Sun 15 Mar 2020 5:52PM

Next Empathy Cafes: XR 10 Principles, COVID 19, XR Conflict, Spreading Empathy Circles, and more

ER Edwin Rutsch Public Seen by 176

Upcoming Empathy Cafe Events

Here are upcoming Empathy Cafes. Let the XR Empathy Circle Work Group know if you would like to learn about or host some Empathy Circles with your groups. We are here to support you. [email protected]


March 25 (Wednesday): Empathy Cafe: How to spread the Empathy Circe practice in XR?
In this Empathy Cafe, we will use the Empathy Circle process to discuss and take tangible steps to spread the Empathy Circle process widely throughout the Extinction Rebellion movement. We will dialogue and take tangible steps. At the core, we want to support people in learning and deepening their active listening (aka, empathic listening, reflective listening, deep listening) skills. We want every person to be able to take part in an empathy circle, facilitate an empathy circle and an Empathy Cafe.

March 19 (Wednesday): Empathy Cafe: Designing mutual support responses to COVID 19

We will use the Empathy Circle process to come together online and dialogue about how we might support each other. We are in this together and it will help to share our experiences, thoughts, feelings and insights about this rapidly moving pandemic.

March 29 (Friday): Empathy Cafe: How might XR more effectively mediate conflict?
Conflict is a normal part of life. In this Empathy Cafe, we will use the Empathy Circle process to discuss and take tangible actions on;
How might Extinction Rebellion more effectively mediate, facilitate and resolve internal (and external) conflict?

The Empathy Circle process itself, is a very simple and foundational conflict resolution practice that anyone can use. We will learn and practice this skill.

March 29 (Friday): Empathy Circle Facilitators Online Support Group
DROP IN GROUP: Empathy Circle and Cafe facilitators support group.
A weekly call to talk about;
Learning and deepening the Practice, Developing, Promoting, Improving the Practice, Tips, Experiences, Successes, Challenges, Problems, Case Studies, Designing Training Material, Connecting with Co-Facilitators and Coordinators, etc.

Empathy Cafe: 10 XR Principles

Cohosted with XR Guardianship & Visioning and XR Future Democracy
In this 10 week Empathy Cafe series, we will use the Empathy Circle process to discuss and explore a different Extinction Rebellion Principle each Saturday.
We will have an ongoing dialogue about the meaning and application of these principles. Bring your questions, comments, feelings, thoughts, needs and insights. You can share whatever is alive for you.

2020-04-04: Week 1: Principle # 1: We Have a Shared Vision of Change 
2020-04-11: Week 2: Principle # 2: We Set Our Mission on What Is Necessary
2020-04-18: Week 3: Principle # 3: We Need a Regenerative Culture
2020-04-25: Week 4: Principle # 4: We Openly Challenge Ourselves and Our Toxic System
2020-05-02: Week 5: Principle # 5: We Value Reflecting ad Learning
2020-05-09: Week 6: Principle # 6: We Welcome Everyone and Every Part of Everyone
2020-05-16: Week 7: Principle # 7: We Actively Mitigate for Power
2020-05-23: Week 8: Principle # 8: We Avoid Blaming and Shaming 
2020-05-30: Week 9: Principle # 9: We Are a Non-violent Network
2020-06-06: Week 10: Principle # 10: We Are Based on Autonomy and Decentralisation


Edwin Rutsch Wed 18 Mar 2020 11:30PM

if you click through the links it will give you all the information on times, Zoom room links etc.


Will Franks Wed 18 Mar 2020 1:19PM

So many amazing calls! @Edwin Rutsch, if you share these call links in the big XR COVID-19 Telegram: https://t.me/XRCoronaCA, I'm sure lots of people in there would love to come along.


Edwin Rutsch Sat 21 Mar 2020 3:15PM

Will, can we chat on zoom about manybe collaborating,, [email protected]


Edwin Rutsch Wed 18 Mar 2020 11:35PM

Will, here is the report and video of the Empathy Cafe: COVID 19 and designing mutual support responses.
there was interest in having more of these which we will set up.


Will Franks Fri 20 Mar 2020 4:41PM

@Edwin Rutsch you might want to add these calls to this big calls global spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17YrWGymk7aQY33c9gEQrtvMt8GdZ9xcUH8Kd9Bu_nWE/edit#gid=0 where even more people will be able to find them :) best x