You are invited to participate in Collective Health Conversations.
We heal as individuals and as a society when we are in relationship. Through these conversations, I hope we can deepen and broaden our ties to one another and to the brilliance of our own bodies.
We can focus on self-care until we're blue in the face, but if we don't address systemic oppression - sexism, racism, ableism, and others -, healing will be elusive. We are amidst a powerful culture shift. How can we participate? What do each of us have to offer? And how can we heal ourselves as we move towards the world we want to live in?
Let's connect with each other over topics that matter. Let's nurture our own healing as well as healing for those we don't know or don't understand.
If you love to learn and are interested in both connection and community, then you just have to participate.
It's free. It's virtual, so you can participate in your jammies.
Sometimes the conversations will be rooted in a particular book or article, sometimes we'll just show up for conversation. Just show up as you are.
We'd love to have you join us.
Collective Health Conversation
"Building Courageous, Confident Conversation Skills"
(to change the world)
on Monday, September 16th, 6:30 PM PST
WHAT WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT NOW:
Thrilled to have
join us as our guest!
For our next Collective Health Conversation, we'll be talking about difficult conversations with Nicole Lee, the creator of the virtual courses Courageous Confident Conversations and Courageous and Confident Conversations with Children.
In such a polarizing moment in our country's history, it is the time to learn how to speak your truth. It's also the time to learn how to listen. It's the time to develop the conversational stamina to remain in conversation when it's difficult. It's also the time to develop discernment about whether a conversation is worth continuing.
Oftentimes, speaking up is difficult because it requires us to confront patterns of thinking and relationships that feel intractable. Speaking up and listening takes courage, especially with the people we love.
How can we disagree and remain in relationship? How can we preserve each others' dignity even when our politics are in hot opposition? How can we be people who help change the narrative on complex topics such as racism, gender discrimination, religion and politics?
I'm so grateful to have this time Nicole Lee who has dedicated her life to helping people speak their truth. This will be a time to look at what makes productive communication possible, even when it's difficult.
"Cultivating your voice and speaking your truth is sacred and I would be honored to be on this journey with you."
- Nicole Lee
Nicole Lee is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert, leadership coach, nationally recognized speaker and strategist who regularly consults with nonprofits, schools, businesses, and political and social movements to improve their climate for themselves and all those that they serve.
She is the founder of Inclusive Life™ and co-founder of the Lee Bayard Group LLC and Black Movement-Law Project (BMLP). For almost a decade she served as President of TransAfrica, working with leaders across the globe to advocate for a just U.S. foreign policy.
Nicole is a prolific speaker who has given testimony to the U.S. Congress, the United Nations and other international bodies. She has been a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and BBC. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions in the private and public sectors through numerous awards, including Congressional Black Caucus, Running Starts “Women to Watch”, Black Women’s Roundtable TrailBlazer, Global Leadership and the National Newspapers Publishers Association’s Press Champion Award.
Steps to participation:
- Most important: Register for our book club meeting.
- Make sure you're signed up to receive emails from me (sign up below) which will explore topics discussed in our book selections;
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