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Transforming Conflict through Calling In – 2

July 28 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

In this 2-part workshop, based on the work of Loretta Ross and Loan Tran, we will explore the practice of “calling-in” as an alternative approach to responding to conflict. We will start to contextualize “call-out culture,” or “cancel culture,” within systems of domination and control. Rather than punishing and isolating people when they make mistakes, calling-in practices invite us to be in a relationship with ourselves and with each other in a more compassionate way. These practices allow us to build stronger, more resilient communities as we spread the work of ESD.

In Part 1, we will explore our own histories with conflict and how internalized messages shape our beliefs and behaviors in the present. In part 2, we will move from theory into action, using calling-in conversation starters to interrupt and intervene in situations where behaviors perpetuate harm. We will expand our teaching toolbox to include more somatic, or body-based practices which are designed to help us stay grounded, present, and responsive in the midst of conflict.

Bring: Pen and paper

Wear: Comfortable clothing

Appropriate For:
  • Teens 12-17, Adults 18 plus, All Genders
  • All Experience Levels
  • No Exertion
Areas of Focus:
  • ESD
  • Model Course
  • Teaching Skills
  • Situation
  • Unarmed Techniques
Wentz Science Center, room 254


July 28
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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Wentz Science Center, room 254
-- 131 S. Loomis St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States


Diane Long
Karen Chasen
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Brigit McCallum


Appropriate for
Teens 12-17, Adults 18 plus, All Genders
Recommended Experience Level
All Experience Levels
Exertion Level
No Exertion

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