The Carson City Council has acknowledged the ongoing contributions of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding (NCRP) program at CSUDH in equipping future leaders with the tools they need to better combat hatred and racism in our local communities.
A proclamation marking Nov. 13-19 as LA vs. Hate – United Against Hate Week in Carson highlighted the work of the NCRP in providing a “supportive and friendly learning environment” that helps give students “practical skills and knowledge” that can be used in communities, businesses, and local governments to combat hate and promote inclusion and equity.
Councilman Cedric L. Hicks, Sr., a CSUDH alumnus, read the text of the proclamation during a City Council meeting on Nov. 15, flanked by Carson Mayer Lula Davis-Holmes, also a CSUDH alum, and Councilmembers Jim Dear, Jawane Hilton, and Arleen Bocatija Rojas.
“Hate should never be a way of expression. The week of November 13-19 is a start for each of us to begin anew and embrace our difference, and to celebrate our common way of hope,” said Hicks.
The NCRP program offers a bachelor’s degree and a fully online master’s degree that equip students with the requisite tools to pursue careers in dispute resolution-related careers including community development, counseling, law, labor relations, and many other fields.
“We promote access to justice in the larger fields of dispute resolution and restorative practices,” said NCRP department chair Brian Jarrett, adding that the strength of the program is its ability to foster collaboration between stakeholders in a wide array of disciplines and institutions.
Mayor Davis-Holmes, who received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in public administration from CSUDH, said that programs like NCRP are critical to preparing the next generation of leaders for the challenges of inclusive and equitable leadership.
“CSUDH is Carson’s university. By bestowing this proclamation on the NCRP program, we’re recognizing that it and other CSUDH programs enrich the civic, academic, and community life of our South Bay region. That’s something we’re really proud to commend,” said Davis-Holmes.