Sat May 21, 9:00 AM - Sun May 22, 5:00 PM

Friendship Garden

326 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Community: Gilroy


Join some of your favorite trainers and some new faces for 2 days (Sat online; Sun in-person/outdoors) of rich learning and connection.

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This year's Art of Communication Festival weekend is back in person!

(At least for one of the two days!)

Saturday's online offerings include: an Intro, a session for BIPOC community, Decentering/Dropping the Defense for White-Bodied Folx, NVC for Men, Letting Go of Resentments, Self-Compassion ~ a practice, Becoming Better Listeners, and a workshop on procrastination and the inner critic. So much variety!

Sunday's workshops will be held outdoors in person at Friendship Garden, located in Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz, CA. Options include a parenting workshop, an LGBTQIA+ community building session, GROK empathy poker, a session on play as part of our human experience, opportunities for lunch with affinity groups or new friends, and more! Please bring your own lawn chair and/or cushion to ensure your comfort. There are picnic benches, accessible bathrooms, and close parking for those with placards.

Any 3 workshops: $45-120

Access to whole weekend: $75-300

Scholarships generously available. Email for a full or partial scholarship.

Facilitators include: Caren Camblin, Jessica Escobedo, Michelle Leah Gomez, Rick Longinotti, and Mika Maniwa, Kristin Masters, and Jean Morrison.

Full schedule, more workshop titles and descriptions, and facilitator bios are forthcoming.

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