RSVP for Human Rights speaker at Shoreline CC

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Communication workshop "Talking About Human Rights"

By Larry Fuell

Try to see it my way;
do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on?… 
Think of what I'm saying, 
we can work it out and get it straight, or say good night…. 
We can work it out, we can work it out.

“We Can Work It Out,” The Beatles (1963)

A great song, a plea to listen better to what the other side is saying in matters of love or war. 

Resolving differences is not only about communications. But it is often a key ingredient of success.  This is especially the case when religion, economics, gender, age and other social and cultural differences are what divide us.

Shoreline Community College is hosting a day-long workshop on compassionate listening and on May 18th.  Using Human Rights as our focus, we will explore how communication – talking, listening, and body language -- can help us bridge cultural divides and resolve international conflict.

The goals of the workshop are:

  • to demonstrate the power of compassionate listening
  • to enhance our appreciation of the complexity of issues like Human Rights

Participation is FREE.  Students, faculty staff, and members of the community are welcome.  Further details about the workshop and how to join are provided below.  We hope you will join us.

Workshop on Compassionate Listening and Human Rights
Shoreline Community College
May 18, 2013 8:30am – 5pm
Lunch will be served. 
9208 PUB (Quiet Dining Room)


  • Keynote Speaker:  Ethan Casey, international journalist and writer, “Bearing the Bruise: Compassionate Listening and Human Rights.” 
  • Panel discussion on the meaning of “Human Rights” across cultures with individuals from Benin, Haiti, Pakistan, Rwanda and Sri Lanka
  • Demonstration of compassionate listening
  • Skits around the themes of compassionate listening and Human Rights

To register, go to the website, or contact Sarah Zale 206-546-4655) or Larry Fuell 206-533-6750.


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