Registration is now open! Register by March 9, 2018 – https://goo.gl/forms/MpPGPMTSZ4DMx5g02
From Drama to Calma: Transformative Tools for Conflict Mediation
Through our various community work over the last 15 years, we have seen time and time again that radical, social justice-oriented spaces struggle deeply with addressing conflict and harmful power dynamics within their spaces. Existing within a police state teaches us that we must address these behaviors in either a dismissive or punitive manner, and that the skills that our communities hold are not “enough” to adequately address the harms that might occur. In this current political climate, it is increasingly urgent that we continue to build strategies for addressing violence and harm in our own communities without relying on the state, or the methods that it has taught us. We believe in the power to change our communities and to live within the values that we fight for.
This two-part webinar series will guide a cohort of participants through understanding oppression and intersectionality and how these concepts impact conflict and conflict resolution. Together we will build a shared language on these topics, in order to confront the ways that power and oppression impact how we hold space for ourselves and others in our communities. The cohort will learn the transformative potential of conflict and how to lean-in towards community resilience and away from state reliance. Participants will learn concrete skills in conflict mediation for both smaller mediations as well as larger community-based processes.
When: The series will take place Saturdays March 17th and 24th from 10am-1pm pst // 12p-3pm cst // 1pm-4pm est
How much: Suggested fee of $100, please pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds, and paying on the higher end means more room for folks unable to pay. Details for payment sent upon registration.
How to register: Register by March 9, 2018! Follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/MpPGPMTSZ4DMx5g02
Access: The webinars will be conducted through Zoom and will require computer/internet access as well as a software download. Closed captioning available, please indicate in registration if this would increase your participation. And please share any additional access needs in registration.