Until risks associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have abated, all of our trainings and events will be virtual. Please register at the following links and a Zoom video conference link will be emailed to you before the training or event begins. If you have any questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Introduction to Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) for Cultural Competence, Racial Healing and Equity
Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience--the STAR Training
Minnesota Peacebuilding Film: Dawnland
Introduction to Resilience and Self-Care: Training for Practice in Everyday Life
Introduction to Talking Circles for Building Community Trust and Peace
PAST EVENTS AND TRAININGS: Check back soon!
Peacebuilding Training and Circle Facilitators:
Crixell Shell, MS, Executive Director, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (i.e. Peacebuilding) and Local Coming to the Table (CTTT) Racial Healing Talking Circle Group Leader, is a cisgender, African American woman with a professional legal and technology background. She was in the first Minnesota Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) training cohort in 2010 and, since then she has been an integral part of the development of the STAR Training and CTTT in Minnesota. Crixell facilitates multiple CTTT gatherings a month, and she is on the national CTTT leadership team.
Donna Minter, PhD, Founder of Peacebuilding, is a European American cisgender woman. She is a licensed psychologist who has practiced pediatric neuropsychology for over 25 years in outpatient and inpatient clinics and educational settings. For 19 years she has conducted court-ordered mental health evaluations and provided expert court testimony in the State of Wisconsin. She is a Certified STAR Trainer and she administers, implements, and conducts trainings and talking circles in Minnesota, throughout the USA, and internationally.
Gemma Eissa, Program Coordinator and Trainer-in-Training, Gemma comes to Peacebuilding with a background in communications and fundraising/development. Her previous work with nonprofits has focused on reproductive justice, the intersections of the immigration and criminal legal systems, voter engagement, education and literacy, and more. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work from St. Catherine University.