Category: Social Change

Don’t Call Me White!

Q: How do we address/what can we do to address the language and logic of micro-aggressions being appropriated by members of the dominant cla...

Peacebuilding When We Disagree (Podcast)

Click here to listen to the full interview! With election season 2020 behind us, there’s a lot of talk from winning candidates about o...

Kwanzaa Reflections – Imani

Today, the last day of Kwanzaa, the first day of the New Year, we focus on the last of the Nguzo Saba, Imani – faith. Imani encapsulat...

Kwanzaa Reflections – Kuumba

Today, the 6th day of Kwanzaa, is a day when I’m so annoyed at this extended pandemic! As we celebrate today’s principle from the Nguzo ...

Kwanzaa Reflections – Nia

This morning, folks in my house listened to Paul Robeson sing Ballad for Americans as we started our Kwanzaa reflections. Robeson, born in 1...

Kwanzaa Reflections – Ujamaa

The principle of Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics – is deeply embodied within African-American communities and communities of Afri...

Kwanzaa Reflections – Ujima

This morning, the third day of Kwanzaa, my teen and I discussed today’s principle of Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility. They im...

Kwanzaa Reflections – Kujichagulia

On the second day of Kwanzaa, we contemplate the principle, Kujichagulia. On the official Kwanzaa website, Kujichagulia – Self Determinati...

Kwanzaa Reflections – Umoja

As the year comes to a close, I’ve decided to share a little of my family’s tradition. When my children were born, I wanted to b...

Cross Privilege Dialogues: Avoiding the Trap of Centering Yourself When You Have More Privilege

Download PDF I have a dear friend who has become a treasured empathy buddy. Once a week, we call each other and share what’s going in our ...

How can NVC be helpful in these transformative times?

Download pdfs in English, French, Italian. Even in the midst of all that is moving in the world, three experiences left me particularly shak...

Empathic, Powerful Responses To COVID-19 Inequities

Download PDF COVID-19 has been devastating for people across the United States. As I read news story after story, with each conversation I h...

Viewing Needs through an Equity Lens

At a retreat, I supported a conversation between two men who had experienced a break in connection. One man of Chinese and European descent ...

Calling In, Calling Out

In NVC circles, there are several topics that are often raised when someone behaves in a way that’s painful to another person. Discussions...

How Do I Love Those Who Hate Me? Answering Dr. King’s Call to Love Our Enemy

When Dr. King talked about the need to love our enemies, he identified several components to make this possible. He named developing and mai...

Renewing the Dream: Using Nonviolent Communication to Answer Dr. King’s Call for Social Change

How can nonviolent communication help us return to the powerful vision of social change for which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so strongly ad...

Where Are You From?

“Where Are You From?” Q: I just started a new job. When I asked a coworker of Asian descent where they were from, they glared at...

NVC – Changing Consciousness, Relationships & Systems

Roxy Manning, with Janey Skinner Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was developed, in part, because its founder, Marshall Rosenberg, was in...

Leadership Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

My life is spent traveling between different lands. There is the land of my NVC family. This land is full of people who have abundant hope, ...

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