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Conflict Resolution and Bipartisan Politics: with special guest, Senator Linda Newell

This Monday, October 29, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Estes Valley Library will host the final program in this season’s One Book One Valley series. The program is also integrated with the themes of October’s Conflict Resolution Month. Special guest and former State Senator Linda Newell will lead a program titled “Conflict Resolution and Bipartisan Politics” in the Library’s Hondius Room. Register here to attend.

Monday’s program will focus on how citizens can work together to build bridges to achieve real and effective solutions.

During her time in the Colorado legislature, Newell earned the reputation as a problem-solver and a bridge-builder. In an age when government has become known for partisan gridlock, Newell had a track record of bills that achieved 98% bipartisan support. She has earned over 40 awards from a variety of organizations from business to human services and public health. She and State Senator Kevin Lundberg were featured in the film The Last Bill: a Senator’s Story, which documents the real-life story of carrying two of her bills through the legislature, showing the struggles and successes of bipartisanship with humor and fortitude.

Now working as a facilitator and coach in the area of conflict resolution, Newell helps individuals and organizations to transform their fears into excitement and conflict into peace, seeking out synergistic win-win solutions. She also works with children, teens, and young adults in the areas of mindfulness, compassion, and conflict management.

The Library thanks its community partners for making this month’s program series possible: the League of Women Voters of Estes Park, the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park EDC, Restorative Justice of the Estes Valley, and the YMCA of the Rockies.