Join Mediation Specialist Tajaé Gaynor and Library Trustee Erik Brown for a discussion On Mediation: Creating Bonds of Tranquility in a World That Often Thrives on Calamity. They will discuss how mediation can transform conflict into peaceful resolutions and create a path through civil rights disputes.
Bronx native Tajaé Gaynor has made a huge impact on the lives of many young people while devoting his life to educating urban youth about the alternatives to violence. He has been the Director of the Westchester Rockland Mediation Center of CLUSTER since 2016. He developed a passion for Conflict Resolution over 25 years ago as a Junior High School peer mediator. Since then, Tajaé has worked with thousands of young people and adults teaching Conflict Resolution skills, Restorative Justice, and Mediation. Tajaé earned his bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has taken post-graduate courses in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. In 2004, Tajaé was honored with the James Boskey Award for outstanding youth leadership from the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR). He previously served on the Board of Directors (2010-2013) for ACR National and was the first Diversity and Equity Director appointed in the organization’s history.
Tajaé will be joined for this discussion by Library Trustee Erik Brown, who is on the Board’s Racial Equity & Social Justice Committee, and Garrison School trustee Jocelyn Apicello who is the chair of GUFS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.
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