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Restoring Dignity And Meaning To Work and Separating It From Sustainability

Article •  24 - 36 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
24 - 36 minutes

Even in the pandemic the line between what’s essential for people and what is “essential” for fueling the economy, often gets confused. Capitalist market economies actively undermine attending to needs for the many and for life as a whole. Economic recovery is a mirage leading to continued collective oppression. This article explores possible ways to bring us closer to attending to our actual needs — and caring for self, others and life.


Patterns, Privilege and Compassion

Video •  8 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes

How does it benefit you and the world to learn about privilege? How can NVC and Interpersonal Neurobiology help you see yourself and your patterns with compassion? How does using empathy address brain structures and patterns that have been embedded in privilege? Listen to Sarah’s answers.


Implicit Bias and Own Race Bias (ORB)

Video •  12 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
12 minutes

Sarah Peyton explains implicit bias and own race bias (ORB), predispositions that slant our perceptions of ourselves and others. There's hope, these implicit biases can be overcome!


About Privilege...

Article •  8-12 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
8-12 minutes

"Privilege" has many meanings, which can bring confusion. Here are questions essential to navigating challenges in NVC community about "privilege": How to call attention to times when language is used to divide and not connect? Where are people coming from when they say "privilege"? How to focus on using whatever language supports the depth of connection we seek with the heart of the people in front of us? Read on for more.


From Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences

Audio •  45 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
45 minutes

For many people, attempting to connect with others across differences can feel akin to walking through a minefield. With humility, tenderness, and courage, Roxy challenges your perspectives and encourages you to open your heart and mind. 


As Things Get Worse

Article •  20 - 30 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
20 - 30 minutes

As we head towards impending collapse the relative ease, comfort and freedom of the global north will be harder to maintain. Because of growing anxiety including from people with systemic power, we can anticipate increasing attempts at authoritarian control over the population. We can see what's occurring now as dry run practice for what's coming soon. What may help us: finding choice, knowing when to choose death, and walking towards community and life.


When Effects Are Invisible: From Comfort to Freedom

Article •  13 - 19 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
13 - 19 minutes

While so many of us know how close we are to the edge of global catastrophe and want change, what makes the existing global system continue to function with our ongoing participation? Read on for more on the challenges and path towards learning to steward life and all the resources of this one planet for the benefit of all.


Finding Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems

Article •  23 - 34 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
23 - 34 minutes

Society gives us short-sighted explanations about human nature, life and what’s (un)changeable. The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting that explanation. Our current social order upholds impoverishment, police brutality, and is leading us towards our extinction. Change begins with people mobilizing resources towards a vision that holds systemic care for all, plus engages shared risk and collective action towards that vision.


Grounding in Interconnection and Solidarity

Article •  10 - 15 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
10 - 15 minutes

Human health is connected to health of ecosystems and other societies. Our wellness and liberation is found in our interconnection, kinship, reverence for life, and solidarity. Solidarity erodes through narratives, practices and policies that separate us from each other -- and this impacts societal functioning. The breakdown creates conditions for pandemic, racism, police brutality, exploitation in untold numbers, and extinction. Read on for how all is connected.


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 change to happen, we'll need to find systemic leverage points, and use privilege to benefit those without it. Read on for more.


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