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September 2019

KIPCOR Film Series: Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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The new academic year is upon us, and with it comes a fresh round of movies for the 2019-20 KIPCOR Film Series! We will fire up the projector on Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium to screen the film, "Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home." This highly-acclaimed film examines the plight of the homeless through the eyes of eight individuals trying to make a life for themselves within their Los Angeles community of homelessness. The filmmakers…

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“Widening the Lens of Nonviolence” 2019 Campaign Nonviolence  National Week of Action

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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KIPCOR is joining with Peace Connections and  the Bethel College Office of Student Affairs to present a series of events for the 2019 Campaign Nonviolence National Week of Action. Please join us for these events! All activities are free & open to the public     Sunday Sept. 8 (3:00 PM) - “LOST ANGELS” KIPCOR Film Series - Krehbiel Auditorium, Bethel College, North Newton This highly-acclaimed film examines the plight of the homeless through the eyes of eight individuals trying to make…

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HOPE Fall Session 2019

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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HOPE consists of five interactive, skill-building, educational classes designed to reduce the negative impact of divorce or separation conflict on children by helping parents learn healthy habits for more positive co-parenting. * Understand your child’s right and need to love both parents * Focus on your child’s needs instead of your own desires * Recognize relationship transitions * Develop effective communication skills * Minimize conflict & manage emotions * Create healthier boundaries while building trust & respect This class consists of four sessions:  September 16 and…

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Poverty Simulation – Peace Connections

Memorial Hall, Bethel College, North Newton, KS 67117, 300 E 27th St.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Fast-forward through a month in the life of a family living with low resources Participate in guided role play. Discuss realities and the violence of poverty. Be part of the solution!

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Raw Tools Presentation

Memorial Hall, Bethel College, North Newton, KS 67117, 300 E 27th St.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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In this presentation during Bethel College Service Day, Raw Tools will do an interactive presentation. RAWtools, Inc. partners with communities in an effort to repurpose weapons for productive lifelong purpose. The materials from the weapon will be forged into new tools. Each weapon will be connected to its new purpose, creating a story that will travel with the new tool. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the public will have the opportunity to share stories of the impact of gun…

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Resident Mural Community Cookout and Raw Tools Demonstration; Film: Inside Peace

First Church of God, 620 Fairview Ave
Newton, KS 67114 United States
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Following an early evening cookout and presentation by the group Raw Tools, we will move inside the church for a screening of the film, “Inside Peace.” This 57-minute documentary focuses on four convicted criminals whose pre-incarcerated lives were filled with violence and addiction.  During their time in prison, these individuals attended a Peace Class and began a struggle to rebuild their lives from the inside out.  Thanks to the class and the support of people inside and outside prison, these…

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KIPCOR EVENT – Palwasha Kakar, guest speaker

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us at KIPCOR's Kaufman House offices as we host Palwasha Kakar, KIPCOR and Bethel College Alumna, as she speaks on, "Women's Role in Ending Violence and Building Peace: Reflections from Afghanistan and the U.S Institute of Peace"  Palwasha L. Kakar is the senior program officer for religion and inclusive societies at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Kakar’s distinguished career began in Newton, KS where she earned a degree in Religion and Global Studies from Bethel College, and served…

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November 2019

Advanced Restorative Schools Training – Repairing Harm

Many schools have begun implementing restorative practices as a foundation for a positive school climate and community-building. Successfully implementing the values of restorative justice beyond Tier 1 in situations of harm and severe conflict (often seen at MTSS/PBIS Tier 2 and 3) entails a further set of skills. This training will provide participants the opportunity to learn, build, and practice the skills needed to facilitate problem-solving and harm-repair circles and address situations of severe conflict. In this two-day interactive training,…

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December 2019

KIPCOR Shorts 2019

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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"KIPCOR Shorts" is a new design of our signature annual CME/CEU Shorts Day. We explore critical professional practice issues in mediation and conflict resolution. The training day is prepared for mediators and those interested in conflict resolution-related practices. This year we will host short talks (Ignite or PechaKucha style) on conflict resolution from practitioners and researchers, while also experiencing the circle process and open space sessions with YOUR "hot topics." You won't want to miss this participant-centered learning event! Approved…

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January 2020

Practical Skills for Managing Group and Organizational Conflict – January 2020

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Conflict within organizations, from workgroups to whole organizations and communities, can be a critical drain on resources or a major source of growth and creativity. This course focuses on the dynamics of groups and organizations of all sizes, models of both inter- and intra-group conflict and practical intervention techniques. Topics include designing and managing effective meetings and decision-making processes; techniques for large- and small-group problem-solving; and facilitation for consensus. CME and CEU Credit pending; Academic credit available (SSC 461) A…

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