Newsletter: Week of August 14, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

Have you ever been part of a really vibrant network? One that you knew you could turn to when you need advice or help? What role did you play in making that network succeed? This Sunday, we'll talk about what it takes to be a contributing, essential part of a network - and how you can help develop and sustain the vital networks you're part of.

We'll be talking about all of this in the context of Hub member Sandy Heierbacher's work. 15 years ago, Sandy founded a thousands-strong nonprofit network called the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation. NCDD serves, corrals, and elevates the facilitators and organizations who bring people together across political and ethnic divides to move us forward on contentious issues.

Sandy developed NCDD in accordance with the democratic principles this emerging field/network embraced, laying the groundwork for a vibrant, active community where people supported each other's learning, celebrated each other's achievements, and worked together on projects - despite the fact that many of them were competing for the same funding and clients. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.
Upcoming Programs

Aug 27: Colin Stokes: What Movies Teach Us: Finding Meaning in Films from Dorothy to Disney
The best stories, we are told, have morals: lessons to teach us about how the world works.  Acclaimed TED speaker Colin Stokes weaves unique interpretations of popular movies together with humorous personal experience to unlock ways we can master the stories we live by. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

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Self-Compassion Meditation (Tues)
8/15, 7pm: Join the Hub's Mindfulness group for a meditation this Tuesday. Newcomers welcome: read more here.
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We're excited to host 4 family-oriented programs this fall. Classes and childcare provided concurrently. Read more here.
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