Benefit Workshop Tickets
Friday, June 10, 12:00 - 1:30pm PDT | Online via Zoom 


New Narratives for Peace
With Julia Roig

We are thrilled to welcome Julia Roig as the featured workshop leader at Community Boards' 12th Annual Peacemaker Awards Celebration.

In her workshop, Julia will lead us through an evidence-based strategy for communicating more effectively about the importance and relevance of peace-building in the United States. She will begin by sharing her approach to Narrative Engagement and the results of new research in the field, and will reflect on the main lessons from her decades of international experience. Julia will engage us in a reflection on the natural tensions between peace-building and social justice during times of extreme polarization. She will share ideas on how we might better create space for collective action, even amongst “unlikely bedfellows." Throughout the workshop, Julia will focus on how narrative engagement can be a tool to build support for peacebuilding and can address the democratic decline in the United States.


Since 1976 Community Boards has provided all San Francisco residents with a peaceful and constructive way to solve their disputes. We are a community based, independent nonprofit organization. We depend on donations to help pay for our services and programs, and to keep mediation available to all.

Thank you for supporting Community Boards’ 45th anniversary celebration. It marks of our forty five years as the oldest nonprofit conflict resolution center in the United States.

Since 1976 Community Boards has been providing San Francisco residents with peaceful and constructive ways to solve their disputes. Our conflict resolution services are accessible, affordable, and successful—many provided free of charge.

As a community-based nonprofit, we are immensely grateful for any support. All donations are tax deductible and no donation is ever too small or too large. We keep our doors open because people like you care!

Community Boards is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our EIN is 94-2382967 registered as Community Board Program, Inc.
All contributions will go to the Community Boards Annual Fund, which plays a vital role in providing free and low cost life-changing mediations and for scholarships to trainees so we can continue to protect the health and safety of our community.
Thank you for making a contribution to Community Boards’ Annual Fund, which plays a vital role in providing free and low cost life-changing mediations and for scholarships to trainees so we can continue to protect the health and safety of our community.

The Annual Fund underwrites:
Affordable citywide mediation to all San Franciscans
Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish & English resources
Expanding & refining our virtual, online services
Multiple scholarships for all trainings
Conflict resolution programming for youth
Community outreach & public education

As Community Boards’ begins its 45th Anniversary year, we reflect on our organization's extraordinary accomplishments. Your generous donation will help us innovate for another 45 years plus more!
SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

PREMIER CIRCLE – $10,000
Benefits include:
10 tickets to the awards ceremony, workshop, and keynote address
3 seats to any 2021-2022 Basics of Mediation training (valued at $2,535)
Sponsor name on cover and back page of our electronic event program
Full page ad in our event program
Acknowledgements on Community Boards’ website and social media
Acknowledgements by the Master of Ceremony
Logo in event zoom waiting rooms
ADVOCACY CIRCLE – $500
Benefits include:

5 tickets to the awards ceremony, workshop, and keynote address
Acknowledgements on Community Boards’ website and social media
Acknowledgements by the Master of Ceremony

Please choose your ticket based on the amount that is reasonable for you. Your payment is tax deductible. We thank you in advance for your support.  

Sonya Shah, MFA, is Associate Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has 20 years experience in social justice education. She has been an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies for ten years, and a facilitator of restorative justice processes in her family, community, schools and prison settings for nine years. She has trained hundreds of facilitators in trauma healing and a restorative modality, and helped communities design their own group healing processes nationally. She's currently facilitating circles for survivors of sexual harm and people who have committed sexual harm in an inaugural cohort of grantees and fellows with Justice Beginnings Collaborative called Project Ahimsa.

Sonya Shah initiated the Ahimsa Collective in 2016. She is also an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Central to her core values are nurturing community belonging and collective care, healing, compassion, love and transforming harm. Sonya is a Buddhist, a first-generation immigrant from the Northwestern part of India, and feels most at home in nature.
ACCOUNTABILITY AS A LIFELONG PRACTICE
Interpersonal accountability is a buzzword used by so many, but what does it mean? How do we build accountability for ourselves and our communities from the smallest of hurts to situations of severe harm? What is the difference between interpersonal and structural accountability? Can we make accountability over punishment the norm in order to create a more humane, safe, and truly just society?

In this workshop we'll explore the ins and outs of accountability, what is it, how we become accountable, what gets in the way of accountability, and the transformative and liberatory impact of accountability.
La responsabilidad interpersonal es una palabra de moda utilizada por muchos, pero ¿qué significa? ¿Cómo construimos la responsabilidad para nosotros y nuestras comunidades desde el más pequeño de los daños hasta situaciones de daño severo? ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre responsabilidad interpersonal y estructural? ¿Podemos hacer que la rendición de cuentas sobre el castigo sea la norma para crear una sociedad más humana, segura y verdaderamente justa?

En este taller exploraremos los entresijos de la rendición de cuentas, qué es, cómo nos hacemos responsables, qué se interpone en el camino de la rendición de cuentas y el impacto transformador y liberador de la rendición de cuentas.
Julia will lead us through an evidence-based strategy for communicating more effectively about the importance and relevance of peacebuilding in the United States. She will begin by sharing her approach to Narrative Engagement and the results of new research in the field, and will reflect on the main lessons from her decades of international experience. She will engage us in a reflection on the natural tensions between peacebuilding and social justice during times of extreme polarization. She will teach us ways to find areas of potential alignment and collective action even among the most entrenched. Throughout the workshop, she will share how the power of narratives can build more support for the importance of peacebuilding and can address the democratic decline in the United States.
Julia will lead us through an evidence-based strategy for communicating more effectively about the importance and relevance of peace-building in the United States. She will begin by sharing her approach to Narrative Engagement and the results of new research in the field, and will reflect on the main lessons from her decades of international experience. Julia will engage us in a reflection on the natural tensions between peace-building and social justice during times of extreme polarization. She will share ideas on how we might better create space for collective action, even amongst “unlikely bedfellows." Throughout the workshop, Julia will focus on how narrative engagement can be a tool to build support for peacebuilding and can address the democratic decline in the United States.

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