Babylon Greens hold workshop July 1st
June 29, 2009 in Local Party News
Empathy is the capability to share and understand another’s emotions and feelings. It is often characterized as the ability to “put oneself into another’s shoes,”
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Understanding Empathy as a Tool for Peace
July 2009 Babylon Green Party Gathering
Babylon Green Party
P.O. Box 6037
North Babylon, N.Y. 11703
Contact: Ian S. Wilder 631-422-4702
Social Media release: http://pitch.pe/15312
On Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practitioners Sue Tibke and Greg Wills speaking about Understanding Empathy as a Tool for Peace. http://www.BabylonGreens.org The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231) http://www.piscescafe.net Come hungry! For directions to the Babylon Green Party Gathering, call 631-422-4702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Children are welcome. All gatherings are free of charge, and open to the public.
Sue Tibke is an enthusiastic Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practitioner. Her passion has been teaching music movement and theater to preschoolers. Nonviolent Communication is a way of relating to ourselves and other people, free of past reactions. NVC teaches a practitioner to identify and express their own needs and understand the needs of others. Tibke has been living the NVC process for over four years now, and has over 450 hours of devoted training time. Currently assisting in an NVC foundations class, she has also co-led practice groups, and facilitated game nights based on NVC. Tibke is a committed peace-worker who loves living in her truth. She is also a NY State certified Mediator, as well as a devoted mother of two up and coming NVC practitioners. Tibke recently started exploring Restorative Justice.
Gregg Wills is a graduate of the North American Bay 2007 NVC Leadership Program, with over five hundred hours of training. He assisted and taught at the Living Peace retreat in Litchfield Connecticut and assisted in the Bay NVC 2008 Leadership program. Wills is a N.Y.S. Licensed Massage Therapist and is a student of Vipassana Meditation. He also works as a Mediator; a Restorative Justice Facilitator; and a private counselor. Wills has most recently joined the Center For Restorative Practices, Inc. Restorative justice emphasizes having victims, offenders and community members meet voluntarily to decide how to repair the harm caused by crime.
Babylon Green Party Gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of every month. The August 5, 2009 Gathering will feature a showing of the Michael Moore’s film “Sicko” and a discussion about why Single-Payer Universal Healthcare is ignored by the Obama administration. The September 2, 2009 Gathering features folk legend Bob Westcott. The October 7, 2009 Gathering will feature Sr. Jeanne Clark speaking about World Peace Day activities. The December 2, 2009 Gathering will feature the re-scheduled performance of Stephanie Carlin for the annual Green Party Holiday Party.
The Green Party is an alternative party to the Democrats and Republicans. The four pillars of the Green Party are: Nonviolence/Peace; Grassroots Democracy; Social and Economic Justice; and Ecological Wisdom. For more information about Green Party activities, please go to www.gpsuffolk.org or call Green Party of Suffolk Chair Roger Snyder at 631-351-5763. You can enroll in the Green Party by checking the box marked “Other” on the voter registration form and writing in the word “Green” on the line next to it.