Special Announcement: Join us for a free event
Help in Difficult Times: A Community Gathers
Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Pink Lotus Yoga
All who are struggling during these challenging days are welcomed to our free, open topic discussion and activity session facilitated by impassioned experts in the fields of social justice and peace-based communications.
Topics include but are not limited to the #metoo era; climate change; social, gender, and racial justice; economic disparity; self-care in troubling times; and peaceful approaches to change. Tea from Lakewood's Tea Lab and baked goods courtesy of our neighbors at Breadsmith will be served.
Viviane Buchanan: co-founder, social justice program at Tri-C; leadership development
Kathleen McDonnell: communications and conflict resolution specialist
Agenda. Times are approximate:
1:00-1:30 p.m.: Small Groups: Personal stories and sharing
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Large Group: Viviane Buchanan, facilitator
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Large Group: Kathleen McDonnell, facilitator
3:30-4:00 p.m. Wrap-Up
Viviane Buchanan, a proud alumna of Cuyahoga Community College, is co-founder of its Robert L. Lewis Academy of Scholars for Social Justice; Robert Lewis was the first president of Tri-C’s Board of Trustees. Her 30-year-long career at Tri-C spans strategic program, project, and event leadership. As a key coordinator for Tri-C’s Commencement and Convocation committee, Viviane has worked with the White House Advance Teams and Secret Service to host on three occasions visits by President Barack Obama at three different campuses. She currently leads the Smart TV Operations team at Tri-C and is a long-standing member of Pink Lotus Yoga.
Kathleen McDonnell holds a Masters of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary and has been working with communication and conflict resolution skills for over 30 years. She studied Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg, the originator of the process and for 18 years led a student Conflict Mediation Program at Euclid High School. Kathleen is a Certified Practitioner by the Centre for Contemplative Dialogue and Active Engagement. She has been a yoga practitioner for several decades.