Community Conversations – Defusing Hatred, Everyday Peacemaking and Courageous Conversations programs online with the Tri-City Interfaith Council (Fremont).


The Defusing Hatred Program

Learn nonviolent communication skills in a safe environment and develop tools for responding to uneasy situations and hate speech.

Wednesday, July 21st at 7 pm


Everyday Peacemaking Program

Wednesday, July 28th @ 7 pm

Following up on The Defusing Hatred Program, this module explores practical ideas for staying in conversation with others, conflict management, and how our spiritual practices help us stay calm in tense situations.


Courageous Conversations:

Going Deeper – 2 sessions

Wednesday, August 4th (for potential presenters)

and Wednesday 18th at 7 pm for the public presentation itself.

Following up on The Defusing Hatred Program, these sessions explore Compassionate Listening and other communication skills in a safe environment to develop tools for going deeper in potentially fraught conversations


Register in advance for these meetings, save the link:

These sessions will be recorded. Please plan to join all 4 sessions.


Enjoy an informative, visual presentation followed by conversation and experience through role-play. Our trainer is Rev. Will McGarvey, Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, who developed this training.

TCIC hopes this program will help us build robust communities of care and protection of the vulnerable around us, especially in this time of heightened tension and public acts of aggression.