The Democracy, Politics, and Conflict Engagement (DPACE) Project grew out of the focused efforts of MBBI members who want to provide social change movements and organizations with the internal capacity to address conflict. The team developed the Conflict Literacy Framework as one tool organizations could use and have continued to build connections and relationships with individuals and organizations both in the US and in other countries.
After getting a solid start within MBBI, DPACE is now moving on as a separate organization. MBBI and DPACE will continue to stay in close touch and will collaborate as relevant possibilities arise. The work of both organizations is deeply needed in this world.
Their new website is http://www.dpaceinitiative.org/
Words like ‘freedom,’ ‘justice,’ and ‘democracy’ are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous, and above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply. – James Baldwin