The Defusing Hatred Program

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

Enjoy an informative, visual presentation followed by conversation and hands on experience through role-play.

Available at your congregation or small group by signing up a team from the Interfaith Council. Contact Rev. Will McGarvey below!

We host this program with the hope of building communities of care and protection of the vulnerable around us, especially in this time of heightened tension and public acts of aggression.

We will share institutional and personal forms of interruption of cultural oppression. And then we will do some role-playing of different situations to discuss how best to be present for others. We will do a quick survey of history of hate crimes in CCC and then review the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

This gathering is offered to congregations and members of the Interfaith Council. For more information, contact Rev. Will McGarvey at 925.597.9797 or

Download the flyer here: The Defusing Hatred Program

East County Events:

Wednesday, July 18th at 12:30 pm at the Interfaith Peace Project (4517 Buckeye Ct., Antioch).  Please RSVP to Will at

South County Events:

More to come.

Central County Events:

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West County:

Wednesday, July 18th 29th at 6:30 pm at Ancient Ways (contact Will McGarvey to RSVP at 

More to come.