Standing with Standing Rock at CUNY: Students use Social Media to Learn and Teach about Conflict and Nonviolent Resistance at Borough of Manhattan Community College

Communications Major, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 3: 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Using Standing Rock as a case study, students in the Conflict Resolution course apply peace and conflict theory using social media documentation. In groups, students researched, designed, and then presented on this movement in terms of power, nonviolence, conflict transformation, and dialogue to their peers in class. Several of their outstanding presentations will be highlighted in this panel by the CUNY students who created them.
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Speech, Communications, Theater Arts Department, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Jill Strauss, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Speech, Communications, and Theater Arts Department at BMCC where she teaches conflict resolution and communications. Her research involves the arts and restorative practices, analysis of narratives of difficult or contested histories, memory, and reconciliation. Her doctorate is from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland where she lived while doing her research and fieldwork. Dr. Strauss is a Fulbright Scholar and an active member of the Gender Working Group of Mediators Beyond Borders and the national racial reconciliation organization Coming to the Table. She is currently co-authoring a collection of narratives by descendants of enslaved people and enslavers.
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Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Natalie is native Californian who has had the opportunity to live and study in South Africa, Tanzania to Brazil and Mexico. She has in corporate public relations and is currently part of the social strategy team at SheSquad. In late 2016, she launched Anise Digital, an all-digital media agency that seeks to apply technology and social media development methods and implement proactive strategies through creative material for evolving communication, brand awareness and business growth. She is also an active marketing committee member for UN Women, the Metropolitan New York Chapter.
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Borough of Manhattan Community College
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Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Borough of Manhattan Community College
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Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Borough of Manhattan Community College
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Borough of Manhattan Community College
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Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

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