Opportunities for peace and understanding.
Center for Peace Victoria desires to bring our community together for
meaningful conversation in creative ways.
Below are a few of those ways:
Free Public Deliberation Training!
Baylor University's Public Deliberation Institute is hosting a one-day training for people interested in becoming facilitators in Public Deliberation. Remember, public deliberation differs from dialogue and debate in that participants in public deliberation not only try to find common ground but also try to arrive at some solutions. To aid this process, facilitators require more training than the Conversation Host training. Baylor is offering this certification workshop free of charge. The Center for Peace board has decided to extend this invitation to all of you! The details and link to register are below.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
811 Washington Avenue
TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.
Join the discussion on Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson!
September 5, 2019 - Kick off - Chapters 1 and 2
September 26, 2019 - Chapters 3 and 4
October 3, 2019 - Chapters 5 and 6
October 17, 2019 - Chapters 7 and 8
November 7, 2019 - Chapters 9 and 10
November 14, 2019 - Chapters 11 and 12
December 5. 2019 - Chapters 13 and 14
December 12, 2019 - Chapters 15 and 16
All discussions will take place in the Bronte Room at the
Victoria Public Library, 302 N. Main, Victoria, TX. (Bring your lunch!)
Sponsored by: Center for Peace Victoria, Victoria Angela Project and the Victoria Public Library
Better Angels Red Blue Workshops bring Republicans and Democrats together to listen and learn from one another and find areas of commonality. Better Angels Red or Blue Skills Workshops teach participants how to speak to the other side in a way that they will listen. Danna Cole is a trained moderator for both workshops. To find out how to schedule a workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Better Angels, visits their website at www.better-angels.org or click here or here to read about our Victoria Better Angel workshop in the Victoria Advocate.
Community Book Reads
Partnering with the Victoria Angela Program and the Victoria Public Library, Center for Peace Victoria hopes to bring people together to discuss difficult topics, such as racism, criminal injustices, immigration or poverty, by reading books together as a community. (See announcement above for current book).
Facilitated Dialogue Workshops
Through facilitated dialogue, participants can work through conflict in a safe, structured environment, Dialogues may center around conflicts, interfaith communication or differences in political or social perspectives.
To take the first steps to become a trained facilitator, attend the next Transformative Dialogue workshop by Quantum Circles Training and Consulting in Victoria, TX,
Click here for more information:
Conversations Over Coffee
Conversations Over Coffee events bring community members together to engage in meaningful conversations about topics relevant to the community by discussing three thought-provoking questions.