Reckoning with Collapse, with Miki Kashtan

This workshop is an opportunity to learn and engage with others who are also grappling with the overwhelming information and grim prospects that humanity faces, most specifically with climate change, as well as other crises.

Our collective challenge is to find a way to turn around many millennia of patriarchal ways: negation of life; separation from ourselves and from each other; pervasive powerlessness; lack of trust in what’s enough; insistence that we are masters of nature and that nature is separate from us; and hubris about our ability to do so without destroying everything on which we depend. Sink in with us and find your way as an individual and within whatever community you are part of.

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We want everyone to be able to attend regardless of financial means, and we also depend on income from this event as part of the sustainability of both the Gandhi Institute and BayNVC. We ask that you make a deposit of $10 to reserve your spot unless this is a hardship for you. Towards the end of the event, we will provide information about our financial situation and invite you to contribute based on knowing our needs, in interdependent flow to sustain our work based on what comes from your heart that can be sustained by your pocket.

Bring lunch, cups for water/coffee/other beverages

Miki is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC). She holds a PhD in Sociology from UC Berkeley and draws on over 20 years of experience as a facilitator and consultant working with businesses, nonprofits, government bodies, and community groups. Her blog and writings can be found at Her third book, Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future, explores the tools, practices, and systems needed for a collaborative society. Her forthcoming book Convergent Facilitation describes the process she’s developed for reaching group decisions on polarized issues. She offers free interactive calls each month on topics including Reckoning with Collapse, Facing Privilege, Overcoming Patriarchy, and Questioning Money. In her writing as well as on the calls she invites readers and participants to grapple with the most difficult challenges we are facing, individually and collectively, to be able to lead lives of meaning and integrity, even joy, in perilous times.