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NVC Resources on Social Change



Responding to Breakdown of Trust in Police: Capitalism, Racism, and Creative Compassion

Article • 39 - 60 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
39 - 60 minutes
If we're to have a better future, our biggest task will be to reexamine what the police are, their place in the system, and more. Police violence exists by systemic design. The myths of where the problems and symptoms lie with the police, capitalism, laws, government, citizens, class and racism --plus the relationship between all these-- is what keeps oppression ongoing on a mass scale. For...

Responding to the Call of Our Times - Living into Your Power

Video • 45 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
45 minutes
Want a world that truly works for everyone? What are you going to do right now to help it efficiently move in that direction from wherever you are? Listen to Miki’s coaching and guidance as she’s helping participants with their challenges.

Hit the Ground Running: How to Build and Sustain your NVC Business

Video • 1 hour, 10 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 10 minutes
Listen in as Dian shares her vision for spreading NVC through the world, and engages with participants in sharing their visions, and the areas in which they are seeking support. This session stresses the value of visioning work.

Overcoming Patriarchy 5-7-2017

Audio • 1 hour, 12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 12 minutes
The focus on patriarchy emerges from the understanding that patriarchy plays a foundational role in everything. Yes, I mean it: everything. Patriarchy is not the same as sexism; patriarchy is to sexism very much what structural racism is to (interpersonal) racism: it's a system that runs independently of any one person's attitudes or behaviors. Join Miki for her first in a series of discussions...

From Obedience and Shame to Freedom and Belonging: Transforming Patriarchal Paradigms of Child-Rearing in the Age of Global Warming

Article • 33 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
33 pages
What will it take to reclaim our fundamental relatedness with all things alive, surrender our attempts to control nature, and find a way of living that averts or mitigates the worst possible catastrophes awaiting us while it's still possible?

How to Survive the Holidays: 6 Communication Tips

Article • 6 - 10 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 10 minutes
For many, spending time with relatives over the holidays may be challenging. In addition to the love and care we may feel, family gatherings can bring up old hurts or expose painful differences. How many family meals have been marred by tense silence or devolved into harsh argument?

Understanding White Privilege as a 21st Century Leadership Capacity

with Shakti Butler
Video • 1 hour, 41 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 41 minutes
Working on social justice and racial equity? If you include attending to white culture and privilege as part of that work, you'll reap important benefits. Understanding white culture — along with its embedded historical privileges — provides valuable insight into a larger system of inequity.

Responding to the Call of Our Times - What's happening now?

Video • 48 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
48 minutes
I love the insights, resources, and inspiration I get from this course. It gives you a glimpse into the support Miki offers around deepening the practice of nonviolence in thought, word, and action. —Lore Baur, NVCA Course Coordinator, CNVC Certified Trainer. Miki is sharing what that means "Responding to the Call of our Time" for her and invites us to feel that call. This video illustrates how...

What the World Needs

Article • 3 pages
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 pages
In this written transcript of a live presentation, Inbal Kashtan shares how she first became aware of poverty. She explains how empathy is a vital and powerful force for creating peace in our world today, and a powerful means of creating a world that works for all of us.

Fear of Negative Consequences

Audio • 8 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes
Miki responds to a participant’s question concerning fear of consequences when speaking with a manager at work. In this excerpt, she delves into the topic of choosing to inhabit nonviolence in the workplace, affirming that fear and nonviolence are incompatible, and that nonviolence is a powerful alternative to our habitual Fight, Flight, Freeze responses.

 
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