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Webinar: “Undoing Domination Communication: Getting the Support You Need to Change the World”

November 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With so much work to be done to repair the state of the world, there is a longing in more and more of us to do this work together in community. And yet the legacies of domination cultures – patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism to name a few – have kept most of us separated from the knowledge and structures of interdependence that truly make that possible. As a result, many of us are not equipped with the tools to collaborate in a way that reflects our deepest values. So even when we make a step towards beloved community – when we step outside the mainstream paradigm of “every person for themselves” – we find that it’s a monumentally difficult task.

Register here.

Sliding scale $270 ($45/class) – $108 ($18/class) for the 6-class series. For more info about the sliding scale, we find this helpful: http://www.wortsandcunning.com/blog/sliding-scale.

Payment plans available upon request. If cost is a barrier to participation, please reach out to us

“Undoing Domination Communication” as we see and teach it, is the process of relearning how to be in relationship, how to have both the autonomy and interdependence we need to reach our unique creative potential and align with our highest purpose in this time of global crisis. Language is a primary way we engage in relationship, so we focus on language as a way to transform our inner (spiritual/emotional) and outer (social/collaborative) lives. We believe that this work of relearning patterns of language and communication is essential to the work of bringing about what Joanna Macy calls, “The Great Turning.”

This workshop is a total of 12 hours of live, interactive small group instruction and guidance spread across six Wednesday evening sessions beginning Wednesday, September 25 and concluding Wednesday, November 6 (with an optional additional session the evening of Yom Kippur, Oct 9). This is NOT a prerecorded or self-paced course, though recordings of the sessions will be available to participants after each session.

This series is highly interactive and experiential. There will be ample opportunities to apply and practice these tools as we learn them.

While this workshop will be grounded in the practice and principles of Nonviolent Communication, it will be supported by an understanding of interpersonal neurobiology, a growing area of study that’s adding to our knowledge of how humans thrive. Nonviolent communication is a practical and accessible way to apply these new findings – that humans thrive in relationships with warmth, resonance, and attunement.

6 Wednesday evenings, 7pm – 9pm CST.
First Session: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Optional Session (Yom Kippur): Wednesday, October 9 2019
Final Session: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Amanda Blaine has tons of privilege. She’s a white, cisgendered, straight, double-Ivy-League-educated, middle class, Jewish woman. And she’s hellbent on using every ounce of it to leverage change. She wants to support you to learn the skills that make the difference between “heartbreaking waste of time” and “heart-opening, get-lots-of-important-shit-done-together collaboration.” She makes her home on Vashon Island, occupied Puyallup land near Seattle, Washington.

Nicole Bauman is a white, middle class, queer, genderqueer, farmer, healer, movement builder and parent, rooted in community and organizing in the Rust Belt city of Elkhart, IN, on occupied Potawatomi territory. Nonviolent Communication has been an empowering tool for Nicole’s own personal healing and transformation, and has also increased her capacity to show up more skillfully to communication, conflict and collaboration interpersonally and within the movement. Nicole is excited to share all of this with you!

Josh Blaine is a community song leader and organizer based out of Austin, TX who’s found that unlearning his patterns of white and male supremacy is best done in community. Since the Fall of 2017, he’s been organizing other men who are committed to undoing male domination patterns by leveraging the tools of nonviolent communication as a backbone of the work.


November 6, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm