Freedom Project is looking for a Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer Job Description Freedom Project is a Seattle-based non-profit that provides Nonviolent Communication and mindfulness training to prisoners, returnees, their families and their communities in the state of Washington. Position Description and Responsibilities Freedom Project’s Chief Operating Officer is charged to manage staff and all day-to-day business activities in its continuing efforts to […]

Remembering Marshall Rosenberg — Founder and Director of The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Tributes to Marshall have been pouring out in the weeks since his death in February. So many people, in addition to mourning our huge loss, are expressing their deep gratitude for the incredible gift Marshall gave us all in his teaching, living and modeling of Nonviolent Communication. I am one of them.

Retrospective: An Interview with Dow Gordon from 2006

From Prisoner to Peacemaker A Conversation with Dow Gordon of the Freedom Project by Tiffany Meyer, reprinted from PuddleDancer Press Serving a 10-year sentence for heroin trafficking, Dow Gordon was a self-described career criminal with a long arrest record and an external toughness that screamed of self-protection. Little did he know that the Nonviolent Communication course he would attend […]

Lucy Leu on Marshall Rosenberg’s Memorial

Dear Northwest Friends, and Giraffes and Jackals everywhere, I hope these words find you at ease and savoring the gifts of life. I just received a message asking me to let our community know that a celebration of Marshall’s life will be held on March 29th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). This event, open to the public, will […]

University Unitarian Church Hosts Series on Criminal (In)justice System

by Sue McCarthy, Director of Programs I was pleased to represent Freedom Project last month at “The Criminal (In)justice System,” an adult educational series hosted by University Unitarian Church. The five-week series included Mary Flowers, member of the Racial Equity Advisory Board in Seattle and Lisa Ashley, who has volunteered her time at the Seattle […]

Proof in the Pudding: Researching the Effects of NVC Training

By: Brian Chang, MSW Graduate Student Last January, KC approached me with the opportunity to conduct research on a pilot program at TRU. The program is a 20-week practice group based on the NVC Toolkit, a curriculum by Freedom Project co-founder Lucy Leu. Using validated psychological scales, I developed an evaluation packet that could be administered inside prisons. Our […]

“A Nation of Women Behind Bars,” a Diane Sawyer “Hidden America” Special

You won’t want to miss watching this television program, featuring ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer, whose news crew has taken a sensationalist view of women in prison. The film crew visited four women’s prisons across the country, including the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. Here’s an excerpt from the ABC publicity announcement: […]

Season for Nonviolence 2015

To celebrate our 14th anniversary and our commitment to peace and nonviolence, we are offering a series of Nonviolent Communication classes facilitated by Janice Eng during the 18th annual Season for Nonviolence. The Season for Nonviolence is a 64 day campaign to focus on peace through nonviolence, spanning the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi (January 30th) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

Job Opening: Development Director

This is a unique opportunity for a truly talented individual. It is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate is passionate about Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication and eager to work as a member of a small, dedicated team. Founded in 1999, Freedom Project strengthens our community through supporting the […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King

by Jenny Goodwine “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Being new to the Pacific Northwest, I was thrilled to discover that celebrating the invaluable social contributions of Dr. King is an annual event for Seattle – […]