Making Friends with Aging and Death Group

Rev. Alex Holt will facilitate this group. He plans to have the first session open to whomever wants to attend and then have a continuing conversation twice monthly. The first  gathering will be after church in the sanctuary from 12:30-1 on October 22. Here are some of the questions I will

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Nonviolent Communication

Feeling angry, sad, scared, confuses? Come learn Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication (NVC). We’ll learn to listen with our heart, and practice compassion with our own and others’ feelings. Leaders: Moreah Vestan & Fred Wamsley, WSUU Members  

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Legacies of the Slave Trade: One White Man’s Story of History, Complicity and Redemption – Film Screening & Discussion

An Equity and Social Justice Project of Black Unitarian Universalists of the Pacific Northwest Learn how the legacy of human enslavement continues to impact us today. Special guest, Tom DeWolf is a direct descendant of the DeWolf family—the largest slave-trading family in United States history. Featured in the critically acclaimed

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Basic Principles and Practices of Facilitation

Facilitators help meetings run smoother by attending to the expectations of the participants and the tasks needed to meet the stated goals. They behave reliably in ways that elicit trust and allow people to bring their best selves to discussions, planning and decision-making. While anyone can be invited to facilitate

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Turning Conflict Into Problem Solving

A presentation on ways to transform a conflict situation between two people into a constructive, collaborative problem-solving experience. Many couples have benefited from using these tools. Participants will be encouraged to test the effectiveness of a few of the tools in a relaxed and fun setting. Handout provided. Leader: Elizabeth

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If I Had a Hammer – Understanding Systemic Racism

Understanding the elements and configurations of structural racism in our society is a key to mitigating the effects on marginalized populations we serve. This class will use real-world examples and personal stories to help participants understand the history, and implications of racism in the structures that govern access to power

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Peace Education Program

The peace Education Program consists of 5 sessions and is designed to help participants discover their own inner resources—innate tools for living—such as inner strength, choice and hope and the possibility of personal peace. These customized, interactive workshops are non-religious and non-sectarian. The content of each theme is based on

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Cracking the Codes – Film Viewing and Discussion

Shakti Butler’s film “Cracking the Codes” breaks down key elements of racism. Learn how racism operates within ourselves as well as in our economic and social structures. With this knowledge, we can better work to address the different forms of racism present. This session uses a mix of film viewing,

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Pathways to Leadership Training

Are you itching to take on the world (or at least a liberal religious community)? This is your invitation to be a part of the dynamic changes that are and will shape Westside UU Congregation in the next few years. On September 30, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm,

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