Barbara L. Jones

Youth Violence Prevention Community Activist

February 8, 2017

How the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute teaches youth peace and conflict resolution skills

About the speaker

Community organizer, activist and youth-violence prevention advocate Barbara L. Jones is a lifelong Detroiter and a faculty instructor at Wayne State University, where she teaches Social Justice Activism for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Program. Barbara serves as a WSU Community Dispute Resolution Specialist, and has trained mediator credentials approved by the State Court Administrative Office of Michigan.

Barbara is the Program Director for the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, a WSU program that helps diverse high school youth from southeast Michigan learn peace and conflict resolutions skills. This program covers a wide array of subjects, including civic engagement, conflict resolution intervention, violence prevention, bullying, race relations, negotiation, leadership, diplomacy and social justice, among others.

Barbara earned a B.S. in Mass Communications from Rochester College and a M.A. degree in Conflict/Dispute Resolution from Wayne State University. She is the mother of two, Charmaine and Conte, and she has three grandchildren who currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.

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