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Introduction to Peacemaking Circles with Kay Pranis

  • Teachers College 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

The Center for Justice at Columbia University will host an Introduction to Peacemaking Circles training* with Kay Pranis:
Thursday-Friday, March 29-30
9:30AM - 4:30PM
 each day (both days are required.)
Teachers College
1255 Amsterdam Avenue

The cost for the training is $200, which includes a light breakfast each day. Space is limited.

The Peacemaking Circle training is an opportunity for anyone interested in conflict resolution, community building or restorative justice to increase their skills and knowledge for having difficult conversations.

The peacemaking circle is a dialogue process useful for increasing understanding among different perspectives and for creating effective solutions to long-standing issues of conflict or disconnection. The circle strives to create an environment safe for every participant to express their point of view and nurtures the possibility of finding win-win solutions for the benefit of all. Circles have been used in schools, families, workplaces, neighborhoods, faith communities, social services and the justice system. 

Kay Pranis worked for the Minnesota Dept. of Corrections for nine years between 1994 and 2003 as the Restorative Justice Planner. It was in that position that she learned about and began her focus on Circles. Kay has authored and co- authored several books about Circles, is an adjunct professor and has a particular interest in the use of circles to support social justice.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions about the training, please email Cameron at

*Please note, this is an introductory training for folks that are new to Peacemaking. If you have prior Circle-keeping experience, we encourage you to contact Planning Change about their Mastery Training in April.