Winter Race & Antiracism Reading Event

AAMS will engage with a different author or activist each week with an article, video, or podcast.

For the past many months we have had a variety of book clubs attended by about 140 people from the Athens area. They have been challenging, fun, inspiring, difficult and full of learning for all of us. Many members developed action steps and projects.

Our facilitator team for this round includes Lacey Rogers, Brandon Thompson, Janice Wright, Debbie Spangler, Laura Blackand John Schmieding.

The format will feature seven weeks of once-a-week meetings, with an 8th week to bring all of the groups together. We understand that we have busy lives and you might miss a session or two. Depending on enrollment, we will offer groups Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM and a Tuesday group from 4 – 5:30 PM.

We will begin the week of January 24th.

Please email to RSVP and share your interests, questions, or suggestions:

Fundamentals of Mediation Training

Athens Area Mediation Service offers training twice a year in the fall and spring. The next Fundamentals of Mediation series will be held on Friday mornings starting February 18. The series will skip the Friday of March 11 and conclude on Friday, March 25. The training will be held virtually from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The training is free to all Ohio University students, faculty, and staff. There is a charge of $200 for those not affiliated with Ohio University.


Questions: email

Advanced Training

Individuals who have taken the Fundamentals of Mediation training are invited to join an advanced training session to practice their skills, ask questions and review their experiences with other mediators. 

Have you completed our Fundamentals class and want to be alerted for advanced training? Reach out to

Souper Bowl

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event is postponed until we can ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community. We are hoping to bring this exciting event back in 2022.