Workshop: List(e)n Courageously Part 1 *
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Listen Courageously is an immersive virtual workshop designed to make participants more aware of their listening blocks and better able to engage in heart-centered conversations that lead to understanding. The workshop was created following the success of Juliana Tafur's award-winning documentary "List(e)n", which brings together three sets of individuals with opposing viewpoints across three hot-button issues, to listen to each other, connect at a human level and transcend their differences. The film's lessons, as well as the filmmaker's 4-year listening journey, are all unpacked during the sessions, in a compelling program with valuable takeaways on how to engage in positive dialogue across differences.
"List(e)n" Virtual Watch Party: Watching the award-winning film is crucial for attending the workshop sessions. Please note that the film brings together three sets of individuals with opposing viewpoints across three hot-button issues - gun policy, abortion and immigration. The stories are deeply impactful and meant to take you on a 'listening ride'!
Listen Courageously - Part 1: This session is devoted to empathic listening, using the film as a tool for unpacking what good listening looks like, and how difficult it is to listen when we disagree. Participants walk away with a framework to apply in their lives, to become better listeners, as well as strategies for entering any type of difficult conversation. This session culminates with a powerful letter writing exercise.
Juliana will be joined by several facilitators, including Carlton Evans, Doak Bloss, Valerie Smith and Tamiko Rothhorn, who have joint experience in social justice, education and mental health.
Space is limited for this session