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Cultivating Common Ground 2012 - Empowering our Communities through Renewal

Thursday, October 18, 2012
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Event Type:
SEEDS Community Resolution Center
1968 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Location Details:
HS Lordships Restaurant in Berkeley Marina. 199 Seawall Drive
Berkeley, CA 94710


Cultivating Common Ground - Empowering Communities through Renewal

National Conflict Resolution Day - October 18th, 2012
Hs. Lordships Restaurant
199 Seawall Drive | Berkeley, CA

Keynote Speaker: Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

Fr. Gregory Boyle founded Homeboy Industries in 1988 and is now the largest gang intervention, re-habilitation and re-entry program in the United States.

Fr. Boyle is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” His debut book has been honored by SCIBA (Southern California Indie Booksellers Association), Pen USA, Publishers Weekly , and Goodreads Choice Awards.

Fr. Boyle has received numerous honorary degrees, awards and recognitions including the Civic Medal of Honor, the California Peace Prize, Humanitarian of the Year from Bon Appetit Magazine, and in 2011 was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

He has served on the State Commission for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The National Youth Gang Center Board and the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force.

SEEDS' 4th Annual Cultivating Common Ground event is an annual breakfast program open to the community in celebration of National Conflict Resolution Day. This year it takes place at Hs. Lordships Restaurant on the beautiful Berkeley Marina.

We are honored to present the following awards at this year’s breakfast event:

Michael Woodbridge Award:

In memory of longtime SEEDS contributor and loving friend, Michael Woodbridge. Awarded annually to a SEEDS volunteer who has demonstrated exemplary service by giving generously of their time and talents in support of SEEDS' mission.

Community Partner Award:

Awarded annually in recognition of an organization or individual whose work demonstrates a shared commitment to SEEDS vision for individuals and communities in Alameda County.

SEEDS' Youth Leadership Excellence Award:

In recognition of our communities' future leaders. Awarded annually to an Alameda County young person, ages 12 - 24, who is setting an example for his/her peers in peacemaking, violence prevention and/or community-building efforts."
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