Sankofa: Learning From Our Past to Transform Our Future Webinar Series 

Due to the continued COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines, CRM will be hosting the 2021 ’Sankofa: Learning From Our Past to Transform Our Future’ Conference as an online webinar series.  In addition to promoting physical health, physical distancing also adds to the divisions in our community and requires us to work harder to connect in other ways.  

CRM aspires to encourage imaginative ways of learning how to  ‘Heal the Divide” in all of our communities.  We will promote and continue the conversations in this online Sankofa:  Learning From Our Past to Transform Our Future webinar series. 

 Workshop Webinars and Online Conversation Events are every 2nd Saturday from April – Dec 2021, beginning with a FREE webinar on March 20th, 2021. 


Past webinars are available as recordings. 


Healing the Divide Webinar Series

First webinar featuring our Keynotes is on May 9th, 2020 

Webinars will be the 2nd Saturdays of each month May – Dec 2020

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 12:00 pm

Register to receive the ZOOM link to attend

About Conflict Resolution Minnesota(CRM)

Conflict Resolution Minnesota is a statewide Agency of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals based primarily in Minnesota. Our members practice in all facets of ADR, including mediation, community mediation, education mediation, restorative justice, court-sponsored mediation, and arbitration. We are a chapter of the International Association for Conflict Resolution.  We connect those in conflict with providers and connect providers with high-quality professional development. 

Every Year Conflict Resolution Minnesota (CRM) hosts an Annual conference.  This annual event is attended by many people who work with conflict in MN including Conflict Resolution Practitioners, Lawyers, Social Workers, Educators, Stakeholders and Students, Businesses, Non-profits, and People from all walks of life.

The CRM Conference 2021 will be hosted as a Webinar Series 

Once per month for 10 webinars

2nd Saturday of each month 10am – noon

                                                             March 20th Webinar is the 3rd Saturday and begins at Noon for 1 hour.

Conference Objectives:

  1. Defining our divisions and actionable steps to healing the divide
  2. Equitably engaging voices who are historically harmed
  3. Exploring culturally humbling conversations in diverse communities
  4. Confronting our Own Biases in our everyday work and life

The 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 10b, is a call to aid individuals and communities in resolving disagreements or difficulties around practices that impair human rights and thereby threaten peaceful relations. 

We are providing some handouts electronically on our website. Feel free to print them or bring your electronic device to view them in the session.

Continuing Education Credits: We will be applying for TBD Standard CLE, TBD Ethics CLE, TBD Elimination of Bias CLE

Submitting a Webinar Workshop Proposal

Who would you like to see at our conference this year?  What creative workshop do you have that is related to our conference theme and objectives?  Information and the submission form can be found HERE.  Workshop Proposal Forms can be submitted online or emailed to  

Help us Provide Scholarships

Help us provide scholarships to the conference and other CRM events in 2021 by sharing Sponsorship information to your networks.  Consider donating to the Webinar Scholarship Fund or as a Friend of CRM this year.  

To Apply for a Scholarship, contact 

Dr. Tamara Mattison

2020 Keynote Speakers Panel:

Keynote Speakers in the 2020 CRM Conference Webinar Series are subject matter experts in practicing a participatory approach with community and conflict.

Keynote event was May 9th, register to receive the recording.

With purchase of the Webinar Full-Series, you’ll receive recordings of any previous webinars at the time of purchase.

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Webinar Registration:

Membership pays for itself!

Members receive a discount code for $10 off each webinar

Students / AmeriCorps Members receive a discount code for $15 off

Can you help us make our goal of unlimited scholarships in 2020?

A Special Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors:

2020 Friends of CRM:

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