Congratulations to Bailey’s Cafe, winner of the Honorable Mention award of the 2009 Make Talk Work International Video Competition! This competition, sponsored by the JAMS Foundation, and CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was a video project designed to increase public awareness of dispute resolution through the use of short 60 second videos. The videos demonstrate how creative visual messages focusing on how to better understand and manage conflicts, differences, and misunderstandings can be of value for people around the world.

A special congratulations to Stephanie Kaytel, graduate of Paul Robeson High School’s technology program, and creator of “Make Talk Work.” Take a look:

Bailey’s cafe is a center for educational and cultural activity. It’s goals are to provide youth with an opportunity to connect to positive adults and peers; provide youth and seniors with outlets for creative expression; support good health and nutrition; and to provide meaningful community service opportunities.