The Good News
Pg 4 - The Sunshine Express
2012 October
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Solving Disputes
Listen. Talk. Work It Out
Governor Hickenlooper noted earlier this month
that, "In Colorado, we do things differently, we
work together, we collaborate..."
In a statewide effort to promote more civil com-
munities and encourage constructive problem
solving across the state, the Governor, the State
Assembly, and 26 cities and counties have pro-
claimed October as Conflict Resolution Month
in Colorado.
Now in its eighth year, Conflict Resolution
Month promotes broadening perspectives and
using collaborative options to solve disputes.
The campaign promotes alternative dispute
resolution through educational events, celebra-
tions, workshops, art exhibits, conferences,
proclamations, and endorsements.
In October 2011, 2,000 Coloradans took part
in 35 events. Events planned for October 2012
include two conferences, various workshops
and classes, a photo exhibit, a poetry slam, and
other programs. A complete event calendar can
Free Family Fun Fair
ages 2-12. On Friday evening, Jim Salestrom per-
be found at
forms a FREE Teddy Bear Concert from 6-7p. Kids
Annually, Conflict Resolution Month suggests
The Xfinity Free Family Fun Fair comes to Vail for
are encouraged to bring their teddy bears for this
a book and a movie to help demonstrate pro-
the first time on Friday, October 19 and Saturday,
entertaining and interactive concert. On Saturday,
ductive alternatives. This year's book selection
October 20 at Dobson Arena. Now in its 7th year,
from 10a-3p, families will enjoy FREE activi-
is Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Frame-
and hosted by NRC365 Event Management, FFFF
ties such as quad bungee jumper, climbing wall,
work for Strengthening Relationships by Bever-
offers FREE fun for families with young children
bouncy castles, inflatable giant slides and
ly Title, a Colorado author. This year's movie is
obstacle courses, photo
Bully, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award
booth, face painting,
winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch.
arts and crafts, scare-
Conflict Resolution Month planners and sup-
crow making with the
porters include a coalition of 70 organizations,
Vail Library, emergency
municipalities, and individuals. The planners in
know-how and much
cities across the state are an all-volunteer group
more. In addition to the
from universities, the Alternative Dispute Reso-
Fun Fair FREE activi-
lution Section of the Colorado Bar Association,
ties, parents can register
the Mediation Association of Colorado, The
to win a children's
Conflict Center, PeaceJam, community
programs, busi-
nesses, private
practitioners of
dispute resolution,
and many other
organizations. To
find an event taking
place near you this
October, visit our
website at www.
Winston Davis - Poet Photographer