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Library Resources with Privilege blindness

It’s essential to give ourselves time to grapple with the complex feelings surrounding the brutality of state-sanctioned racism and violence. But if all we do is reflect and attend to our emotions we fail to show up, where and when it counts. So let's not perpetuate the violence by standing idly. Instead, here's ten things you can do to move into concrete action to address the continued, untenable, and horrific violence of racism. A list of resources is included.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time:7 - 11 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2020
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  • Payee Oren Jay Sofer
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Understanding how our brains operate in relation to power, privilege and status is important if we wish to build a world that works for all. This article gives an overview of the brain tendencies we have in relationship to groups, and provides remedies to counteract the automatic labor-saving devices of our human brains (which often prevent us from seeing the fullness of others, and our own, humanity).

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 15 - 23 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2020
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  • Payee Sarah Peyton
  • Points 5
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Some people in the NVC community consider the words "privilege" and "power" triggering and/or evaluative. From this perspective, how can the concepts of "privilege" and "power" be considered part of the NVC teaching?  This writing piece examines the power and privilege debate.  It also discusses what the author sees as Marshall Rosenberg and Gandhi's stance on the subject...

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 9 - 14 minutes
  • Production Date 2/2018
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  • Payee Work Collaboratively
  • Points 3
  • 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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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 08/2018
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  • Payee Roxy Manning
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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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.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 23 - 34 minutes
  • Production Date 07/2020
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  • Payee BayNVC
  • Points 7
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When someone expresses upset about our actions, and we focus on our intention being seen and understood (e.g. "I didn’t mean to hurt you”) it doesn't support the speaker in being heard more deeply with care. Here we'll explore this dynamic in a way that supports more clarity and the possibility of greater personal liberation. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration 12 - 18 minutes
  • Production Date 08/2013
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  • Payee BayNVC
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Why does NVC practice, and NVC training/coaching, appear to be not enough to bridge divides between people? This article takes a look at the trickle down effect of our societal conditioning, what we can add to our NVC lense, and what we can do "upstream" when NVC doesn't seem to be enough. Additionally, the article talks about unseen constraints that men, women and minority groups face in organizational settings...

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 12 - 18 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2018
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Work Collaboratively
  • Points 5
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Working for racial justice is a shift in perspective—a shift in understanding and empathy that leads to a change in our actions: to listen instead of talk, to follow instead of lead, to yield rather than dominate. And to accept that I will continue to mess up. Part of working to undo racism is having the humility to know when our own understanding is limited. Read on for more this, and how it relates to meditation -- plus personal and collective liberation.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2020
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Oren Jay Sofer
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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In learning how to re-invent the economic system so that it distributes resources in a way that includes as many people's needs as possible, we would need to be in a process of mutual influence with one another. However, addressing resource distribution can be complex when people in different social locations have 1.)a different sense of what's considered "enough" 2.) different capacities to find creative strategies that work within the given limitations, and 3.)different levels of self-doubt, shame and capacity to put their concerns and needs on the table. Can we collectively create conditions that support people to stretch productively so that included in the outcome are the needs, perspectives, ideas, and concerns of people who are less powerful? What needs to be in place to support the way towards a better future?

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration 14 - 21 minutes
  • Production Date 3/2019
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  • Payee BayNVC
  • Points 5
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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In treating everyone the same, we perpetuate inequities. If we want NVC consciousness to spread globally, it's crucial to acknowledge how various demographics are have varying capacities, and are differentially perceived, treated and impacted. Modifying our NVC teachings can increase equity and reduce the frequent judgement, disbelief, denial, insistence, non-resonance and re-marginalization that so many experience in NVC circles.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 9 - 14 minutes
  • Production Date 08/05/2021
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Roxy Manning
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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