PARTNER PROFILE: The Next Door, Inc.

“Partnering with LJIST and being able to bring this listening practice to our community will transform the Gorge region. This listening practice has profoundly impacted my own healing and refocused my work to dismantle systems of oppression.” Todd Dierker, Consulting Services Project Manager, The Next Door, Inc. Like all great partnerships, our new Licensing Program with…

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Celebrating 25 Years of LJIST

Join LJIST as we celebrate 25 years with a cross-country tour of our newest suite of one-day programs, all of which apply LJIST core principles and theories of change to some of the most compelling social justice and equity issues facing our society today. Sign up for a one-day workshop, then stay for a Project Puerto Rico evening…

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Ricky’s Legacy

Born in 1938, Erica “Ricky” Sherover-Marcuse was a dedicated social activist from a young age. A published author with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of California, San Diego, she was most known for her revolutionary workshops which coined the term “unlearning racism.” Ricky’s workshops were dynamic, moving, and life-changing. She utilized listening, storytelling and…

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Constructivist Listening: The Most Powerful Political Tool

Nanci Jimenez Constructionist Listening

Everywhere I turn, I hear messages such as: “be a good listener,” “become a better listener,” or “good leaders know how to listen.” Almost every list of essential leadership qualities includes listening. And with this mandate, we decide to listen more. Nonetheless, the common misperception persists: I’ll become a better listener by listening more. Listening more…

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