Trainings in the Bay Area, 2017

Workshops: Transforming Whiteness for Racial Justice

  • Choose a one day or weekend intensive workshop on "transforming whiteness"
  • This is a workshop held for white people who wish to be more responsive to the complexities of building relationships and solidarity across lines of difference, and effectively challenge racism in society and in ourselves.  
  • For more information click here


Third Thursday Workshops at SEEDS

  • "Talking Points and Talking Sticks: 
    Two Approaches for Encouraging Authentic Speaking and Attentive Listening" 
    with Melody Noll
  • September 28, 6:30-9 pm
  • Suggested Donation: $20 general public, $10 volunteers
  • For more information click here


SEEDS: RJ in Schools Summer Session: Weekday Training

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Jul 26-28, 9-5
  • 1701 San Pablo, Berkeley
  • facilitators TBA
  • or more information, click here


Using a Culturally Responsive Lens to Build Community

  • August 3 and 4, 9 am to 4 pm
  • facilitators: people working in Oakland schools and the surrounding area will share their experitise and experiences

Intro to RJ Fall Session: General Training

  • Friday, Saturday, Oct 20-21, times TBA
  • 1701 San Pablo, Berkeley
  • facilitators TBA
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What folks are saying about RJ Center trainings:

You captivated all of us and made it quite comfortable to sit in our vulnerability…

I think I learned more in the first two hours than at any course I have taken.

I learned about the importance of honest communication. Our age and pace has changed so much about communication thanks to technology and social media. This practice forces us to interact on very (literally) face to face levels and that has become the rarity in a lot of cases. This reminds me to take the time needed to send the correct message and to better understand others.

The entire training was infused with opportunities to experience circle practice and to rehearse it in meaningful ways. I have *never* been to a training that did such a good job of “teach by doing.

Really beneficial!!