Wednesday, March 31, 2021


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pacific (California) Time


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Raise Your Awareness & Compassion for Yourself & Others

  • Learn the complexities of intersectionality
  • Gain a deeper understanding of life experiences
  • Clear the way for a more authentic connection
  • Deepen your ability to hold others in compassion

Are you seeking a deeper understanding of discrimination and how it affects our lives and those around us?

Please join Mary Mackenzie for this one-session course to begin to peel back the varying layers of advantage and disadvantage. Understand how they affect our life experiences and the life experiences of others. For instance, a middle-class brown woman in the United States will have a different set of advantages and disadvantages than a lower-income white woman.

Mary will begin this course with a short and compelling video by Civil Rights Leader Kimberlé Crenshaw who coined the term intersectionality. This term is used to refer to the complex and cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, and yes, intersect—especially in the experiences of marginalized people or groups.

Following this powerful video will be several small group discussions to deepen connections and learning for all.

Please join us and, together, in a safe environment, we will raise our awareness to support greater compassion for ourselves and others.


About Mary Mackenzie

Mary Mackenzie, M.A., is an author, trained mediator, and CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She holds a master's degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University and is the co-founder of the NVC Academy, the only online school for learning Nonviolent Communication.

Mary teaches Nonviolent Communication and other spiritually-based programs to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and spiritual communities through a wide variety of workshops and retreats. Her book Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion offers inspiring practical methods for creating peace in our everyday lives.

As a pioneer of online NVC training, Mary runs her company in harmony with what she teaches. She and NVC Academy co-founder, Mark Schultz, paved the way to NVC online training in 2006 and have been instrumental in alleviating the financial and geographical barriers to learning NVC skills.

One of her passions is facilitating critical dialogues between people, and she has spent more than 20 years learning a wide variety of effective processes she can draw on in a moment's notice. Known for her clear communication style, she is especially skilled in helping individuals within groups put aside their preferences and find ways to collaborate with each other that are in alignment with their values. Her ability to cut through the confusion in a group has helped many teams quickly move forward in their desired progress.  More...