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Tools for Nonviolent Transformation – Weekend Workshop!

Date: Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 10am – 6pm Location: Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics, 99 6th St, Santa Rosa, CA Facilitators: Rivera Sun, Mica Stumpf, Peijman Kouretchian Everyone experiences conflict–it’s unavoidable. In families, businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, and politics–conflict can lead to destructive or constructive ends. Learning… read more

Season for Nonviolence 2015

Sonoma County’s Season for Nonviolence 2015 begins on Friday, January 30. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided, and donations are welcome. You won’t want to miss this year’s event: Peijman Kouretchian and Mica Stumpf will be leading a nonviolence training right before the Opening Ceremony, from… read more

A Call to Militant Empathy

You are Not My Enemy. Violence is My Enemy. A Call to Militant Empathy by Peijman Kouretchian   (Photo by Mica Stumpf)   The streets look like war. Two NYPD police officers were just “assassinated” apparently as revenge for the Eric Garner chokehold death. This is the first major physical attack on actual police officers… read more

Empathy, Compassion and Nonviolent Intervention – Podcast

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” –Maya Angelou (Botticelli’s La primavera is set in a bitter orange grove. . .  What does this have to do with our show? Read below…) Empathy and compassion are essential to personal well-being. They are also skills we can develop that help… read more