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“Being the Change” Workshop    
Friday, February 15 2008 @ 10:26 PM GMT+4
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ActivismA creative workshop dedicated to social change will raise funds for the Brattleboro Drop-In Center, the Women’s Crisis Center and two other local charities. It will be held on February 23, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Prakriti Yoga Studio at 139 Main Street.

Social change is on the forefront of many people’s minds. This unique workshop welcomes people from all walks of life to come together and explore social change as a part of their daily lives. As Gandhi said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” By focusing on each person’s power to affect positive change in relationships and conflicts, all levels of society are influenced and begin to shift, including our families, workplaces, schools, community organizations, activism and beyond. This workshop will teach a unique combination of gentle movement exercises, based on the principles of the aikido martial art form, and communication tools inspired by Nonviolent Communication. Through this work, participants will explore the themes of connection, power, interrelationship and nonviolence. The day will be facilitated by Bonita Ford, who has taught workshops on personal and ecological sustainability and healing worldwide, including in the U.S., Canada and South Africa.

“Being the Change” is the second in a four-part series, all the proceeds of which will go to local charities. The requested donation for the event is $20-60, and those interested in doing an exchange for “acts of goodwill” are encouraged to ask for more information. Please RSVP: bonitaford@gmail.com or 802-257-4083. For more details: http://www.eco-logicalsolutions.com/bfcurrent.html


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