Coming to the Table
At Coming to the Table (CTTT), descendants of those who were enslaved and descendants of slave owners and all those interested in engaging safe constructive dialogue, come together to envision the United States as a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal the racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, and the racism it continues to spawn.
CTTT provides relationship engagement, leadership, resources, and a supportive environment to dismantle racism that is rooted in the United States’ history of slavery.
Join Peacebuilding Associate Trainer Crixell Shell and others invested in transforming trauma into nonviolent power the 3rd Monday of each month in the 2nd floor Meeting Room at North Regional Library 1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411 at 6:30-8pm to help instigate this monthly CTTT group in Minneapolis for all who want to take Minnesota beyond the legacy of enslavement and be part of the solution.
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!
July 25: Equal Means Equal
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to The Women's Club of Minneapolis for generously offering to co-sponsor LUNAFEST: Minneapolis in their historic theatre on Tuesday September 12, 2017. We hope you and your friends, family, and colleagues join us for this fun, inspiring, and thought-provoking evening to raise funds for MN Peacebuilding, Zoom House, and the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. The Festivities begin at 6:30pm and the Films roll at 7pm.
At LUNAFEST: Minneapolis this September, you can expect to have a fun and meaningful evening all while contributing to a good cause.
$25 Tickets are on-sale now! We hope to see you there!