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Friday, October 19 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Engaging our Differences: Practice and Presence
In this interactive workshop we’ll experience Whole Communities’ innovative approach to creating transformative change in ourselves, our organizations and our communities. We’ll engage in embodied awareness and storytelling practices deeply informed by systems thinking, neuroscience, and cutting-edge approaches to ecology and human behavior. This experiential session is designed to help us bring theory into practice and to cultivate our capacity to stay in relationship across difference in these intensely divisive, polarized times. Facilitated by Center for Whole Communities’ Senior Fellow Samara Gaev and Co-Directors Mohamad Chakaki and Ginny McGinn.

Workshop Speakers
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Mohamad Chakaki

Mohamad A. Chakaki, a Senior Fellow at both the Center for Whole Communities and the Environmental Leadership Program and a co-founder of the DC Green Muslims Network, has worked with the Peace Corps in Central Africa, the U.N. in Syria, and numerous environmental planning and community... Read More →
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Samara Gaev

Samara Gaev, founder/Director of Truthworker Theatre Company and Senior Fellow in Program Design and Facilitation for Center for Whole Communities, is a New York-based activist, educator, facilitator, and performer whose work has taken her to many countries and around the U.S. using... Read More →
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Ginny McGinn

Ginny McGinn, Executive Director of the Vermont-based Center for Whole Communities, has decades of experience building transformative partnerships across lines of power and privilege and facilitates and consults on organizational change around the country. Ginny, who has been described... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Interactive & Experiential Tent