CP-A meeting: Judy Morgan on Nonviolent Communication Techniques

Dave Rawlins leading the Sept 11 meeting

Dave Rawlins moderating the Sept 11 meeting

At the Coffee Party Austin General Meeting on September 11, 2010 at the Austin History Center, organized and moderated by Dave Rawlins,  Judy Morgan led the featured discussion on Nonviolent Communication Techniques.

Judy Morgan leading the role-playing on nonviolent communication.

Judy Morgan leading the role-playing on defusing confrontations.

We learned and even practiced tools for depolarizing conversation in search of common ground.  For more information on this topic explore the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Other news, information and announcements:

Coffee Party Austin plans to register the organization with the Texas Secretary of State and the IRS as a 501(c)4  nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation.  In early October we will submit our Bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation for approval.

The Immigration issues group is going strong under the leadership of Theresa Taylor.  If you are interested in participating in the Immigration issue group please sign up on its mailing list.

The Money in Politics group, led by Stewart Snider, is off to a roaring start with plans to conduct a legislative forum on citizen-funded judicial elections in January. If you are interested in participating in the Money in Politics issue group please sign up on its mailing list.

Six members of the Coffee Party Austin group will be attending the first annual Coffee Party USA Conference in Louisville, KY, Sept. 24–26.  We will be well represented!

Our next General Meeting is Saturday October 9 at 1:00pm at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St.  Our guest speakers, Taylor Willingham and Diane Miller, will be talking about Deliberative Democracy.  Mark your calendar and please join us.

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