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Dialogical System Design: An Evening with Dominic Barter

October 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dialogical System Design: An Evening with Dominic Barter


Friday, Oct 5, 6:30-9pm



Oakland Peace Center, Shelton Hall, 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, CA.

Limited parking is available in the parking lot off of Fairmount, on the west side of the building.

Public transit, bicycling, walking, and carpooling are strongly encouraged.

(Please note the room change: The event was originally scheduled for Fellowship Hall, but is actually happening in Shelton Hall. Use the entrance adjacent to the parking lot for easiest access to Shelton Hall.)



How do we relearn the art of designing social systems that meet common needs, helping communities heal from division and hate, strengthen their resilience and potential to innovate, and deepen their ability to serve all?

In this interactive evening presentation, Dominic Barter will share his real-world experience with such social, interpersonal and personal transformation in groups, neighborhoods, education, justice, organizations, churches, trade unions, government and families.

For the last 23 years, Dominic and his colleagues in Brazil have been developing successful new ways of arriving at liberatory ends through liberatory means. Guided by the work of Marshall Rosenberg their award-winning dialogical social systems have been applied in contexts from gang-controlled favela shanty towns to the federal government and are now in use in 47 countries. This talk will offer a window into what is possible when community reemerges as the basis of our social lives.

Freely given contributions to the cost of the event and of the work itself welcome on the night.

No sign up is necessary.


October 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm