Welcome to the class that helps improve your life & the world !

Introduction to Conflict Resolution

Poli Sci/Psych/Comm 6 homepage for Leah Halper's students






Skills Forum

Study sheets


Living lightly & locally

Nonviolence Since Gandhi


The Mediation Process

Santa Clara County Office of Dispute Resolution




updated 31 August 2015

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Office Hours fall 2015--Social Science 108

Mon 2:15-3, Tues 10:15-11, Weds. 11:15-noon, Thurs 12:45-1:30

Note: Your book is now on reserve at the Gavilan library front desk!You may want to check to see if you can get your text locally at BookSmart in Morgan Hill, www.mybooksmart.com , 80 E 2nd St., Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (408) 778-6467. Also, thank JESSICA for finding the first 18 pages online at http://books.google.com/books?id=w-JFDkEHJZ0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=getting+to+resolution&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XJkGVMr8DLHZigK8t4DgDw&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=falseAlso see how to save $ on books. 

Need help with college costs?Scholarship applications may be found online at www.gavilan.edu/finaid.

Extra Credit Opportunities

GREEN FESTIVAL. Don't miss this amazing event, part education, part green shopping, part spectacle. It can change your life! April and November in SF. See http://www.greenfestivals.org/sf/updates/

FOOTPRINT. In the spirit of Gandhi, figure out how heavy an ecological footprint you leave, and report the results to me with information on whether or what this inspires you to change: http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/index.htm

VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY. Consider the link by Duane Elgin, founder of the Voluntary Simplicity movement, very much in Gandhi's footsteps. Write: which of the ten simplicities would you be willing to and able to try? Which would be hard for you, and why? http://www.simpleliving.net/webofsimplicity/the_garden_of_simplicity.asp

LOVE & CHOCOLATE. Do something to stop slave child labor in the cocoa harvest of Africa, upon which most of the chocolate industry in the world is based. Go tohttp://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/cocoa/ and take some of the suggested actions; document what you do to turn it in for extra credit

GARDENING--BREAD LABOR. Organic Home Garden Program! Valley Verde, a SJose nonprofit, offers free materials, classes, and all support for you to plant and harvest some fine homegrown foods! Includes a raised bed, drip irrigation system, and classes. Open to renters and homeowners. Children welcome. Space limited so sign up soon. Call Laura Espinoza, (510) 529-­-9041 or email, laura@valleyverde.org . For more information visit www.valleyverde.org