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Evening talk: Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, and Skillful Action

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 

Council is a generative practice that offers a container for fostering attentive listening and authentic communication.  It is becoming a centerperice of California's innovative rehabilitation programs in state prisons, as well as being used widely in education and community-building.

Join Jared Seide, director of Center for Council, for an exploration of Council as a "skillful means" for deepening community, easing suffering and fostering collective wisdom.

Jared is director of Center for Council, and has led the organization's growth since its launch, integrating Council practice into dozens of prisons, schools, community-based organizations and other groups. He has worked to bring council to Rwanda, Bosnia, Auschwitz, and other places of deep suffering and division.

The organization he leads, Center for Council, creates Council-based programming and training for a wide range of organizations, communities, international peace-building initiatives, as well as families and relationships.  

This evening talk will explore how the practice of Council is being integrated throughout the social justice continuum and how it may be extended into our lives and work.

DECEMBER 11, 2017

proceeds go to support Center for Council, a project of Community Partners, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Learn more about Center for Council here.