787 Studio enlivens and inspires our day-to-day work and sense of togetherness.
In this 2019 short course series, we’ll explore some of the key concepts and ideas coming across our radar, using an informal setting to explore ideas, practices, and modalities of community building with 787 staff and local practitioners.
April 11 from 7-9 pm (Thursday): Community Sing w/Josh Blaine (singing! learning!)
Josh Blaine builds community through song with his Austin-based initiative Finding Our Voice. Join us for this short course as we hear about Josh’s experience with community song leading and singing and share in the community-building magic of joining our voices in song.
May 21 from 7-9 pm (Tuesday): Emergent Strategy (Book Discussion and Dialogue)
Written by adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Shaping Worlds is a book and a set of ideas and approaches that crossed our radar over and over again in 2018. So we’re creating space for anyone interested in discussing “Emergent Strategy” and how it applies to the work we do and seek to do at the intersections of change. All are welcome, regardless of your familiarity with the book.
June 15 from 10 am-12 pm (Saturday): Community Experience w/Fatima Mann (Healing and Dialogue)
Fatima Mann is the Founder and Director of Community Advocacy and Healing Project and Co-founder of Austin Justice Coalition & Counter Balance: ATX. Join us as we learn more about her approach to building community, fostering dialogue, and the power to heal in and through her work with the Community Advocacy and Healing Project.
September 10 from 7-9 pm (Tuesday): Nonviolent Communication (Short Course and practice)
Martha Lynn Coon will lead a short course on the fundamentals of Non-Violent Communication as developed by Marshall Rosenberg in his book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Helpful for anyone building or living in community, Non-Violent Communication provides hard skills for conflict transformation and finding creative, needs-based solutions to problems both large and small.
October 3 from 7-9 pm (Thursday): Theater Practice for Community Life (Short Course and practice)
Theater has long provided powerful tools for investigating questions, creating communal space for transformation, and understanding issues from multiple and complex points of view. Experience first-hand a small treasure of fun and engaging tools to foster dialogue and build community, and hear from practitioners who utilize theater to explore complex stories and engage communities in and towards growth.
November 16 from 10 am-12 pm (Saturday): Re-imagining Ritual in and for Community Life (Short course and practice)
Join the exploration as we reconsider the role of ritual in our life and communities. We’ll discuss the richness and efficacy of ancient rituals, both inside and outside of the church, and how creative approaches to ritual design might provide areas of reflection in our daily and community lives in spaces and places both new and old.