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‘Search for Common Ground’ to Honor Catalysts for Healing the Legacy of US Slavery

David Works, Shay Banks-Young and Julia Jefferson Westerinen are joining past award winners Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and Muhammad Ali in receiving the 2010 Common Ground Award. For over a decade Search for Common Grounds (SFCG) has been conferring this award to honor achievements in conflict resolution, negotiation, community building, and Peacebuilding. Works, Banks-Young a ...More

Forum Held on Race Relations Meeting at the Table

When David Works traced his family roots back to Thomas Jefferson, he learned that some of his relatives were descendants of slaves. Works, who is white, learned that he has black cousins, and he wanted to meet them. That sent him and his family on a years-long journey of mending race relations. ...More

Colorado man chooses forgiveness

EMU Seminar Helped Works Rebuild Life By Tom Mitchell, Daily News-Record David Works speaks in university chapel Friday, Sept. 18, on his decision not to pursue revenge for his daughters’ murders but to work toward re ...More

David Works shares story of restoration after daughters’ murders

Author David Works will tell the story of his daughters’ murders and his decision to choose a restorative response to that tragedy. Works is a guest of EMU and will speak multiple times Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 and again during EMU’s university chapel on Friday, Sept. 18. Works and his wife Marie suffered the ultimate loss when their daughters – 18-year-ol ...More

Peacebuilder Focuses on Alumni Work in Kenya

The Fall / Winter issue of Peacebuilder, CJP’s alumni magazine, digs deep into the post-election violence in Kenya and the experiences of alumni in the field all over the world. Read more… ...More