Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Hosts October Art Walk Open House

The changing colors of the leaves is a sight to behold.


Submitted by Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) invites community members to celebrate Conflict Resolution Month at the WDRC Art Walk Open House on Friday, October 3, from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at 13 Prospect St. Suite 201.

From 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., WDRC Executive Director, Moonwater will teach a free conflict resolution workshop, open to the public. From 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., people are welcome to stop by, enjoy featured artwork, live music by the Heebie Jeebies, refreshments, kid’s activities, and learn about the conflict prevention and intervention services provided by the WDRC. Featured artists displaying work at the Center’s Art Walk Open House include: Mary Jo Maute, Meredith Blume, Mila Faulkner, Ronna Biggs, and Trish Harding.

The WDRC Art Walk Open House corresponds with Conflict Resolution Month and takes place one day after the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who inspired international commitment to non-violence. Nearly 66 years after his assassination, his teachings of kindness and compassion resonate across the world and influence practices of centers such as the WDRC in promoting collaborative and constructive approaches to conflict. The Association for Conflict Resolution states, “October has become a time to promote and celebrate peaceful conflict resolution practices worldwide.”

The WDRC promises a celebratory and engaging evening for individuals of all ages and backgrounds; particularly citing the event as a perfect opportunity for those who are curious about what the WDRC does, or who are interested in conflict resolution and communication. Mayor Linville concurred when she shared, “The Dispute Resolution Center provides a valuable asset to our community by helping resolve a wide range of disputes. Their highly skilled mediators help strengthen our community by creatively and proactively resolving challenges.” 

No registration is required but RSVPs to outreach@whatcomdrc.org or at www.whatcomdrc.org are appreciated for the training.

The WDRC is a non-profit dedicated to providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation, and community education. More information can be found at www.whatcomdrc.org or by calling 360-676-0122.


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