LUNAFEST: Minneapolis & Saint Paul
LUNAFEST has released the trailer for their 2017 films! Check it out and mark your calendars for Wednesday April 26, 2017 - bring your friends to this fantastic event at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis! Or, if you can't make that date or prefer a Saint Paul venue, then come out on Saturday June 3, 2017 at Steppingstone Theatre in Saint Paul!
This fundraising event raises money to support our Peacebuilding trainees to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative-focused for the empowerment of our communities. Peacebuilding Transforms Psychological Trauma Into Nonviolent Power!
Thanks to Luna Bars, nationally known whole nutrition bars for women, for again selecting Peacebuilding to host this annual fun, inspiring, thought-provoking fundraising event. Click the link below to see pictures of our successful 2014, 2015, and 2016 LUNAFEST: Minneapolis!
MN Peacebuilding Film Series
Our free monthly inspiring, thought-provoking films are open to the public at the Birchwood Cafe Community Room in Minneapolis' Seward Neighborhood. The films are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month from January-March and May-October. Space is limited, so we ask that you please reserve your seat!
April 25: Dirt! The Movie
DIRT! The Movie - Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis - brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT! The Movie is a call to action. “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.” How can you affect that relationship for the better? View the Trailer
STAR is 4 & 1/2 day research and practice-supported academic and experiential education trauma awareness and resilience training with a 14 year reputation of national and international success. STAR was developed in the months following the tragic events of September 11, 2001 to transform trauma survivors into resilient thrivers. From it's inception, it encompassed a multicultural perspective that has been well-received globally and locally.
Not enough time for the full STAR Training? No worries. The STAR-Lite Training is a single-day research and practice-supported experiential education training that integrating Neuropsychology, Trauma Healing & Resilience, Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Conflict Transformation, and broadly defined Spirituality. It was designed for those who wish to learn the basics of becoming trauma-informed and resilience-oriented within a shorter-time frame than the 4½-day full STAR Training.
Restorative Justice 101 Training
RJ 101: Training for Practice in Everyday Life teaches the principles, philosophies, and practices of Restorative Justice via lecture and experiential education methodologies for empowering individuals and communities for application in daily life. Restorative practices empower those who have been harmed, the community surrounding the harmed, and positively impacts the behavior of those who cause harm.
Resilience and Self Care Training
When bad things happen, and our peace is stolen from us, we want to build peace back into our lives.
Join us to learn, explore, and apply strategies to build peace into our personal and community life with self-care practices for resilience.
Everyone is welcome.
Peacebuilding’s expert training facilitators are available to design specialized trainings to meet your organization staff development needs. We also provide individualized consultation to integrate trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative-focused strategies into your organization's structure.