Mediators Beyond Borders International Los Angeles Regional Group (MBBI-LA) was created in 2007 to bring the core vision and mission of MBBI to Southern California, where members living in this region could meet regularly to develop their skills and to offer services to local communities, as well as to collaborate with local partners.
MBBI-LA was the founding group of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). MBBI-LA was started by internationally renowned mediator and peacemaker Kenneth Cloke with the goal of bringing mediation and alternative dispute resolution to the world’s conflict zones.
Our focus is both local and international, with members working on a variety of mediation and facilitation projects.
Recent MBBI-LA work includes the hosting of Peace Conversation Facilitation Training the graduates of which will practice their learned skills at the Peace in the South Bay, an international interfaith event on‘Is Religion a Pathway or An Obstacle to Peace.’ Click here to read more.
Watch a video from our April 2017 meeting on The Intersection of Immigration & Community Dialogue: Where Information Meets Community Conversation.
Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of every month, from 11 am-1 pm PDT (2 pm – 4 pm EST).
Visitors and guests are welcome. Contact us for more information.
MBBI-LA Coordinating Committee
- Estera Borsca, Chair
- Roy Clark, Treasurer
- Danielle Claypool, Executive Assistant
- Maryann Iwuorie, Communications Officer
- Carissa Ciampaglia, Peace Synergist
MBBI-LA Regional Group Welcome Letter and Forms
MBBI-LA Upcoming Events
Ongoing – Days of Dialogue
As a result of the nationwide controversy surrounding events that occurred between police officers and the public in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York, Cleveland and Los Angeles, Days of Dialogue, a nonprofit organization, is hosting a series of community-based discussions with the people of Los Angeles and cooperating law enforcement agencies. MBBI-LA is joining in this effort. These dialogues will endeavor to uphold the principals of mutual respect and human dignity. In an effort to prevent further violence these facilitative dialogues will help shape the future of our community.