“To continue to safeguard the rights of our children and the young, we ensure a culture of non-violence that educates for and cultivates peacemaking, advocacy and respect for the God given dignity of human persons and of God’s creation.” — DENA Action Item: Service With the Poor Through Education

LISTENING CIRCLES

Restorative Practices Conversations and Training Sessions

As part of the ongoing work of the DENA Racial Justice Coalition we are pleased to offer a number of opportunities to engage in Restorative Practices conversations on topics of racial justice and/or training in restorative justice techniques.

About Restorative Practices

“Restorative practices is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. Though new to the social sciences, restorative practices has deep roots within indigenous communities throughout the world.”

About Listening Circles

With roots in indigenous cultures around the world, listening circles provide people an opportunity to speak and listen to each other in an atmosphere of safety, decorum and equality. Listening circles emphasize storytelling for cultivating empathy. To help people gain a shared sense of understanding and emotional connection, these circles can be used in communities, workplaces, schools, organizations, neighborhoods, universities and families.

(Source, www.iirp.edu)

Listening Circles

The Rise in Anti-Asian Racism

April 21, 2021
5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

The reality of acts of violence against the Asian community lunged into the forefront of the national news with the murder of eight people in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Through its work in Restorative Practices, the DENA Racial Justice Coalition is offering a space for Lasallians to engage in conversation regarding the rise in anti-Asian racism.

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Facilitating a Listening Circle Training

April 22
6:00 – 8:00 pm EDT

This session is full. Check back to the DENA website for announcements regarding upcoming trainings.

Our communities need opportunities to process the personal and collective impact of emotionally charged events. From the effects of COVID-19 and racism or to natural disasters, we seek healthy forums in which to express our feelings and truly hear one another. With roots in indigenous cultures around the world, listening circles provide people an opportunity to speak and listen to each other in an atmosphere of safety, decorum, and equality. Listening circles emphasize storytelling for cultivating empathy. To help people gain a shared sense of understanding and emotional connection, these circles can be used in communities, workplaces, schools, organizations, neighborhoods, universities, and families.

Regardless of the topic you choose, you will learn to facilitate listening circles for any topic your community requires.

15-person maximum

Please note that we will keep a waitlist if we reach full registration. You will receive information regarding the Zoom link a day prior.