20210430 | 34th PMC | What's Next! The Peer Mediation Adventure Continues | Closing Panel

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34th Peer Mediation Conference, Adventures in Peer Mediation What's Next! The Peer Mediation Adventure Continues, Closing Panel The Peer Mediation Con...

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34th Peer Mediation Conference, Adventures in Peer Mediation
What's Next! The Peer Mediation Adventure Continues, Closing Panel

The Peer Mediation Conference has been bringing together youth peer mediators for over thirty years. This is the first year the conference has gone virtual to connect peer mediators around Hawai’i and others aspiring to develop their own peer mediation program.

Terminology
-Peer mediation is problem solving by youth with youth. It is a process by which two or more students involved in a dispute meet in a private, safe and confidential setting to work out problems with the assistance of a trained student mediator.
-A mediator is a person who mediates—helps to settle a dispute or create agreement when there is conflict between two or more people or groups by acting as an intermediary or go-between for those parties. The act or process of mediating is called mediation.
-Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process wherein a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates a discussion between the parties to promote the voluntary resolution of disputes.

The Session
Join us to celebrate the conclusion of the Peer Mediation Conference with alumni peer mediators who will discuss how their training contributed to their current personal lives and in their professional careers.

About Moderator

Katie Ranney is a peacebuilder, facilitator, and conflict resolver, who is currently working as the Special Programs Coordinator of the Mediation Center of the Pacific. As an independent facilitator and communication consultant for the last 13 years, Katie has worked mostly with nonprofits and government agencies to create substantial plans to strengthen and advance their endeavors. She is interested in the development and practice of empathy, as well as how digital communication helps groups connect and organize, and hopes to apply it to her work at home in Hawai‘i.

About Panelists

Randall was in peer mediation throughout his time at Kaua‘i High School where he graduated as valedictorian. He earned his Bachelor's in Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Southern California. Combining his interests in politics, effective communication and psychology to better the community, Randall now works with the State of Hawai‘i Office of the Governor on Kaua‘i as a Constituent Services Specialist.

Fuatino Manu is a Farrington alumni that earned her Bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Central Missouri. Fuatino is currently a social worker at Farrington High School's Teen Center. She became a peer mediator as a freshman and had conducted multiple mediations on campus throughout her high school career and was even given the opportunity to train her fellow classmates on how to become a peer mediator. Becoming a peer mediator allowed her to feel safe and connected to the campus and her peers and build connections with a diverse group of people. It has also allowed her to assess and understand all points of views to help her peers determine a solution and she has been fortunate to use her mediation skills at her last employment with at risk youth on multiple school campuses on Oahu.

Tricia Manzano background in peer mediation was in her senior year at Farrington High School were the social workers Ms. Gwen and Ms. Alison were the mentors that introduced her to the program. Tricia is currently in her senior year at Western Oregon University taking classes remotely online during this pandemic and working as a hostess at a restaurant in Kaka’ako.

Masaniga Sakaio is an alumna of Farrington High School where she peer mediated for three years. She is currently a first year student at Kapiʻolani Community College working on getting into the medical assistance program.

Stephanie Sang first encountered and trained as a peer mediator in Florida’s Dover Shores Elementary School. Those skills continually helped her to navigate the different spaces she entered whether it was a middle school classroom with AmeriCorps’ City Year or as a TEFL instructor in Madagascar. Currently, she is the Peace Corps recruiter at UH Mānoa.

Hosted by the Matsunaga Institute for Peace in partnership with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans aka Club 100, Ceeds of Peace, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Conflict Resolution Alliance, Department for Educational Administration-UH Mānoa, East-West Center Leadership Program, Farrington High School, Hawai'i State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Institute for Climate and Peace, Kailua High School, Kaua'i Economic Opportunity, Ku'ikahi Mediation Center, Lōkahi Foundation, Maui Mediation Services, MediationWorks, Peace Corps, REAL Innovative Connections, Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset Teach For America Hawai'i, The Mediation Center of the Pacific, and West Hawai'i Mediation Center.

To learn more about the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, visit us at https://peaceinstitute.manoa.hawaii.edu/.
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