Nolensville Town Hall
The location of our first workshop. Just outside of Nashville, TN. January 21, 2017
What do we assume when we see people wearing these?
Mayor Jimmy of Nolensville, TN
We met with Caroleen Wilkes--a local Nashville woman who hosted a dinner for liberals and conservatives. We met with her to talk about the experience.
At Renaissance High School, Franklin, TN
We had the opportunity to speak with high schoolers at Renaissance High School in Franklin, TN about connection beyond conflict.
At Renaissance High School
Heading to Seattle; April 13, 2017
Heidi, accompanied by two fellow curious learners, Joy Patton and Lindsay Watson, on a flight to Seattle.
Meeting before speaking at Shorewood High School in Shoreline, WA. We made use of Joy's experience as a high school teacher for last minute tips.
At Shorewood High School; Shoreline, WA
Speaking to high schoolers is both incredibly rewarding and quite the learning curve!
Liberals and Conservatives at Dinner
Kellie hosted a sit down dinner where members of her liberal community had the opportunity to dialogue with the visiting conservatives.
Heart Perception Project Workshop: Connecting Beyond Conflict
April 15, 2017
Heart Perception Meditation exercise.
At The Bridge Coffee House
An appropriate sign hanging on the wall at the workshop venue
Heart-centered dialogue between a conservative and a liberal
Easter in Seattle; April 16, 2017
Town Hall Seattle; April 17, 2017
We participated in a panel on bridging the ideological divide--named "Moving Mountains"
Women of the Moving Mountains Panel
Clockwise from the bottom:
Dr. Heidi Nelson Petak of Heart Perception ProjectKellie Newton of Heart Perception ProjectBoting Zhang of Between AmericansMonica Guzman of The EvergreyAnika Anand of The Evergrey
The Ladies from Nashville Take Seattle
Coffee Date With Janice Eng
Networking with another compassionate communication workshop facilitator: Janice had been invited to speak at a local reconciliation workshop on the subject of dialoguing with Trump voters.
Coffee Date with Janice Eng
For more on Janice, visit her website.
Carkeek Park; Seattle, WA
A few heart rock we found...
Kellie and Heidi
After a whirlwind weekend in Seattle...