Amanda Blaine (Independent Trainer)
Nicole Bauman
Josh Blaine

Location: Online (live)

   online video via phone, tablet, or computer
Register here
Amanda's website

Date and Time:

   Wed, Aug 28, 2019

5 - 6pm PST


  This is a free webinar!


   With so much work to be done to repair the state of the world, there is a longing in more and more of us to do this work together in community. And yet the legacies of domination cultures - patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism to name a few - have kept most of us separated from the knowledge and structures of interdependence that truly make that possible. As a result, many of us are not equipped with the tools to collaborate in a way that reflects our deepest values. So even when we make a step towards beloved community - when we step outside the mainstream paradigm of "every person for themselves" - we find that it's a monumentally difficult task.

"Undoing Domination" as we see and teach it, is the process of relearning how to be in relationship. How to have both the autonomy and interdependence we need to reach our unique creative potential and align with our highest purpose in this time of global crisis. Language is a primary way we engage in relationship so we focus on language as a way to transform our inner (spiritual/emotional) and outer (social/collaborative) lives. We believe that this work of relearning patterns of language and communication are essential to the work of bringing about what Joanna Macy calls, "The Great Turning."

This one hour webinar is a free introduction to a 6-week series we will be offering this fall. This will be a live, interactive webinar with opportunities for engagement and practice. A recording of the webinar will be made available to all who register, regardless of whether you're able to attend live.

This live, online workshop is grounded in the practice and principles of Nonviolent Communication but supported by an understanding of interpersonal neurobiology, a growing area of study that’s adding to our knowledge of how humans thrive. Nonviolent communication is a practical and accessible way to apply these new findings - that humans thrive in relationships with warmth, resonance, and attunement.


This one hour intro is free but registration is required:
The recording will be made available to anyone who registers.

Amanda Blaine has tons of privilege. She’s a white, cisgendered, straight, double-Ivy-League-educated, middle class, Jewish woman. And she’s hellbent on using every ounce of it to leverage change. She wants to support you to learn the skills that make the difference between “heartbreaking waste of time” and “heart-opening, get-lots-of-important-shit-done-together collaboration.” She makes her home on Vashon Island, occupied Puyallup land near Seattle, Washington.

Nicole Bauman is a white, middle class, queer, genderqueer, farmer, healer, movement builder and parent, rooted in community and organizing in the Rust Belt city of Elkhart, IN, on occupied Potawatomi territory. Nonviolent Communication has been an empowering tool for Nicole’s own personal healing and transformation, and has also increased her capacity to show up more skillfully to communication, conflict and collaboration interpersonally and within the movement. Nicole is excited to share all of this with you!

Josh Blaine is a community song leader and organizer based out of Austin, TX who's found that unlearning his patterns of white and male supremacy is best done in community. Since the Fall of 2017, he's been organizing other men who are committed to undoing male domination patterns by leveraging the tools of nonviolent communication as a backbone of the work.

Who is it for?

  All are welcome. We are particularly focused on sharing NVC in a way that doesn't reinforce patterns of oppression.

We are a group of white-identifying facilitators committed to undoing white supremacy internally and systemically, and specifically in our facilitation of this class. That said,  we acknowledge that an all-white facilitation team will in itself mean that some People of Color will not have the sense of ease and trust needed to participate. We are mourning this, and holding the dilemma of dismantling white supremacy while still being embedded in the legacy of white supremacy. Having said that, we welcome people of all racial identities.

Registration and deposit info:

This one hour intro is free but registration is required:
The recording will be made available to anyone who registers.