50 Days for Peace: an 8-week Practice Community of Kingian Nonviolence
How might we live peacefully in a world filled with injustice, rising violence and converging crises? Join us for an eight-week learning and practice space to help us do our work in the world, in 2021 and beyond.
Welcome to 50 Days for Peace
Are you wondering how to live peacefully in a world filled with injustice, rising violence and converging crises? Are you wishing for a community of practice to support you to thrive in whatever unpredictability emerges in 2021?
Our world swirls with political unrest, pandemic stress, environmental and structural racism, and the global climate crisis; on an individual level, we face all of the more local challenges that life brings. Our brains and bodies understandably struggle to find rest and calm. Nonviolent Communication and Kingian Nonviolence can be great resources for finding and creating peace in our lives and in the wider world. Both provide profound insights into the challenges we face and also into how to transform them, peacefully and powerfully.
Starting in January, Roxy Manning, Kathleen Macferran, Kathy Simon and Sarah Peyton are offering an eight-week learning and practice space to meet in community to explore applying the six principles of Kingian nonviolence in everyday life. We will meet each week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for one hour, 8:00-9:00am Pacific. In 24 sessions across a 50 day period, participants will learn and support each other’s practice to help us thrive and do the work we seek to do in the world, in 2021 and beyond.
We have mapped out a 50 day period at the beginning of 2021, January 19 to March 11, during which we will meet three times a week, for a total of 24 one-hour sessions. We will meet in community to explore applying the six principles of Kingian nonviolence in everyday life, with opportunities for daily practice and predictable support — resources we need to change habits, to create more peace inside ourselves and in the broader world. We believe that launching 2021 in this way, learning together and supporting each other’s practice, will help us thrive and do the work we seek to do in the world, in 2021 and beyond.
What’s Included in the 50 Days for Peace?
Sliding Scale Tuition Options
We are offering 5 tuition options*:
- Participant Tuition – Support those with fewer resources to attend – $1120
- Participant Tuition – Support trainers’ sustainability – $920
- Participant Tuition – Requested standard contribution – $720
- Participant Tuition – Discounted rate – $520
- Participant Tuition – Scholarship rate – $320
*the window for applying for additional scholarships has closed. Please select from the contribution amount above that works within your budget.
About the Instructors
Roxy is excited whenever she is helping opposing voices hear each other and see past individual hurt and struggles to the structures that contribute to those challenges. Read Roxy’s articles at her website.
Kathleen has worked internationally with individuals, community groups, businesses, schools, colleges, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, WA, an organization that supports healing connection and restorative communities both inside and outside prison through the strategies of Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, racial equity and anti-oppression.
A certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, Kathy has been practicing NVC since 1995 teaching it since 2009. For nine years, she led BayNVC’s popular “Living Peace” retreat and Immersion Program. Kathy leads workshops and does coaching in a wide variety of contexts with parents, couples, educators, clergy, and therapists, and for non-profit groups. You can learn more about Kathy’s work at her website.
She brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrate Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with the transformative potential of Nonviolent Communication’s empathy. Sarah is currently at work on a second book, commissioned by W.W.Norton, on the relational neuroscience of the unconscious contracts, and the deep needs that we are meeting with “self-sabotage.”