Please note: April 11 is the new date for this event.
Relationships Across Difference:
A Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard
Free & open to the public | Donations gratefully accepted at the door
The Human Connection | April 11 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
All Souls Interfaith Gathering
291 Bostwick Farm Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Join moderator Fran Stoddard, Vermont PBS producer/host, for a provocative three-part series exploring relationships across difference. Distinguished guests will discuss difference from diverse perspectives and how engagement with the natural world, each other, and diverse spiritual traditions may bridge the divide. The series is a collaboration between All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Pierson Library, Shelburne Farms, and Shelburne Museum. Supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council, with media sponsorship from RETN Vermont, Channel 16.
The evening’s guests include Susanne Terry, founder of the Woodbury College and Champlain College mediation programs; and Lisa Bedinger, co-coordinator of the South Burlington Community Justice Center.
Susanne Terry is a mediator, facilitator, organizational consultant and trainer working out of Danville, VT. She is the founder of the Woodbury College and Champlain College meditation programs. She has worked throughout the United States as well as in Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Italy and Ghana. Susan and her husband Steve Parker developed an integrated approach to public conflict which grew out of concepts and principles of nature and sustainable land management. Susan is currently involved in a publication project with Rowan and Littlefield publishers.
Lisa Bedinger is the co-ordinator of the South Burlington Community Justice Center (SBCJC) which provides opportunities to address crime and conflict as a community, at the local level, through a restorative justice approach. the SBCJC is a department of the South Burlington Police Department of the City of South Burlington. Community member volunteers, who are trained in restorative practices, are integral to the functioning of the SBCJC.