Association for Conflict Resolution Mediation - Houston Chapter
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Welcome to ACR Houston!

A professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR.

Make a Donation to ACR Houston

"Solemn Anniversary of September 11th"
By - posted at 9/12/2022 12:01:18 AM
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September 11, 2001

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), is a chance to help others in tribute to those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, first responders, and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe. September 11, 20221 is the solemn anniversary of that tragic day.

"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 1/25/2022 11:26:44 PM



Standard Rate: $45

1. Click on NEW MEMBER - JOIN.
2. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.



Standard Rate: $45

1. ACCOUNT ACCESS - Go to to login and access your ACR Houston account.
2. Go to Membership button on the purple menu bar.
4. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

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"This Just In . . ."
By - posted at 1/3/2022 6:09:33 PM
Dr. Manousso's Weekly Podcast Series

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Watch TITAN OF MEDIATION: An Interview With Mediator Author Bill Eddy (February 23, 2022) now. Stay tuned to Dr. Manousso’s podcast library on for future podcasts.

"Conflict Resolution & Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 7/23/2021 7:30:01 AM
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Our ACR Houston Peer Mediation Team offers online conflict resolution and peer mediation training, Our Peacebuilding Community, for elementary, middle and high school students. The interactive programs are presented via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Do you want to help us create the peacemakers of the future? Your donation will make a difference by supporting our mission to foster the practice and understanding of peaceful conflict resolution at all ages. Donations in any amount are appreciated.

Click Here to Donate

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"Join an ACR Houston Committee"
By - posted at 4/14/2021 5:00:34 PM
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ACR Houston is seeking members who would like to serve on one of our 5 committees, listed below. Email us at, and let us know which committee you plan to join.

ACR Houston Committees and Chairpersons:
  • Program & Events – Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso
  • Membership – Angela St. Julien
  • Website & Social Media – Mac-Arthur Pierre-Louis and Darcy Thompson
  • Peer Mediation Team – Darcy Thompson
  • Diversity & Equity – Sheryl Jackson-Matthews and Marilyn Myers
This is a great opportunity to become more engaged with the organization. In addition, this is a fantastic way to show the value and commitment you bring to the organization and to stand out as a possible future candidate for the board of directors. It... [Read More]

"Phishing Email ALERT"
By - posted at 3/17/2020 3:48:12 PM

*Warning *

BEWARE! There are phishing emails being sent that appear to be from a) Diana Pino, ACR Houston President, seeking money or gift cards; b) from our webmaster’s personal email at Thompson Mediations or c) someone else you may know with an unusual request.  Before you open any links, please check the full email “Reply To” address.  If the “Reply To” address is different than the “From” email address, please be suspicious.  Do not click on or open any links in a phishing email.  It may infect your device with a virus... [Read More]

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
October 03, 2022 - Monday
Peacebuilding Community Awards 2022

Nominations are Open for 2022 Peacebuilding Community Awards

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October is Conflict Resolution Month! To celebrate, the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. and the Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Peer Mediation Team are launching the 2021 Peacebuilding Community Awards to recognize community members dedicated to peacebuilding in Harris or Montgomery County. Nominations are due by 5 PM on October 3, 2022.  

Nominees should excel in:
* Establishing/promoting local peace initiatives; or 
* Promoting peaceful conflicts resolution practices; or
* Peace training for any age group.

Honorees will be recognized from the following categories:
* Grades K-12 (Student leaders of peacebuilding efforts)
* New Generation (18 – 25 years)
* Community Member or Volunteer 
* Organizations

Complete details are posted at

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

ACR International Conflict Resolution Day is October 20, 2022

October 04, 2022 - Tuesday
Yom Kippur 2022

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Rosh Hashanah: Begins on September 25 at sundown and ends at sundown on September 27, 2022. (Jewish New Year)

Yom Kippur: Begins on October 4 at sundown and ends at sundown on October 5, 2022.  (Day of Atonement)

School & Workplace Accommodations for the Jewish High Holidays: Know Your Rights & Obligations

5 Things to Know about the Jewish High Holidays

October 10, 2022 - Monday
Columbus Day - Indigenous Peoples' Day 2022

October 10, 2022

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Columbus Day 

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Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 13, 2022 - Thursday
DRC-MC General 40-Hours Mediation Training
- Virtual

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Download flyer here

October 15, 2022 - Saturday
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Beginning in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was originally observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson, but it was later extended to a month during President Ronald Reagan’s term in 1988.

Since then, the month has been celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences, community gatherings, and much more. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. They also include holidays that recognize Hispanic contributions such as Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day that is celebrated in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. Department of Education continues to celebrate the exceptional contributions of Hispanic students across America.

Observing Hispanic Heritage Month allows our country to show its recognition and support for the work Latinos are doing in helping this country grow. Along with recognizing the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month, it is equally important to us at the Initiative that we raise awareness on Hispanic Heritage Month resources available from other agencies within the Federal Government.

October 20, 2022 - Thursday
ACR International Conflict Resolution Day 2022

Conflict Resolution Day

October 20, 2022

Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday in October. Conflict Resolution Day was created by the United States Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) to promote conflict resolution.

Sign the Conflict Resolution Day Peace Pledge Here

Peace Messages from ACR Houston Members:

“Everyone doing a little can achieve a lot. Act to promote peace each day!”

“Let's talk! . . . And LISTEN!”

“Communication and listening to each other will pave the way towards peace.”

“Make lasting peace”

“A smile is understood in any language. Use it to build peace every place that you go.”

“Making peace with others is all about transforming relationships through our actions and being ready to discuss difficult matters in a respectful way.”