Conflict Resolution Minnesota  2022 Annual Conference 

Friday May 13th 8am – 2pm

Extending Grace: Accepting Accountability 

Andre Koen is the current president of Conflict Resolution MN (CRM). The board of CRM is planning our annual conference.

Announcing Ramsey County Attorney General, John Choi and Dr Reggie Edwards as our featured Keynote Speakers this year! 

8AM-8:50AM: John Choi, Ramsey County attorney General

Re-Imagining Justice: The Healing Power of Community-Based Accountability”

9AM-9:50AM:  Dr Reggie Edwards, City manager of Brooklyn Center, MN.  “Forged by Fire – Lessons Learned and Finding a Path Forward in Brooklyn Center”

 also presenting this year are:

10AM-10:50AM:  Kathy J Harowski & Amrita Prakaahana – Diversity Council, Rochester MN

“Becoming a Gracious Host”


10AM-10:50AM: Andre Koen – RevoHealth

“Allies, Advocates and Accomplices…Aligning to be Effective”

11AM-11:50AM: Jerome Treadwell, Teen Activists MN


11AM-11:50AM:  Sandra Moberg-Walls & Linda Freeman of CMRS Representatives

Facilitating Restorative Group Conferences – a space to make it right”

12PM-12:50AM:  Dr raj – Metropolitan State University  

“Transformation : Working at the Roots”


12PM-12:50PM: Louisa Hext – Consultants Hext

“Becoming the Hero of Your Forgiveness Story”

1PM-1:50PM: Saida Omar – CRC St Cloud MN 

“School Mediation and conflict coaching”


1PM-1:50PM: Brenda Burnside – CEO of “Let’s Circle Up” 

Restorative Services LLC

Justice is NOT a noun, until it IS a verb.  Until then it’s just rhetoric.”

We are hopeful that you will attend our workshops for this conference on the 13th of May, 2022. Your work and the many struggles to hold the criminal justice system accountable and bring a sense of hope and safety for the community are essential lessons for all who are working to address and end conflicts. 

The annual conference attracts legal, law enforcement, non-profit agencies to address conflicts, teachers, and other community professionals. We work to help transform the practices of entrenched systems can bring hope to many who are working in the halls of the criminal justice system and the trenches in our communities. We want people to extend grace, restore humanity and hold systems and actors accountable so that we can heal, practice racial justice and transform and humanize our communities. Our work to engage communities, help undo the knee of injustice and promote engagement and equity will inspire the attendees to extend Grace.

We are hopeful that you will consider accepting our invitation to our annual conference.


ACR Annual Conference.

A national gathering of ADR professionals.

October 2022  Exact dates and times will be published once they are available.

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