Putting Differences on the Table

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In this divided social and political moment, space to practice compassionate dialogue is critical. This workshop, open to everyone, is so we can learn to engage and connect across cultures.

Come for a chance to learn more about (and practice) the art of conversation, sharing stories, and exploring our differences in a respectful, authentic, and fun way.

Complimentary lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Saturday, Dec. 9 | MCC Conference Room

RSVP requested at mcceb.org/conversations

In this divided social and political moment, spaces to practice compassionate dialogue are critical. MCC is teaming up with Civity to put on a workshop to help you examine (y)our stereotypes and judgements, and learn how to have difficult conversations across social, racial, and political differences.

This workshop is specifically focused on exploring social tensions and differences that fray communities in San Francisco Bay Area, such as income inequality, gentrification, and racial segregation. The workshop will be co-hosted by Civity and MCC East Bay.

Malka Kopell, Civity co-founder will be facilitating this workshop. She brings over 30 years of experience with facilitating collaborative, cross-sector civic engagement. She’s worked on a variety of issues, including neighborhood revitalization, water and air quality, transportation, youth development, and public health.

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Free. Please RSVP so we can plan enough snacks at mcceb.org/conversations
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About Civity:

Civity helps people harness social, political, and organizational diversity – not to ignore differences, but to work across differences. When we bridge divides, we are better able to address the collective problems that confront us. Learn more: http://www.civity.org

“Civity” is a culture of deliberately engaging in relationships of respect and empathy with others who are different.

Civity is a great partner in the Islamic Network Group (ING)’s Know Your Neighbor program, which you can learn more about here: http://www.ing.org/kyn

Learn more about this workshop and hosting it at your community organization:

http://www.civity.org/single-post/2017/07/16/Civity-Work-Grounded-in-Partnerships