Seeing the Impact of Power and Privilege: Fishbowl Discussions


Saturdays, April 22, May 6, May 20 and June 3


9:00-10:30am Pacific (California) Time



This is a Zoom course: Zoom technology allows everyone the choice to see other participants and to be seen.
(Recordings will display images of only the active speakers.)

What is a Fishbowl Process?

The Fishbowl Process involves a small group of people – seated in circle – who're having a conversation in full view of a larger group of listeners. It provides a creative way of including "the public" in a small group discussion. Although largely self-organizing once the discussion is underway, a Fishbowl usually has a moderator, and is almost always part of a larger process of dialogue and deliberation. 
—Knowledge Sharing Tools and Methods Toolkit

Privilege and its ramifications have become important topics in our society,
and as such are subject to endless hours of dialogue and debate.

Understanding it can be both heartbreaking and liberating.

For most of us, issues of privilege are so embedded in our daily lives that we have become inured to them. We're often unaware of its subtle nuances – so much so that we may not even know to ask questions…

We at the NVC Academy believe it's crucial to understand how privilege shapes our world communities if we're to live in harmony with our values around nonviolence. For anyone committed to living nonviolently, understanding and questioning the inherent ramifications of privilege is imperative.

If you:

Then please join us for four radically authentic Fishbowl Discussions:

All four Fishbowl Discussions are FREE.

Each Fishbowl is open to a select number of people - chosen in advance - who will be actively participating in the discussion: the 'FISH' of the process.

Everyone else (up to 200 people) is welcome to WITNESS the dialogue between the FISH and moderators. The WITNESS role is vital to the growth and learning of all who are involved. At the end of each fishbowl, WITNESSES will be encouraged to comment on or ask questions.

Please join us for these fishbowls. Our goal is to open our hearts and minds to the systemic impact of privilege. Together, we can liberate ourselves and make a difference!

If you're intrigued by these sessions and would like to learn more, also consider registering for our Removing Our Blinders: Seeing the Impact of Power and Privilege Conference.

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