Conflict Resolution Day is a global event, intended to promote the concept of peaceful conflict resolution and was created in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). It takes place on the 21st October each year. The main purpose of Conflict Resolution Day is to increase awareness of the various peaceful, non-violent methods of conflict resolution available. What are these non-violent methods? Mediation Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialised communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal
Thanks to “you know what” and various other constraints, our Planting Trees for a Brilliant Future project has taken the best part of the last year and culminated on Sunday 10th October, with a small group of members from our Planet subgroup attended the Falkland Road site of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust to plant 61 saplings there.
I’m left-handed, what’s your super power? And who knew left-handed people had a special day once a year on 13th August? I certainly didn’t and I suspect I am not alone. Before you are tempted to move on here are a few facts that may interest you or which may be be useful in your next pub quiz.
Club Friendship Link Coordinator, Alyson muses on friendship and what it means to us as human beings and Soroptimists…
Communications Officer Louie marks Nelson Mandela Day 2021 and considers what it means, then and now…On 18 July every year, the United Nations invites you to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in your communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.
On Saturday fifth of June 2021 Lichfield and District Soroptimists ran their first online planet conference entitled Global Challenges, Local Action…Here’s a summary of what went on…
It’s National Vegetarian Week! Committing to eating less meat can help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions we produce. Plant-based food is a healthy option but it’s also delicious too….Nothing bland or boring here! You can join the Veggie Challenge or just build in more plant based meals to your regular diet. Here’s a few ideas taken from our Club Cook Book (which is work in progress) to take you beyond National Vegetarian Week:
CSW65 – report from ‘first time attendee Marisha Place, SI Lichfield & District Due to the pandemic the conference was being transmitted virtually which gave me the opportunity to attend as it is held in New York, USA. I had to be approved and give a photograph of myself. It sounds silly but it fed my excitement for the week and made me feel so important. I decided to attend some training on what to expect and how to obtain the most experience from the week. It was worthwhile, and when put into breakout rooms I was fortunate enough to be partnered with two senior Soroptimists and a young woman who had mobility restrictions from an organisation that empowers women with disabilities. I had not thought about how positive the world becoming more virtual would be to someone with disabilities until she explained that everything
Outgoing Club President Jenny McLelland looks back over a VERY different year in the Soroptimist calendar. We’ve all lived in “interesting times” that’s for sure, and despite that, some huge positives and achievements have come about…
Today is the International Day of Human Space Flight. Louie Clegg reminisces on the 1969 moon landing and the history of women in space… It was July 1969 my last year at junior school when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. As a class we were sooooo excited as we were allowed to watch it ‘live’ on the television in the classroom. A television in the class what were they thinking?!