TEDxBarcelonaSalon - how to create agreement and peace

About this event :

Diversity of opinions leads many times not only to disagreements but also to conflicts, crisis and sometimes war. The current political landscape in Catalonia is an example of how different opinions can escalate into a nation-wide conflict. Our December event showed ways how to solve conflicts and ultimately, how to find peace. Instead of pointing onto the “bad guy” in order to show how good we are, we started with the idea that we are all equal and that we should (and need) search for a common ground to find agreement. William Ury, one of the most famous mediators proclaims in his TED talk to search for a third side, a side both parties agree to. In our event we talked about that and also about other ways to find agreement. Maria Munné
Our speaker was Maria Munné. Maria is Co-director of the master in professional mediation at UPF,Supervisor of Criminal Mediation in adults for the Department of Justice and Lecturer at the Department of Social Psychology of the University of Barcelona. She has experienced thousands of cases in mediation and will give us advice on how to create agreement in even the most difficult situations – from family conflicts to political situations like the one we experience in Catalonia right now.
Talk – discussion – networking
At our event Maria presented a short TEDx talk and was afterwards be available for discussion. We asked her questions and discussed with her. As always, we finished our event with a networking session with drinks and tapas for everyone.

18:45 Opening doors
19:00 Welcome
19:05 Projection of TED talk The walk from “no” to “yes”
19:20 Maria Munné: In order to find peace, reason is not the path to go
19:40 Open discussion
20:45 Music performance from Rocío Faks
20:55 Networking with tapas and drinks
21:45 End of the event

Christmas gift collection
As this was our Christmas event, we organized a gift collection for children in vulnerable and socially excluded conditions. Thanks to our community we could give children a joy by collecting used books and toys for the most needy!
Our community brought many used toys and books and we handed them over to the Pere Tarres Foundation which gave it to the children. Thank you for helping us in creating smiles! 😀

Fotógrafa: Angèle Biette

About TEDxBarcelonaSalon:
At our TEDxBarcelonaSalon events we foster networking, dialog and the discussion among all members of TEDxBarcelona. In order to achieve this we meet once a month and listen to an interesting talk. After watching the talk we discuss about the presented subject. Here the list of past Salon events.

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