When someone's in immense pain and uses words that are hard to hear, see if you can bring in as much compassion as you would to someone who was cut with a sword. Focusing on what's important to them, and not so much on how it was said. This may support greater understanding and healing. Otherwise, we risk prioritizing needs, norms, and inequities of the dominant culture, over caring for people who bear the invisible brunt of such norms.

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  • Date Written/Produced 03/2019
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Want to increase diversity, plus improve group dynamics and group functioning? There are things you can do to make NVC settings more welcoming to people of color. Learn more about how to use NVC; attend to impact; help the community understand and demonstrate more awareness; factor in historical context; engage; create a more inclusive climate; and more!

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  • Date Written/Produced 06/2019
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Finding ways of connecting across differences can be challenging and confusing — Join Roxanne Manning for an exploration and discussion of the concepts she's found helpful for navigating these kinds of difficult situations and enrich your life!

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 40 minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2017
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 3
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When we're on the receiving end of pain-stimulating assumptions, a microaggression, or prejudice --when we're reactive and resultingly have self doubt, guilt or shame in ourselves-- is it possible to be intensely authentic while holding care for everyone in the situation? Can we effectively do this even as a third party witnesses to these things?

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  • Date Written/Produced 04/2019
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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There are times when someone judges us, or meets us with prejudice, and its easier for us to respond by hating them, or judging ourselves as not good enough. How can we love another person instead without excusing their actions? Roxy tells us her story with wonderment, grief and mourning.

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  • Date Written/Produced 01/2018
  • Duration Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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How can we support inclusion rather than exclusion at NVC events, and why aren't more people of color attending? What subjects are being focused on? Who are they relevant for? Who do they touch? Whose subjects are not being talked about? Listen In.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 00:13 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 10/02/2018
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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What exactly IS privilege? In this powerful excerpt, Roxy and Martha explore ten areas where privilege often shows up in our lives. Check it out, and discover what makes up YOUR “privilege identity pie!” Listen In.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 7 minutes
  • Production Date 07/08/2019
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  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Do you experience discomfort when confronted about insensitivity, inequality, or injustice? How do entitlements, rank, and unearned advantages impact your interactions with others? Check out Roxy’s powerful excerpt on white fragility… Listen In.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 00:12 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 10/02/2018
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  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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What can we do when someone tells us we're contributing to a pattern we're genuinely not seeing (nor experiencing)? What makes these patterns visible to some people but not others? This article addresses these things by talking about what to factor in when receiving feedback; handling feedback; responding relationally; paying attention to social location; considering impact; plus, broadening our perspective to bring in greater care and awareness.

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  • Date Written/Produced 08/2018
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When we have few external resources (money, time, health connections, etc), we can still empower ourselves and one another.  We can strengthen our internal resources, inspire people to join our cause, build solidarity, and influence others who have external resources to support us and our causes.

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2015
  • Duration Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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