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“The Listening Space,” a New Series from New Canaan Library, Launches with Communication Workshop by Community Mindfulness Project
June 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
New Canaan Library is pleased to introduce “The Listening Space,” a new series offering programs and workshops aimed at building greater understanding and lessening polarization. The first program in the series will be offered by New Canaan’s Community Mindfulness Project (CMP), presenting a two-part workshop “Mindful Listening and Speaking” via live Zoom webinar. This is CMP’s most popular workshop for a reason!
For the most beneficial experience, participants are asked to commit to both sessions: Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM EST. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom links will be sent upon registration.
Now more than ever, it is important to learn how to listen to each other and to feel comfortable expressing yourself. The Community Mindfulness Project invites all to experience what it is like to be truly listened to, and to listen deeply to others, through an interactive workshop that will change the way one thinks about dialogue, and leave the participant feeling empowered to listen openly and speak openly on any topic.
Established by New Canaan Library in the spring of 2021, “The Listening Space” offers an inclusive forum and public programs centered on active listening and storytelling between people with differing beliefs and identities, with the goal of building greater understanding and minimizing prejudice and polarization.
The next event in the series will be “A Community Debate, Moderated by Braver Angels,” slated for Thursday, June 10 at 7 PM EST. Through a poll conducted during the online registration process, organizers will select a debate topic that will spark a lively discussion. All adults are invited to take part in the virtual community debate, facilitated by Braver Angels and New Canaan Library, with support from the Community Mindfulness Project. For more information, please check the Library’s events calendar at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Since 2016, Braver Angels has been hosting workshops, debates, and community conversations in an effort to depolarize politics.
Formed in 2014, the Community Mindfulness Project’s mission is to offer a variety of mindfulness and heart-opening practices to help people support their physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being.