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Can You Really Feel Me? Connecting Across Differences When Holding Conflicting Perspectives

Nancy Kahn hosts a discussion between guests Leo Mercer, a self-described “Rapitivist,” and Savander Parker, a higher education professional, who hold divergent perspectives on Hip Hop.  Hear how it is possible to dialogue across differences through the practice of Nonviolent Communication, despite holding conflicting perspectives. How can we talk about issues we are passionate about … Continued


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Creating a Culture of Empathy in the Workplace

What is your workplace culture like? In your place of employment, how often do you experience colleagues, supervisors and upper management responding to you and others with judgment-free active listening (empathic presence)? A leading corporation in Silicon Valley shared research findings that presented empathy as the single most important workplace practice for effective teams. Work-based … Continued


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Full Acceptance of Self – A Conversation with E.N. Hill

Host Marlena Willis talks with E.N. Hill, who describes themselves as a black, gay, gender non-binary, Christ-loving non-Christian. They practice a family of religious diversity: God as father, the earth and earth-based practices as mother, Buddhism as lover, and African spiritual practices as grandparents. From a military background, now called to be a minister, they … Continued


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Deconstructing Oppressive “Domination Systems Thinking” from the Inside Out

Host Nancy Kahn invites us to explore how domination systems thinking lives inside us, how we can become aware of it, transform it, and disrupt unconscious patterns of communication that maintain systems of power and privilege. Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Nonviolent Communication, said that “in domination systems, you have to train people to think … Continued


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Appreciation and Regret

We live in a time where the policies of the right are having harmful affects on many, but what about how we harm one another in our interactions among ourselves in the progressive left? If we can acknowledge and clear up some of these harms we can be more effective in our work for change. … Continued


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The Practice of Calling In, a Nonviolent Approach for Social Justice Work, the Workplace, and Relationships

Too often in our attempts to raise awareness of injustices, we end up calling out each other in ways that do not increase trust and cooperation, but often result in shame and judgments. We explore the differences between Calling Out and Calling In. Host Nancy Kahn provides skills and examples for the practice of Calling … Continued


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Conflict Resolution can be Fun!? Experience the Mosaic Project!

Be delightfully inspired, play some peacemaking games and listen to some positive music live from the KPFA studios – with the leaders and kids of the Mosaic Project from Oakland, California. Timothy Regan hosts Khemnes Fisher and Emily Abad with young students and musicians from Mosaic. Experience some powerful and compassionate “gametivities” that have helped over 39,000 children and … Continued