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Liberation for All: Bringing Tenderness to Conversations about Power and Privilege

Nov 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Join us for our next Webinar and Conversation Café offering.

Liberation for All: Bringing Tenderness to Conversations about Power and Privilege
a Work That Reconnects Network Webinar
with Miki Kashtan

Saturday, November 19
11 AM to 1 PM PDT (UTC -8)
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When engaging with topics of power and privilege, would you like for everyone who has experienced impacts across power differences to be heard and engaged with deeply? Are you longing for people with access to resources, relational power, or societal privilege to leave such conversations with growing capacity and insight?
This webinar is designed to look at how we can move in this direction and transform such conversations even while the systems we live in are unchanged. Here are some of the key elements we are likely to explore together: 

>>> Tracing any system that divides people based on group membership to its patriarchal roots of scarcity, separation, and powerlessness so as to see the humanity of everyone, regardless of where we are caught

>>> Embracing a framework of liberation and what different challenges it calls on us to examine based on our social location

>>> Increasing capacity for loving confrontation so as to keep pain and discomfort to only what is necessary and maintaining tenderness throughout

>>> Speaking the language of liberation, in which no one is wrong, we stand in deep humility, we disentangle intention and impacts in both directions, and we honor everyone’s capacity limits

>>> Co-holding the entirety of anguish about how things are and the challenge of privilege together with everyone else

This webinar mixes dense content with interactive engagement so that learning arises within what people bring with them to the table.

If you are having trouble accessing the registration form and you are in China please contact Helen Sui at [email protected] to register for this event. For general questions about this webinar, please use our contact form.

The suggested requested donation for this webinar is between $25-$35USD. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate generously within your means but feel free to join us even if you can’t contribute financially. 

Miki Kashtan started her lifelong exploration about why we are where we are and what can be done to realign us with life when she was five and asked a simple question at the grocery shop that, to this day, no one has been able to answer to her satisfaction: “Why do we have to pay? Why can’t we just take what we need?” Decades later, she collaborated with others from around the world to develop a model for global collaborative self-governance. She is the founder, with others, of the Nonviolent Global Liberation (NGL) community, whose purpose is “to integrate nonviolence into the fabric of human life through ongoing live experiments with truth focused on individual and collective liberation.” The NGL community is knee-deep in experimenting with sharing all resources, including money, on the basis of needs and willingness. Miki gave a presentation on these and other experiments entitled “Living a Gift Economy within an Exchange World” at a Maternal Gift Economy Salon in 2021, which includes a slide deck
Miki likes to think of herself as a practical visionary rooted in feminist nonviolence. In her work she integrates theory and practice, aiming to approximate the vision of living in flow, togetherness, and choice even within systems based on the patriarchal building blocks of scarcity, separation, and powerlessness. She strives to bring together theory and practice, spiritual commitment with conceptual clarity, radical vision and practical applications, heart and mind, and self and other. One of her current ongoing projects is about using the vision mobilization framework as an entryway into the complex and delicate field of power and privilege. Her Learning Packets cover everything from the most internal to the most global. 
Miki blogs at The Fearless Heart and on Medium, and her articles have appeared in Tikkun magazine, New York Times, Waging Nonviolence, ShareableSelf and Society, and elsewhere. She has published four books, most recently The Highest Common Denominator: Using Convergent Facilitation to Reach Breakthrough Collaborative Decisions, which has a full chapter on attending to power differences.



Nov 19, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
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