Differences in opinion and experience can spark controversy and division. How can we engage with respect and courage, and allow others to do the same? How do we respond when our buttons get pushed? How can we find the balance between free speech and hurtful/hateful speech and work with the gap between intention and impact? We invite you to explore these questions and move from con- fusion and dissatisfaction towards clarity and direction.
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 1 PM – 4 PM
Place: Starbridge Inc., Conference Room 118, 1650 South Avenue, Rochester NY, 14620
Fee: $35. Call for group, student and senior rates. A limited number of scholarships are available through the generosity of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Registration: To register online, click here or print out the registration form and mail. Contact Pat Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585)313-1047 for further information or questions. Registration deadline May 25th.
Dismantling Patriarchy: Our liberation as men depends upon it
Patriarchy dominates our way of living because of pervasive male privilege which includes the false but common beliefs that men are smarter, make better leaders, and are generally superior in all ways to women and to people who identify beyond the male-female binary. The widespread fallout from this is directly related to so much of our distress and the variety of oppressions that keep us apart.
And who else is in a better position to change this? Men have the power and obligation to end patriarchy and actively support a movement to have women and non-binary people take leadership.
Date: Friday, March 23 2018, 9AM-12 Noon
Place: St. John Fisher College, Golisano Gateway-Midlevel, 3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
Registration: Contact Rick Olanoff (Syracuse) at 315-446-5029 or email@example.com or Steve Jarose (Rochester) at 585-224-7238 or sjarose.ncbi.gmail.com for details.
Navigating Classroom Dialogue Around Controversial Issues
Differences in opinion and experience can spark controversy and divisions in our classrooms. How can we engage students with respect and courage, and encourage students to do the same? How do we respondwhen our buttons get pushed by student comments or actions? How can we find the balance between free speech and hurtful/hateful speech and work with the gap between intention and impact? On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day we invite you to explore these questions and move from confusion and dissatisfaction towards clarity and direction.
Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Place: Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence, 929 S. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY
Fee: $75 per person (payable to NCBI Rochester, NY Inc. and mailed to Pat Willis, 42 Menlo Place, Rochester, NY 14620). Financial support is available as needed, thanks to the generous support of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
Addressing Racial Barriers in the Workplace
This workshop will examine common roadblocks to racial equity and provide practical intervention strategies. The result, more vibrant, cohesive and effective responses to customer needs and organizational values. For more information and to register online please click on the image (pdf) to the right.
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8-11AM
Place: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, 165 Court Street, Rochester, NY 14647
Fee: $75 per person (payable to NCBI Rochester, Inc. and mailed to NCBI Rochester, c/o Starbridge Inc. 1650 South Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14620)
Registrations are due by Thursday November 9. Please contact Pat Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-313-1047 if you have any questions.
NCBI sponsored Community Workshops: Cancellation notification by participants received 5 business days prior to workshops will result in full registration reimbursement. Cancellations received two to four days prior to workshops will result in 75% registration reimbursement. Cancellations received less than 48 hours (two business days) prior to workshops will result in 50% registration reimbursement. Substitutions are welcome. Exceptions may be considered in emergency situations.
Contracted workshops: Cancellation or postponement by the contracting organization within two weeks of scheduled date will result in a penalty, addressed by the contract.