Community Events

Special Events

(See below for recurring community events!)

Facilitating NVC: Building the Container with Equity and Accountability (Seattle)

April 1st, 10 AM to 4 PM
North Seattle Friend’s Church Fellowship Hall
7741 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
RSVP here!

Freedom Project invites facilitators and prison volunteers interested in honing their facilitation skills to join us for this workshop opportunity to grow and reflect! Follow up “Booster Sessions” will provide space to continue practice.

We will be exploring…

– Concrete skills of facilitation (watching the “meta” level of group dynamics, using multiple modes of engagement, transparent facilitation, etc.)
– Pitfalls in applying racial equity to NVC and group facilitation
– Identifying and interrupting manipulative and controlling behaviors
– Creating group dynamics that create an equitable container
– Intersectionality of how identities and power can play out in groups and for facilitators

Freedom Project operates on a gift economy. Your contributions towards this event are greatly appreciated. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Recurring Community Events

Community Circles

Community Circle is a gathering of people released from prison and other community members who meet to support each other in practicing Mindfulness meditation and Nonviolent Communication. Enter your name and email below to be added to the email distribution list for announcements of upcoming Community Circle meetings.

Seattle Community Circle
Fourth Thursdays, 6 PM to 8 PM

4731 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

RSVP (not required) to let us know you’ll be joining us for a Community Circle! Please note that these are 18+ events. If you need assistance with entrance into the meeting space, transportation, or other concerns please call our office cell 206-325-5678.

Anti-Oppression Mass Incarceration Workshop

Freedom Project Anti-Oppression Mass Incarceration Workshops explore the racist roots of mass incarceration and how it intersects with other forms of oppression. We work together to develop a basic anti-oppression framework, especially for individuals interested in volunteering in Freedom Project prison programs.

Second Saturdays, 10 AM to 2:30 PM
5623 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

RSVP (not required) to let us know you’ll be joining us and if you have any requests or need any accommodations (childcare, allergies, accessibility, etc.)