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Relational Culture 3: Bridging


  • The Watershed Center 33-44 Kaye Road Millerton, NY, 12546 United States (map)

This third module explores the intentional practice of unveiling and acknowledging the need to be influenced and changed by one another's and other communities’ diversities in sustained and complex ways to ensure equity in our collaborative work. Through Relational Inquiry & Resolution, Bridging Legacy & Destiny, and Story of Us Now practice we learn to sustain inclusion and access for all, and to maintain a collective commitment to a culture of resilience that counteracts the culture of dominance and exclusion

We explore the intentional practices that expand our capacity to include diversity and complexity, anticipating challenges which inevitably emerge from deep relationship. We learn practices for bridging disparities of risk, access, and power in our relationships.

This creates a path to deep appreciation and understanding that allows us to amplify the resilience of our social/community fabric, generating more equitable opportunity, decentralized agency, and collective learning. We learn relational approaches to conflict within groups, including those that emerge both in immediate, intimate relationships as well as along intersections of race, class, gender, generation and other forms of diversity. We explore identity as both an important site of inclusion and justice, and as a complex reality rooted in a long history of social construction and division, exploring how we can reclaim and honor together the stories that make up each of our lives, lineages, legacies and organizations.

COST:

$585 ($300 Lodging and Food at the Watershed Center and $285 Tuition and Materials)

The program runs from Thursday at 2pm to Sunday at 4pm.

Relational Culture 1 - Bonding and Relational Culture 2 - Embodying are required to attend this training. We highly recommend you attend this trainings in teams from your organization, community or movement. We give first priority to applications done in teams.

Deadline to apply was August 4th

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: 

We want this training to be accessible to anyone who wants to attend, regardless of ability to pay. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those with financial need. We prioritize volunteer organizers, low-income people, people of color and communities that experience other structural barriers to access for funding. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please apply to the training first, and then fill out this Scholarship Application.

Learn more about the series…

Earlier Event: July 18
Relational Culture 1: Bonding