C4C's next quarterly community-wide event will focus on the topic "Show Respect"—one of the 9 basic tenets of the Sisters Country Civility Project and Speak Your Peace.
During this free event, attendees will gain new ideas about how to foster discussions that lead to better understanding of diverse points of view, and new tools to keep discussions from devolving into blaming, judging and word wars. The event runs 5-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Sisters Fire Station Community Hall, 301 S. Elm St., in Sisters.
The evening begins with an introduction to C4C, the Sisters Country Civility Project & the 9 basic tenets of Speak Your Peace—a tool that has been used throughout the country to foster collaboration among individuals, groups and communities.
There will be networking with others in the community from 6-6:30 p.m.; and the skill-building session with this quarter's guest keynote speaker, Bryn Hazell, will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Hazell is an expert in the Nonviolent Communication model and co-founder and a volunteer facilitator/trainer with the Center for Compassionate Living, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Bend. Using the tools of Nonviolent Communication, she will introduce skills to help us speak honestly and clearly for our values and listen to others in the same way. Attendees will discover new ways to encourage working together—as individuals and a community—to bridge differences and solve problems effectively.
Bryn has been sharing the skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, for the past 16 years. She has taught NVC to thousands of people from all walks of life. She also volunteers at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, a minimum security prison for men in Madras, where she serves on the ProSocial Communication Workgroup and teaches Nonviolent Communication classes.
This Sisters Country Civility Project event is being offered FREE. ALL ARE INVITED. RSVP’s are encouraged at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-549-1482.
These ongoing free community events are made possible with generous support from the community and a grant from the Deschutes County Commissioners.