history of the Vital Village Network (VVN) in Boston and one of its central community-led initiatives, the Social Justice Mediation Program (SJMP). Entering its 6th year, SJMP has trained hundreds of community members in conflict resolution skills that can be used at home, in the workplace, in schools, and beyond. We spoke with VVN staff and SJMP co-leaders to learn about their approach to navigating power, identity, and stories in reducing conflicts and fostering healthier relationships across families, schools, and neighborhoods.
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Produced by: Ronda Alexander and Diana Rivera
Edited by: Diana Rivera
Music By: Morgan Breland
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