Karen Lawrence

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Getting to Solutions: A Special Facebook LIVE Event

Why are mediation, dispute resolution training, civic engagement, and restorative justice services so vital to a healthy community? Learn how the FairField Center has been helping people get from conflict to SOLUTIONS since 1982. Meet the team that delivers these services and trains others in alternative dispute resolution skills during this informative LIVE event. No …

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#GreatCommunityGive April 21, 2021

FairField Center’s conflict resolution programs and services are needed more now than ever. As we weather the COVID-19 crisis , having highly trained and experienced mediators and coaches available to help businesses and individuals GET TO SOLUTIONS when conflict occurs is critical to the recovery process. Mark your calendars to be a part of the …

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Harrisonburg International Women’s Day

An online extravaganza will replace the traditional march and rally. In addition to speakers, music, and dance, the event will present an intercultural/intergenerational panel discussion on issues women of color in our community are choosing to challenge. Watch the event on the Harrisonburg International Women’s Day Facebook page. 

#GivingTuesday: Together We Give – Supply Drive for Open Doors

Together we can do extraordinary things. Join us in #UnleashingGenerosity within our community! As part of #GivingTuesday FairField Center and NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center will be collecting urgently needed supplies for Open Doors between December 1 and December 15. Items listed below may be dropped off at the FairField office 590 NEFF AVENUE, SUITE 3000 …

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FairField Center Receives Virginia Tourism Grant for Harrisonburg International Festival

HARRISONBURG (November 18, 2020) — FairField Center has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program (RMLP), designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging limited local marketing dollars through a local match of the state grants funds. More than $1.9 million in matching grant funds …

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FairField Center Welcomes New Board Members

Harrisonburg’s FairField Center recently announced changes to its executive committee officers and new additions to its Board of Directors. The changes highlight the local mediation nonprofit’s commitment to providing leading edge conflict resolution and mediation training services, particularly during the difficult challenges many families, businesses, and public agencies are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Board …

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Harrisonburg International Festival to Take Festival Online in 2020

HARRISONBURG (June 18, 2020) — The Harrisonburg International Festival Planning Team announced today that the popular event scheduled for September 26, 2020 in downtown Harrisonburg will transition to virtual activities for 2020 using the Festival’s website at www.harrisonburg-international-festival.org. This action is being taken over concerns for public safety and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands …

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Say YES to the #GreatCommunityGive

Do you LOVE Harrisonburg’s ethos of cooperation and inclusivity?  Have you ever wondered what fosters it?  If so, Harrisonburg’s FairField Center will most certainly be a part of the answer. For more than 30 years, the FairField Center’s mediation, training, civic engagement, and restorative justice programs have helped area residents and organizations listen, plan, and …

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Co-Parenting Class Offered FREE and Online

FairField Center’s co-parenting class “Meeting in the Middle” will be offered online free of charge Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1-5pm. What is it?Raising a child in different homes can be challenging at times. FairField’s Meeting in the Middle class focuses on co-parenting through separation and divorce. It provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to …

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Online Dispute Resolution Now Available from FairField Center

FairField Center mediation services may be more beneficial now than they have ever been. A lot has changed over the last two months from the Coronavirus, bringing even more uncertainty and stress to families. Even though courts are closed, we want you to know that immediate help with conflict is available. We are still offering …

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