Mediators Beyond Borders International’s United Nations Multilateral Working Group (UNMWG) and MBBI-NY are offering an interactive event on women, mediation, and trauma. This event, co-facilitated by Prabha Sankaranarayan, President and CEO of MBBI, and Elizabeth Clemants, Founder and Executive Director of Hidden Water, will take place on TBD at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice on 899 10th Avenue (at 59th St.) New York, NY 10019.
This event will provide participants with an introduction to mediation, dialogue, and collaboration skills building, and will feature subject matter experts on mediation who will facilitate a discussion on women, peacebuilding, healing and trauma.
This event, co-sponsored by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is free and open to the general public.
Prabha Sankaranarayan is the President and CEO of MBBI. She is a conflict transformation practitioner who has mediated, facilitated and trained in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the USA. Her public and private sector work includes conflict analysis for public/private partnerships, consultation & assessment for industrial development zones, design and implementation of trainings for multinational corporations; interfaith dialogues as well as facilitation of multi-stakeholder mediations. Prabha is actively involved in regional, national and international civic activities focused on civil liberties, sexual violence prevention, conflict mitigation & mediation and the recovery and rehabilitation of trauma survivors. She is an Adjunct Professor at Washington and Jefferson College. She designs programs and interventions, trains and delivers presentations (nationally and internationally) on the impact of family and community violence, the intersection of trauma and peace-building, restorative justice, conflict resolution, mediation, and transitional justice. She speaks English, Tamil, and Hindi. Enjoys travel, hiking, and rafting.
Elizabeth Clemants is the Founder and Executive Director of Hidden Water, a not-for-profit organization that uses a restorative justice model to interrupt the cycle of childhood sexual abuse and the resulting harm in families, communities, and society. She is also a shaman, a mediator, and conflict resolution trainer who runs her own organization called Planning Change where she supports individuals and organizations through an important change. She is married to an amazing man, living in Brooklyn and the mother of three beautiful little people, which is her most rewarding work.