This one-hour presentation is designed to reduce gender-based, racial, and youth violence through non-violent communication, mindfulness practices, and art-based projects. I will take participants through case studies, research and insights into how violence has been reduced through the arts, and then lead participants through some hands-on exercises that prompt self awareness, healthy expression, empathy, and help limit implicate biases. We will look at how our natural stress responses directly impact communication, learn how to initiate our own calming response, and tap into problem solving and language centers for non-violent communication.
Attendees will Learn
-How to recognize implicit biases
-How to communicate non-violently
-How to initiate our own calming response and tap into a problem solving mindset
About this Speaker
Jennifer is a Peacebuilding Facilitator who blends the integrative arts with everyday diplomacy to promote cooperation, healthy communication, and conflict resolution. She is the founder of a grassroots peacebuilding organization that uses mindfulness, storytelling, and the arts to strengthen non-violent communication and connection, reduce gender-based, racial, and cultural violence, and cultivate personal peace and well-being.
Education and Experience
- Master’s of Science degree in International Affairs, with an emphasis on Conflict Management & Global Negotiation
- Graduate certification in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction & Sustainability
- Certified in Yoga as Therapy
- Experienced speaker