Our Offerings

UNWINDING THE TRAUMA-CONFLICT WEB

LOVING JUSTICE SKILLS 

 FOR TRANSFORMING CULTURE

With Kai Cheng Thom

SEPTEMBER  –  DECEMBER  2022

Five Saturday Sessions

Who is this course for?

Participants of this course should be at least basically familiar with anti-racism and social justice concepts.  Familiarity with Transformative Justice, Restorative Justice, and/or the prison/police abolition movement may also be helpful for students, though this is not required.  Ideally, students should have an active practice of any ONE of the following: social activism, community organizing, social service provision, popular education, therapeutic work. No previous conflict mediation or facilitation is required, but students must come ready to engage with challenging topics related to conflict and trauma and be open to discussing perspectives different from their own in these areas. 

This program is an intensive skill-building course on conflict analysis and de-escalation for social and racial justice changemakers, culture workers, healers, and activists. 

 
Course curriculum is based on Kai Cheng Thom’s Loving Justice Model, which integrates trauma informed practice, somatic awareness, anti-oppression, and Transformative Justice. Over the course of five learning modules, participants will create their own unique philosophy, framework, and tools for understanding, responding to, and transforming conflict in their lives and communities.
 
Through experiential exercises and case scenarios, participants will examine, acknowledge, and challenge dominant understandings of conflict, harm, accountability, and punishment in order to envision responses to conflict and violence that are abolitionist and anti-racist.

By the end of the program, participants will leave with:

1) An embodied feeling of equanimity, confidence, and competence when it comes to addressing conflict in their lives, work, and play

2) A sharpened intellectual understanding of, and curiosity about, the nuances, ethics, and complexities of conflict work

3) The relational skills necessary to create change in the way that they and their communities respond to conflict and harm

 

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Important Application & Payment Details

SLIDING SCALE TUITION
$425 – $1,000

(Please pay as high on the scale as possible for you, given your financial situation

 

Thanks to all for your overwhelming response to Kai Cheng’s work – this offering is now FULL.

 

Capacity: 60 participants

Scholarships are available  please indicate if you wish to apply for a scholarship in your application. BIPOC identified individuals will be given priority. 

 

These offerings are being offered online held over Zoom. Please come prepared to be fully present in a non-public space. 

  • September 2022
    24th / 9am - 3pm PDT
    Opening session: module one


  • October 2022
    8th / 9am - 12pm PDT
    module two

    29th / 9am - 12pm PDT
    module three

  • November 2022
    12th / 9am - 12pm PST
    module four


  • December 2022
    10th / 9am - 3pm PST
    closing session: module five



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Refund Policy

Cancellations requested up to 14 days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund minus a $75 administration fee.

Cancellations requested within 14 days of the event are not eligible for a refund.