Decades of experience in transformative mediation and focusing on human rights locally come together in the past experience and current work of Jody Miller. When asked what links constructive approaches to conflict and responding to incidents of bias, Jody names “amplifying voice and choice” and “listening” saying that “coming together in community and collaboration is critical.” In this interview, Jody reflects about the work of the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights – whose mission is Defending Human Rights, Bridging Differences and Embracing Diversity – in a context of increased incidents of bias and hate speech, and shares insights about navigating community or interpersonal conflict constructively from her previous role serving as executive director of a community mediation center.

Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights