KFAI show on June 6 features PEACE LITERACY, anticipating the June 21,22 workshop with Captain Paul Chappell and Professor Sharon Clough

Larry Johnson will be on Don Olson’s show, with Kate Towle, on KFAI, 90.3 FM, June 6, 1-2, talking about peace literacy and the attached workshop June 21,22.  This is not yet confirmed, but we hope to have Paul Chappell on, by phone, for part of the program.  

Captain Paul Chappell is an Iraq veteran, member of the national VFP advisory, and has been here several times.  In his writing and speaking, beginning with THE ART OF WAGING PEACE, he has brilliantly merged the best of West Point leadership training, with the nonviolence work of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and others.  Peace Literacy is a developing curriculim, designed to be in used in schools at all levels, helping young people to be trained in the art of peacemaking, in the home, the school, the community, and the world.

There are still open slots in the free workshop, and more information on the curriculim at www.peaceliteracy.org.  It may be used in total, or in part by anyone, but please come to the training.  It will be magnificent.

Nurturing a Positive & Unified Community 6/26 at Central Midway Building (Concordia College Building)

Mark Anderson

Barbara Schneider Foundation President
Mark will talk with us about the 4-part Conversation Cycle
he is co-leading at the MN Chippewa Tribe Building to
identity assets and strengths within our community.
Diverse community members are identifying a path for
transformation as we talk and dream together.

Preview attachment Barbara Schneider Foundation Flyer6_26.2019.pdf

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Nurturing a Positive & Unified Community

WHERE: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Building
1308 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota

CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE EVENT FLYER WITH TIMES AND DATES

https://twincitiesnonviolent.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/calendar.docx

Building on the work of many organizations
and individuals in our diverse Community,
join us on this journey of asking powerful
questions about our community’s strengths
and assets that will unite us in unforeseen
ways and bring into being the beauty of our
dreams using the tool of conversation.
We have everything we need to nurture a
positive and unified community and
transform Minneapolis by making the
possibilities we all envision a reality now.
Transformation always begins with a
conversation. Our diverse community can
provide the vision needed to make our
dreams a reality.
The way forward will emerge from the
conversation.

This Nonviolent Life: No Separation

Friday April 19, 2019

“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.”

-Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service
(510) 268-8765 | Info@paceebene.org

THE COLLABORATOR’S MEETING FOR May IS WEDNESDAY, the 29TH.

Because of logistical issues, our meeting in May will be moved to the last Wednesday, May 29 and will be from 7-9pm.  Same location.  Donna Minter, founder and executive director of Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, will give a mini-presentation on the STAR Training modules.  STAR integrates neurobiology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality to assist individuals who want to be trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused to build peace in their lives, workplace, and communities. “Together, transforming our communities peace by peace.”

CLICK BELOW FOR THE FLYER:

https://twincitiesnonviolent.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/may29-6.pdf

The Collaborator’s Meeting For April is Wednesday, the 24th.

For our April 24th collaborator’s meeting, Latriste Graham will lead us in a circle of exploration, healing and reparations as a sample of their upcoming event during 10-days Free From Violence. Their organization, Coming Out of Bondage, aids sex-workers in leaving the life. See flyer below for details.

This is also a monthly collaborators meeting for the purpose of networking and planning events for our ‘10 Days Free from Violence,’ Sept. 20-29, 2019.

All of our collaborator’s meetings will feature mini-presentations (about 45 minutes in length) previewing the events which will be held throughout the 10-days.

STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience in a Single Day


Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MN Department of Corrections Central Office, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108
Pay what you can.

STAR-Lite is a single-day, evidence-based training integrating neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality. All are welcome to join us at this training that is partially funded by The Saint Paul and F. R. Bigelow Foundations. Space is limited to 60. Optional 6.5 CEs and 5.5 CLEs available for $35. Please pre-register by January 31, 2019. For details and registration: https://slaprl132019.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by www.mnpeace.org with our East Metro Community Partners.

The Collaborator’s Meeting For March is this Wednesday, the 27th.

For our March 27th collaborator’s meeting, Spiritual Director Pam Winthrop Lauer will give us a preview  us a preview of the power of Nonviolent Communication, which she will be sharing with us during this summer’s 10-days Free From Violence. See flyer below for details.

This is also a monthly collaborators meeting for the purpose of networking and planning events for our ‘10 Days Free from Violence,’ Sept. 20-29, 2019.

Moving forward, all of our collaborator’s meetings will feature mini-presentations (about 45 minutes in length) previewing the events which will be held throughout the 10-days.

This event features Pam Winthrop Lauer teaching non violent communication. It is from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM on Wednesday March 27th in the Central Midway Building at 393 North Dunlap Street. St Paul MN. 4th Floor conference Room

Any questions? Email Contact@twincitiesnonviolent.org

2019 Related Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6-9pm  –  Landmark Center, F. K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium 

Admission Free  –  Your generous donations will go to the Veteran Resilience Project

World Storytelling Day 2019 –

Myths, Legends & Epics of Coming Home from War

This year’s global theme lends itself to the epic struggle of veterans coming home whole: to meaningful life. Odysseus took ten arduous years to return from the Trojan War. Psychiatrist Jonathan Shay documents such heroic journeys in books like Achilles in Vietnam. The literature of folklore is littered with legends like the Grimm’s Bearskin, where a returning soldier suffers valiantly for seven years to win the life he wants and deserves. Finally, real life veteran legends like Jesse Owens and Hugh Thompson are rivaled only by the growing cadre of women veterans daring to stand up to the travesty of military sexual assault. Since 2003, World Storytelling Day events take place on or around March 20 in more than 25 countries around the world.

 

6:00pm Information Fair from our Program Partners
Storytelling and Veteran Support Organizations
(For more information, or to reserve a seat or information table, contact Larry Johnson, Veteran, Storyteller/Organizer, Author, at larryjvfp@gmail.com)

7:00pm Our Storytellers
Hector Matascastillo
Army Ranger, Psychotherapist, Clinical Director, Author, Speaker
Trista Matascastillo
Veteran, Ramsey County Commissioner, Bush Fellow, Feminist
Carol McCormick
Veteran Spouse, Professional Storyteller, Story Arts of Minnesota (Board Member), Author
Derek Anders-Turner
Combat Engineer, US Bank Technology Product Manager, Natl Black Police Association Member
Mark Wagler
Legendary Storyteller from Madison, Co-Founder Northlands Storytelling Network
Elaine Wynne
Storyteller, Veteran Spouse, EMDR Therapist/Trainer, Founder of Veteran Resilience Project