Brown Bag Lunch Series: ‘Finding Solutions, Growing Peace’

July 20, 2015, 1:12 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:20 PM
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Ku’ikahi Mediation Center is back in action with community help to find solutions and grow peace as part of its new brown bag lunch series, “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”

The monthly program will launch on July 23 and include a one-hour informative talk with Ku’ikahi Foreclosure Dispute Resolution Specialist Brian Nussbaum, who will lead the presentation “Foreclosure Mediation: Helping Borrowers and Lenders Work it Out.”

Nussbaum, a Honomu resident since 2001, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Society from the University of California Santa Barbara and his J.D. from the University of California Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.

The Thursday meeting will be held at HomeStreet Bank’s conference room, located along Aupuni Street, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Ku’ikahi Executive Director Julie Mitchell says the talk will include answers to a variety of questions, including the following:

  • What exactly is foreclosure mediation, or just plain mediation for that matter?
  • How does mediation help home owners?
  • How does mediation help leading institutions?
  • Why did the Hawai’i Supreme Court order a Foreclosure Mediation Program in the Third Circuit?

“With a focus on ‘Finding Solutions, Growing Peace,’ this free lunch-and-learn series will feature interesting speakers discussing topics related to communication, dispute prevention and resolution, and transforming conflict,” says Mitchell. “We want to empower people with the information and tools they need to promote peaceful solutions at home, in the workplace, and throughout our communities.”


Each of the meetings will be free and open to the public. Individuals interested in attending may bring their own lunch and should be ready for an informal and educational talk-story session.

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