The JAMS/NAFCM 2016 Mini-Grant/Incentive Support Track III will focus on Navigating Cultural Differences. Your community mediation center may use this focus as part of a preventive strategy—through mediation, facilitated dialogue, and training—cultural differences need not become polarizing differences. This could include facilitated dialogues to increase understanding and removing cultural and religious barriers. This could also include mediating disputes which in part may arise from the misperceptions and stereotypes one party has of the other, discrimination based on religious or cultural appearances, sexual harassment, harassment, communal tensions, bullying, workplace discrimination, housing discrimination, and access to time/space to practice religious beliefs. Conflict prevention, education, and creating educational programs for our community is a needed resource as well.
The Bidders' Conference on April 29th will be an opportunity to raise questions for clarity about the instructions, the questions to which you are being asked to respond as well anything else that pertains the application, selection or implementation process.
You can register for the Bidders' Conference by clicking here.