Listening into Healing: Week 2
Thursday, July 9, 2020, 7:00 PM
Creating courageous space for anti-racism, self care, and solidarity.
Thursday, July 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 on Zoom
The act of listening to one another, especially in particularly traumatic times, can foster ongoing healing and resilience. In this four-part series, participants will practice deep listening and honest sharing with the help of a team led by the Rev. Bill Jacobsen, an international practitioner of compassionate listening and conflict transformation. The gathering is co-sponsored by Wellspring and Becoming Beloved Community.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
This week's hosts
Guest: Tamara White (Tammy) recently received her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Arcadia University. A way she takes care of herself given the challenges of her life are to dedicate time to herself. She does this by going for long walks and watching her childhood favorite cartoons. Although she is trying, she sometimes finds herself completely overwhelmed. She says, "It has been helpful to allow myself to acknowledge this feeling and process it as it happens. The world is stressful so it has been helpful to not put extra stress on myself." Tammy, a Black woman, was caught in the violence that broke out in Philadelphia during a peaceful protest, at the instigation of the police, and watched as heavily armed police pepper sprayed people while separating a small number of protestors from the demonstration.
Facilitator: The Rev. William (Bill) Jacobsen, Ph.D. Bill recently retired from Arcadia University where he taught in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Masters’ program. Bill formerly worked in Burundi and Rwanda post Genocide, as with several refugee communities in the United States, with African Quakers, helping communities to rebuild after the horrors of the Genocide and displacement from people’s homes. He also works with the Alternatives to Violence Project International in SCI Phoenix and with the Compassionate Listening Project International, training people in the practices of deep listening and staying present.