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Removing Our Blinders: Seeing the Impact of Power & Privilege (NVC Academy)

11 June 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A powerfully relevant and daring 7-session Video Conference framed around exposing and acknowledging the impact and power of privilege.

Starts off with Keynote Address by Shakti Butler on Friday evening

On Sunday morning PST, session titled:

NVC and Priviliage, a global perspective
Facilitated by Jeyanthy Siva, with Guest speakers: Nilanjana Premaratna (Academic, Colombo University, Sri Lanka), Manjusri Balangoda (Buddhist Monk from Sri Lanka), Wijitra Tretrakul (Activist and Scholar, Thailand), Annie Scarborough (International Development Specialist & Therapist, UK)

And more sessions (Saturday all day and Sunday afternoon) by NVC trainers from North America (Miki Kashtan, Roxy Manning, Kirstin Masters, Mary Mackenzie,  Dian Killian, Victor Lewis)

Goal: To radically transform ourselves and our communities by accepting, learning, and stepping up in ways that will empower us all!

Description from the NVC Academy website:

There’s an elephant in the room. It’s called Privilege.

And it has grown so large that we can no longer walk around it or pretend it’s not there. At one point or another in our lives, almost all of us have been complicit in alternately denying its existence or, when accepting it, have swallowed our integrity in order to avoid any and all uncomfortable discussions.

Why have we gone to such extremes?

Because many of us have:

  • Framed privilege as an individual issue when it is, in fact, systemic; and
  • Believed that if we accepted and identified as part of a privileged group, personal achievement would be disallowed or unrecognized.

It’s time to let go of old beliefs that no longer serve us in positive ways. Time to deal with the discomfort of daring to change. Time to remove our blinders so we can understand how we’re unwittingly complicit. It’s time to stand up and acknowledge the impact and power privilege has had and continues to have – and it’s time to accept that it has impacted some of us far more than others.

Are you looking for ways of acknowledging, understanding, and exposing privilege? Are you longing to be part of this social change movement, yearning to be active in decreasing the divide between one human being and another?

Register here:


11 June 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm