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Avis Ridley-Thomas

Executive Director

Days of Dialogue

Email: a***@***.org

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Days of Dialogue

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Employment History



Director of the Dispute Resolution Program

City Attorney's Office

Director-Dispute Resolution Program

Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney

Civilian Hearing Examiner

Los Angeles Police Department


National Futures Association


California Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault Victim Services


Dialogue Inc

Advisory Board Member

National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Supporting Member

Institute for Nonviolence


Rosa Parks Sexual Assault Crisis Center


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About Us: Days of Dialogue

The Honorable Avis Ridley-Thomas

Informed sources are telling us not to be overly concerned with Avis Ridley-Thomas's latest move to start confidential
discussions with a whole new group of unknown participants (read Home Depot supporters). It has been suggested to us that this effort will not be taken seriously by the City. Yes, it's all about Avis Ridley-Thomas and the DRP. Avis Ridley-Thomas and the DRP are in violation with the following requirement of the CDRP Act of 1986: Ms. Ridley-Thomas and her DRP did not provide any of these requirements in writing or even vocally to the participants prior to the October 16th meeting. We appreciate Ms Ridley-Thomas directing us to the DRP Act of 1986 and we will rely on it in all future dealings in this matter. Avis Ridley-Thomas and the DRP Avis Ridley-Thomas was also sent a copy of the letter. In the world of Avis Ridley-Thomas, votes don't matter, only results. Nice planning, Avis Ridley-Thomas & Barbara Goldfarb!! letter was written by Avis Ridley-Thomas. This is in complete contrast to the statement made by Avis Ridley-Thomas, Director of the DRP, back The Dispute Resolution Program, led by Avis Ridley-Thomas and Barbara Ms. Ridley-Thomas & Ms. Goldfarb received numerous requests not to schedule any meetings until after the beginning of the Avis Ridley-Thomas, the head of the Dispute Resolution Program, has responded to our letter detailing the many problems with the way her organization has handled the Home Depot dialogue situation. In our 5 page letter, that you can read HERE, we tried to point out the lack of analysis and missing records, the focus on the performance of the DRP instead of the actual results of the April 26th dialogue, and how we and members of the community are feeling manipulated and ignored by her office. Avis has apparently listened to our many concerns, read our detailed letter, and has chosen to issue the following statement: Whether it was Avis finally fulfilling her obligations due to community pressure, or whether she just "forgot" to have it available when we initially viewed the files, we'll never know. As you know, Avis is looking to schedule more talks between Home Depot and a smaller group of community leaders in the near future. In the July 14 letter that was sent out, she wrote, pawns, as apparently, Avis seeks to keep her job, and Home Depot Avis Ridley-Thomas extends time period for response to the letter! The new deadline is August 4th. Thank you to all who participated in the Action Alert, you made it happen! As far as having Avis prepare an evaluation of the dialogue, we now have the documents No further discussions can even be planned until Avis completes her evaluation of the April 26th dialogue. The time limit to submit names for representation on any possible future discussions cannot be completed by her unreasonable time schedule. Since Avis has imposed a Monday deadline, we don't have time to wait for her to perhaps read e-mail sent to the general mailbox. So please continue sending your e-mails to the two addresses provided in the Action Alert notice. Ms Ridley-Thomas is being unreasonable in requesting the community provide her with names on such a short notice, and the format of her proposed discussions are highly questionable. In fact, her claim that the community wants to continue discussions has many people scratching their heads! Keep Up the Great Work, Sunland-Tujunga! The main problem is that Avis Ridley-Thomas and the DRT have yet to complete their summary or analysis of the original "Sunland-Tujunga Dialogue" that occurred on April 26th. A summary is needed so that the community and Home Depot will have documentation and a true picture of what was expressed by the participants. We feel that Avis Ridley-Thomas must first complete her obligations before embarking on any new efforts to bring the parties involved together. In an email that Avis Ridley-Thomas sent to us in May, she said, We therefore insist that no further talks be planned until Avis Ridley-Thomas can provide us with an evaluation or summary of the April 26th dialogue. Avis Ridley-Thomas has had since April 26th to finish her job, and has not yet completed the task she said she would do. She should, at the very least, allow more than a week for the community to fulfill her request.

APADRC Presents The Sixteenth Annual Conversity Awards Dinner - Asian Pacific Community Fund

This year, we celebrate the accomplishments of Avis Ridley-Thomas, founder of the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles and the Days of Dialogue, and Wendy Chang, Director of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.

Annual Conference - Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles

Avis Ridley-Thomas founded the Los Angeles City Attorney's Dispute Resolution Program in 1989, and served as Director until retiring in March 2011.
Under her leadership, the program grew from four staff members to include over 2,000 volunteer conciliators, mediators, trainers, facilitators and peacemakers who handled thousands of disputes annually. Ridley-Thomas now serves Co-Director of the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles and Days of Dialogue. Dawnn Lewis, a multitalented and multifaceted individual: recently co-producing with the Los Angeles Urban League the A NEW DAY: Concert For A cause - The Entertainment Family Gives Back! - an All-Star fundraising concert event, raising awareness & funds for non-profit organizations, that serve the Inner City Community. She is an: NAACP Image Award, Trumpet Award, Grammy Award-winning singer, multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, film, television & stage actor, and a Series TV creator/producer.


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