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Announcement :: Education
Skillshare: Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
16 Sep 2013
**Yes this is on a Tuesday, next month we'll be back to our 1st Monday of the month schedule**

Are you tired of conversations that involve aggravation, intimidation and manipulation? Want to communicate in a way that fosters respect, peace and connection? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare introducing Nonviolent Communication on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:00-8:30 PM. Learn the basic principles of NVC and a specific communication method that you'll be able to apply right away!

Fee: $10 advance/ $20 door is split with the trainers.
Limited space - register ahead of time:
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door.
Newcomers always welcomed!

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

* DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

Speaking Peace - An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a way of communicating that strengthens our ability to stay in touch with our humanity and get our needs met, even under difficult circumstances. Instead of habitual responses, our words become conscious responses based on a clear awareness of what we are observing, feeling, and wanting. We are led to express ourselves with honesty and clarity, while paying respectful and empathic attention to others. Check out this brief intro video about NVC:

Gail Carroll has been offering Nonviolent Communication workshops and trainings in the Boston area since 2006. She is a 2006 graduate of the North American NVC Leadership Program administered by BayNVC.
Paul Merrill graduated from the NVC North American Leadership Training in 2005 and has taught NVC in Boston, New York City, Belgium and Poland. He is a founding board member of Brooklyn NVC.
Gail and Paul both co-facilitated the NVC Mediate Your Life 2012 East Coast immersion program with John Kinyon and Ike Lasater, and are alumna of that program. This summer, along with 3 other NVC trainers, they co facilitated the 10th annual New York NVC Intensive - a highly respected week long retreat offering learning and immersion in NVC.

* DIRECTIONS ( - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.
Socializing for Justice -
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this "Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).
SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.
With over 2300 members and 7 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (160+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.
YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.
Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and past event photos!

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