A Path Forward Initiative

A Path Forward

When given the tools necessary to communicate effectively and a shared space to listen and be heard, people can work across differences to find common solutions to their most pressing problems.

The National Conflict Resolution Center has always helped individuals move beyond conflict, so when our San Diego community was devastated by hate crimes in two houses of worship in 2019, we heard over and over: Where do we go from here?

A Path Forward began bringing diverse members of the local community together to build relationships and develop common ground in dialogue sessions. A year later, as the nation grappled with a pandemic, and the murder of George Floyd forced a broader reckoning of systemic racial injustice, NCRC remained steadfast in knowing we move forward by working together, getting to know people across our differences, and showing up when they are suffering.

As we continued local circles and trainings, we expanded our role as conveners nationally, launching the A Path Forward National Dialogue Series.

From seeing past our political divisions to lifting up women in the systems that power our nation, the first year of the series brought thousands of people together virtually to hear thought leaders and participate in follow-up programs to empower themselves to transform their communities.

National Dialogue Series launched in 2020

We tackle society’s most pressing problems through dialogue and the hard work of connecting across our differences.

Arthur Brooks explored solutions for overcoming our political polarization in the wake of the 2020 election

A Path Forward brings national thought leaders together with NCRC’s world-class tools and resources to give audience members the skills they need to be upstanders in our communities.

National Conflict Resolution Center empowers individuals and transforms cultures. Conflicts arise in every aspect of life – at home and work, in classrooms and communities. Your support ensures that the tools and trainings that help transform conflict into resolution are available to both individuals and systems locally and across the country.

For more information on how you can partner to bring communities together to address our most pressing issues, call David Jay at 619-238-2400 x229.