Dialogue Across Difference: Creating Compassion to Bridge the Divide
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Location: Temple University main campus (Philadelphia)
Cost: $40 ($20 for students), includes lunch*
* sliding scale discount available - email firstname.lastname@example.org if needed
Description: In the wake of the Presidential election, courage is needed to address and reduce conflict and hostility. How do we create compassion when tensions have so divided people in the public square?
This workshop, facilitated by DI Director of Education, Rebecca Mays, and Nazarene Christian pastor, Per Faaland, will help address that question, inviting you to develop your own dialogue skills and capacity for compassion in engaging others across deep difference. We will explore basic principles and techniques of dialogue and nonviolent communication, and practice tools for dealing with polarization and prejudice in our own unique contexts.
The workshop is part of both Peace Day Philly (September 17-23) and GlobalPhilly 2017 (September 15-November 1, 2017) events throughout the Philadelphia area. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot early! Contact Rebecca Mays if you have any questions about the workshop, or click here to download the workshop flier.