SCI CEO Bill Johnson was the guest of SCI Associate Sarah Read, an adjunct law professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, for a video conference during the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Mediation Week. ABA’s theme for this event was, “Exploring the Spectrum of Mediation from Rookie to Veteran.” Mayor Johnson was asked to participate as a “veteran” with considerable insight on the process of mediation in helping communities through conflict.
This session was proposed by Professor Read, in response to the continued unrest in Ferguson, MO following the tragic killing of Michael Brown. Johnson spoke extensively about similar situations he had dealt with in his 12 years as Mayor and earlier as Urban League Director.
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