Getting Here from There, Getting There from Here

By Jihan McDonald and Mike Tinoco “I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government.” These unapologetic, damning words were said by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Riverside Church in New York on April 4, 1967, exactly one year to [...]

By |2020-04-22T07:22:09-07:00May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Collective Grieving Can Get Us Through

by Kristin Masters When I look at the intensity of pain in my communities, the country and the world, at the unaddressed suffering and untended hearts all around me, I can easily slip into overwhelm that can range between rage and depression. There are many days when my inability to tolerate our collective suffering drives me to my addictive pulls. I’m prone to sitting alone on the green, cat-scratched [...]

By |2020-04-22T07:21:21-07:00April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Calling Out / Calling In

In NVC circles, there are several topics that are often raised when someone behaves in a way that’s painful to another person.  Discussions come up about the toxicity of shame, about how feedback that’s harsh and judgmental directly counters NVC principles. People dismiss and actively seek to repress certain types of responses as counterproductive, asserting they stimulate shaming which does not produce change.  There’s discussion about the importance of [...]

By |2020-04-22T07:34:56-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renewing the Dream: Using Nonviolent Communication to Answer Dr. Kings Call for Social Change

by Roxy Manning How can nonviolent communication help us return to the powerful vision of social change for which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so strongly advocated and for which he died? How can we inspire ourselves to stand up for social change? Every time I hear stories from the civil rights movement, every time I look at images from that time, I wonder how the people, ordinary people [...]

By |2020-04-22T07:24:17-07:00June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NVC – Changing Consciousness, Relationships & Systems

Roxy Manning, with Janey Skinner Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was developed, in part, because its founder, Marshall Rosenberg, was inspired by the work of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King and countless others who responded peacefully, yet powerfully, to vast systemic inequities and abuses. Dr. Rosenberg witnessed the transformative power that an active, courageous commitment to nonviolence could bring.  Like Dr. King, he also believed that lasting transformation comes not just from creating [...]

By |2020-04-22T07:23:19-07:00February 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments