In response to the racism, violence and hate acted out at the white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, we want to bring to your attention a monthly "Facing Privilege Call" with Miki Kashtan, hosted by baynvc. The next call is September 9, noon – 1:30 pm, PT ( 3 pm -4:30 pm EST) More information here.
Our hope is that it will support you in understanding how to engage in our world with awareness and understanding. Although the topic of privilege may not seem at first glance to specifically address white-nationalist/ racist action or violence, it does address the historical systemic foundations that support racism, and can give direction to those who seek to engage in being the change they want to see in the world.
Please contact us if you would like more information about Compassionate Communication.
At Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio, we envision a world where people are connecting across differences and resolving conflict nonviolently and collaboratively - not through the use of violence, force or coercion, but instead by connecting with our common humanity and engaging our compassionate nature.
A world, where people find creative and interactive ways to transform their conflicts through a process of communication that connects us across differences in gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion and political beliefs. A world where peace, mutual respect and compassionate relationships are the norm.
Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication
promotes a compassionate world where everyone's needs matter
- Offers life-enriching tools to create an environment where people use communication to exchange the information necessary to resolve their differences peacefully.
- Emphasizes emotional intelligence over intellectual analysis by providing a life-changing way of interacting that facilitates the flow of communication with a focus on universal human needs by employing emotional intelligence in expressing what’s going on in people.
- Raises the bar for communication by relying on objective observations rather than evaluations.
- Avoids making people defend themselves from value-laden judgments by employing clear requests in place of demands.
- Allows everyone to get their needs met on
their own terms without coercion, fear of
retribution, or loss of self-esteem.