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Women As Powerful Change-Makers: Elevating Our Voices and Making an Impact...

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  • Are you constantly feeling the need to fight or push in order to be heard – all this for no real shift or buy-in from the “opposite side”?

  • Is your anger "getting in the way" and not allowing you to show up in the ways that you desire and contribute to lasting change?

  • Are you tired of rants or endless debates that go nowhere and wondering how to be a more effective advocate?

  • Do you find yourself exhausted, burnt-out, or discouraged with the current political situation while trying to make the change you are longing for?

If you responded YES to any or all of these, come and join us for a transformative day among women to recharge, get (re)inspired and more importantly learn how to channel your emotions into powerful words and actions.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

This workshop is designed by and for women who identify as change-makers or activists, aware of the privileges in themselves and power differentials in our community and who are searching for new ways to be a part of the broader movement for change.

It is ideal for anyone working in NGOs, human/women/social rights, education, healthcare ... anywhere where you want to create impactful change.

… It’s for YOU if you want to channel your frustration, anger and disappointment into a transforming force that has a better chance to be heard

… It's for YOU if you are ready to transform and contribute to social justice out of CARE and redirect energy that goes into shame, blame, judging, etc..

…. It's for YOU if you believe that FIERCE LOVE is greater chance for transformation than THREATS or CONDEMNATION of the "other side"

... It's for YOU if you know that your voice and the voices those who are experiencing any form of oppression are so needed and you want to learn how to better advocate for what you believe in and show up as an ally to others.

ENVISIONING AND MOVING TOWARDS A BETTER WORLD

We believe in and envision a world where women maximize their power to bring about deep social change that cares for everyone while acknowledging systemic power differentials and implicit biases in our communities. For this one-day workshop, we focus on women (*see note below) as one voice (of many) that is needed to dismantle our current system and create a world that accounts and works for everyone.

Integrating years of nonviolent and collaborative communication, interpersonal neurobiology and brain science, empowerment coaching, restorative justice and practical experiences in the fields of women’s rights and social justice, the two facilitators, Mali Parke and Leora Ward will co-create with you a day of group sharing and exploration, inner resourcing, and skills building.

As facilitators, we are on our own journey and long to support other women through their own internal processes of shedding shame, being aware of internal biases, mourning systemic inequalities and becoming more aware and skilled in healing historical, societal and intergenerational trauma so that in turn they can support others through their own journeys and be a powerful voice for change.

We believe nonviolent resistance and language is the most transforming approach to create lasting change and offer you a day both of peer support and group reflection as well as developing a plan for your unique contribution moving forward.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

- You’ll learn how to find strength and sustained energy to stand true to yourself in the face of the enormity of the systemic changes you are looking for, or while experiencing hesitation, discouragement, anger, frustration or anxiety.

- You'll learn to identify and clarify your own and the collective motivations or needs that underlie the words and actions in our current political and social spheres.

- You'll learn to connect to your resolve and voice in order to communicate your boundaries wihout judgment or rejection but as powerful truths that have the potential to be better heard by others.

- You'll learn both the neuroscience behind and get to experience the journey of your own nervous and our collective systems when faced with a sense of “wrongness” that stems from un-met value or deep human need.

- Most importantly, you'll learn personal and systemic communication skills so that you can be a fierce AND caring activist who can be an effective part of the change to end all forms of oppression and discrimination.

JOIN US AND BE PART OF THE NONVIOLENT MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE

*While we value and long to work with everyone beyond gender definition and identification, we intend to create a special experience for those identifying as women to offer a space that caters to the unique reality of being a women voice in the world of today. We fully acknowledge other communities that require safe spaces and support as well as the wide variety of experiences and truths that will be present on this day.

We want to offer the transparency that both facilitators are white women. We acknowledge as best we know the historical, systemic and current racial inequities and our own privileges in it. We offer this information as to offer predictability and choice for people of color and that is our humble intention safe space for all voices as well as hold the complexity of ourselves being on a learning journey.


Please inquire with Mali or Leora about tuition support if needed. We value sharing this work beyond obstacles and are happy to identify other strategies to facilitate your participation.

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