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Overcoming Fear and Trauma: A Community Conversation

March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The Nonviolence Institute’s (NVI) mission is to teach, by word and example, the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. It works to build Dr. King’s ideal of the nonviolent Beloved Community. Brain Week Rhode Island was created by Cure Alliance for Mental Illness, a national advocacy organization promoting increased research on mental illnesses. By combining this science with its vast creative capital, Brain Week RI showcases the work that happens here, and promotes a growing biomedical economic sector that holds great promise for Rhode Island’s future.

The Nonviolence Institute and Brain Week RI will be co-sponsoring “Overcoming Fear and Trauma: A Community Conversation.” Brain experts, NVI staff, and community members from greater Providence will engage in a facilitated discussion about fear, trauma, principles of nonviolence, and community through both real-world and neuroscientific perspectives. We will come away with tools for solving the problems we face in our communities in the mold of the Institute’s philosophy. The night will begin with a meet-and-greet portion, during which attendees will have the chance to learn about current research around these topics in the form of posters and hands-on activities. Subsequently, attendees will enter the Institute’s chapel to engage in a circle discussion about the topics of the night, facilitated by the brain experts and NVI staff.


Nonviolence Institute
265 Oxford Street
Providence, RI United States
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