How are you feeling about our current political climate?
Do you feel paralyzed in a time of divisiveness and fear?
Do you feel called to act, but unclear on how to move forward?
Are you seeking opportunities and tools to connect with hope and love?
Are you seeking an alternative approach to life that transforms this “us versus them” mentality into a “both and” paradigm?
The Radical Love Pedagogy, created by Virginia Dearani, Founder of One Tree Center, is a methodology that embodies many tools including mindfulness, nonviolent communication, whole brain development, and intuitive awareness. The pedagogy places special emphasis on social justice consciousness and multicultural responsiveness, which has impacted many children, educators, and parents who engaged with One Tree Center’s programming.
The 11 principles of Radical Love are
Revolution/Altruism/Dialogue/Intention/Commitment/Accountability/Learning – Liberty/Openness/Visioning/Empowerment
One Tree is hosting this workshop to share Radical Love theory and practice with parents and educators to best support you in your roles navigating children’s social, emotional, and identity development. We live in a time requiring revolutionary values that promote compassion, inclusion, and personal and cultural transformation. We are excited to offer this day-long experiential education workshop of storytelling, self-reflection, and case scenarios, where participants will leave with new and refreshed tools as well as experiencing the deeply powerful possibilities of the practice of Radical Love.
Radical Love Topics Include:
- Transforming dualistic thinking
- Engaging in a partnership model
- Learning tools to embody multiple points of view (Practice of Pluralism)
- Deconstructing systems of oppression: i.e. Racism/Sexism/Classism
- Transforming internalized oppression into connection and liberation
When: February 11, 2017
8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Where: One Tree Center
72 MacArthur Circle East
South Portland, ME 04106
Cost: $125 – 275 per person. Lunch is included. Student discounts are available.
One Tree Center uses a sliding scale ticket price to help facilitate participation across many economic realities. Funds paid more than the baseline go directly to scholarships. We make a significant effort to keep the costs of our workshops low so that they are accessible to as many as possible. If the minimum price is still prohibitive, please contact us to see if we can make an accommodation. If you can support the event through sponsorship or an additional donation we greatly appreciate your generosity. Check, credit card, or cash payments are accepted in advance or on the day of the workshop.