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Just Listening: A Workshop on Listening As an Act of Justice
January 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
I have learned that when we begin listening to each other, and when we talk about things that matter to us, the world begins to change. Human conversation is the most ancient and easiest way to cultivate the conditions of change — personal change, community, and organizational change.” -Margaret Wheatley
As our communities and planet continue suffering from injustice, hate, and disease, we are now experiencing intense political divisiveness and strained public discourse. Whether in our local community of Cincinnati or on the national and global political stage, civil discourse is necessary for peacemaking and community building. For effective discourse, listening ‒ deep listening ‒ is required. In times of fear and anxiety listening can again become an effective tool. That is why we are pleased to offer as our program: a workshop on listening as the ultimate act of justice.
Workshop Leader: Sharon Browning
Sharon provides JUST Listening consultation and training to a wide range of organizations. She is an attorney, former Executive Director of Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, and also taught for fifteen years in the Sociology Department at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia. She is a trained mediator, as well as a retreat facilitator, spiritual guide and teacher, focusing on the needs of marginalized individuals and groups.
For more information, visit: https://justlistening.net
Coffee and light refreshments provided.
This training will be offered with no cost but free will donations would be welcomed.