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SoJust ProfDev Speaking Peace - Intro to Non-Violent Communication $15adv Boston

Dec 06

Dear fellow activists and advocates,

It's been a tough week. Looking ahead we have a lot of work to do to protect the progress we've made in our country. Right now, we're mired in difficult conversations with those that approached this election with a different worldview.

As a cross-issue progressive community and network Socializing for Justice has no unified voice on what it means to be a "progressive" or how to achieve our shared vision of a just world. We need to have tough conversations with each other as well as those who oppose our efforts.

I encourage you to attend our December 6 ProfDev to add more tools to your toolbox. Speaking Peace: Intro to Non-Violent Communication has been our most popular session so register early to grab a seat.


For Justice,

Robbie Samuels
SoJust Co-Founder


Are you tired of conversations that involve aggravation, intimidation and manipulation? Want to communicate in a way that fosters respect, peace and connection?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev introducing Nonviolent Communication on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00-8:30 PM at The NonProfit Center by South Station. Learn the basic principles of NVC and a specific communication method that you'll be able to apply right away!

Fee: $15 advance/ $30 door
Limited space - register ahead of time at
Newcomers always welcomed!

Speaking Peace - An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a way of communicating that strengthens our ability to stay in touch with our humanity and get our needs met, even under difficult circumstances. Instead of habitual responses, our words become conscious responses based on a clear awareness of what we are observing, feeling, and wanting. We are led to express ourselves with honesty and clarity, while paying respectful and empathic attention to others. Check out this brief intro video about NVC:


Gail Carroll and Paul Merrill As a CNVC certified trainer with NVC Boston, Gail was drawn to NVC as a strategy to bring authenticity, clarity and compassion into her professional and personal relationships. She shares NVC with the transformative power of compassion as the foundation of her practice and teaching. Before moving to the Boston area, Paul taught NVC in Boston, New York City, Belgium and Poland. He is a founding board member of Brooklyn NVC. Paul is known for his creativity and humor in teaching NVC. Paul and Gail are both co-trainers for Mediate Your Life, a program for those wishing to use NVC to increase their ability to resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts. They have a private practice in the Boston area, offering private clients/couples NVC empathy and mediation. More about Gail and Paul can be found at


Socializing for Justice -

Since 2006, SoJust has hosted events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We run a monthly ProfDev Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center, which provides access to affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for movement building.

With over 3000 members and 10 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (220+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

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