[Sust-mar] innovative anti-oppression and peacebuilding skills programs

Margaret Tusz King margaret at tatacentre.ca
Mon Mar 12 11:03:56 EDT 2007

Organizations are invited to encourage 2 or more colleagues' attendance at either of 2 justice skills-building trainings at Tatamagouche Centre.

If 2 or more people from the same organization register for either of these programs, they will each receive a 10% discount. This will not only assist them financially.  It will also better serve program participants as they take their skills and learnings back to work/communities with them, with lots of mutual support.

There are still a small number of bursaries available for those people who are the only participants from their organizations or workplaces.  Please contact Tatamagouche Centre for more details.

Beyond Diversity 101
March 19-23; Monday 10am to Friday 4pm
This innovative new anti-racism and anti-oppression training is available for the first time in the Maritimes.  Niyonu Spann, the Dean of Pendle Hill, a Quaker study and retreat centre near Philadelphia Pa., has developed a new vision of how to move this work forward, grounded in the belief that transforming unjust systems requires taking responsibility, shifting mindsets and building skills, with a vision that is informed from within and connected outward. Participants will receive a Beyond Diversity Certificate upon the successful completion of the program.
Cost: $480 (registration and tuition); $320 (all meals and accommodations at Tatamagouche Centre).

Dialogue for Peaceful Change
April 29-May 4; Sunday 7pm to Friday 1pm
This is a methodology to learn the creative and practical skills of peaceful change, as part of a global coalition dedicated to creating safe spaces to overcome division.  Based on work in Corrymeala, Northern Ireland, this process mutually empowers all involved in community conflicts, nation-to-nation conflicts, and all conflicts large and small. Successful participants will receive designation as Certified Facilitators in Dialogue for Peaceful Change (see www.dialogueforpeacefulchange.net)
Leadership: Shona Borthwick works internationally as a "Coach/Trainer" with Dialogue for Peaceful Change and with a range of agencies in the Balkans, Pakistan region and Georgia. Rachel Craig works with 'interface' Catholic and Protestant families, to overcome division and violence in Northern Ireland. Ishbel Munro is Exec. Dir. of the Coastal Communities Network in Nova Scotia, and is a Certified Mediator. Stephen Law has been a trainer of DPC in Ireland in 2006, has done conflict mediation work in Canada and in Latin America, and is the Social Transformation Program Coordinator at Tatamagouche Centre.
Cost: $540 (tuition and registration); $350 (meals and accommodations for 5 days and nights at Tatamagouche Centre).

To register, or for more information, please contact Tatamagouche Centre 1-800-218-2220 or www.tatacentre.ca.
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