Diffusing the Hatred Program
Learn nonviolent communication skills
Learn nonviolent communication skills in a safe environment and develop tools for responding to uneasy situations and hate speech.
Enjoy an informative, visual presentation followed by conversation and hands-on experience through guided role play. A light supper, snacks and beverages will be served.
We host this program with the hope of building communities of care and protection in this time of heightened tension and public acts of aggression. We will share institutional and personal forms of interruption of cultural oppression. And then we will do some role-playing of different situations to discuss how best to be present for others. We will do a quick survey of history of hate crimes in our county and then review the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
This is a program offered to congregations and members of the Contra Costa County Interfaith Council for the benefit of the whole community. All are welcome.
Hillcrest Church is an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.
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