The Peace Symbol Turns Fifty
by Victoria Pynchon
From Settle It Now Negotiation Blog
Thanks to Dominique Foucart at Réseau Médiation for directing us to the web site of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Symbol here -- which we picked up in Dominique's weekly column -- this week in the anglophone blogosphère.
Take a look. Not only will you find a world of peace symbol images, but also other Peace Sign memorabilia. Yes, I'm nostalgic and yes, it's not as easy as flashing the "peace sign" at the on-lookers from a 1969 Viet Nam War protest rally, but it is what we all want and it is possible.
Why do I continue to believe in peace despite having lived a sufficient number of years to become weary and cynical?
Because it was only a few hundred years ago that our very British ancestors (well, my very British ancestors) were beheading traitors and putting their heads on spikes on the London Bridge.
You've got to admit, things have gotten better over time!
The peace symbol used here was contributed to the Peace Symbol Anniversary site by Kirsten Joost of Toronto Canada. Thanks Kirsten!
Attorney-mediator Victoria Pynchon is a panelist with ADR Services, Inc. Ms. Pynchon was awarded her LL.M Degree in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute in May of 2006, after 25 years of complex commercial litigation practice, with sub-specialties in intellectual property, securities fraud, antitrust, insurance coverage, consumer class actions and all types of business torts and contract disputes. During her two years of full-time neutral practice, she has co-mediated both mandatory and voluntary settlement conferences with Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Alexander Williams, III and Victoria Chaney. As a result of her work with Judge Chaney in the Complex Court at Central Civil West, Ms. Pynchon has gained significant experience mediating construction defect litigation. Ms. Pynchon received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the U.C. Davis School of Law.
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