You’re invited to the next Plowshares peace club event at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, October 30). Our guest is Joel Klepac, who will be speaking on how to use principles of nonviolent communication to empower people to engage in difficult conversations with empathy and honesty. You will learn how to increase agility in conflict, enhance ability to engage in authentic encounters with others, and engage in relationships involving power differentials. These techniques have been developed by Marshall Rosenberg and were inspired by principles of nonviolence developed by Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi.
Joel is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He spent nine years with Word Made Flesh working with marginalized youth in Romania and three years working in community mental health in Kentucky. He now works at Centre College in student counseling services.
As usual, come to the Swartz residence at 510 Talbott Dr. in Wilmore. We’ll have hot drinks and apple cake on hand as we learn more about how to pursue peace in a violent world.