2015 CALENDAR

January 15, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Trustbuilding Forum Series - "The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" Author Edward Baptist explains slavery's central role in the national narrative and how the peculiar institution contributed to economics, politics and social life in ways subsequent gener-ations have not wanted to concede.

January 23-25, "Creating a dialogue for change: getting to the underlying issues" - the third of five modules of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship

January 31-February 1, Creators of Peace Circle -  a weekend conversation for women to consider obstacles to peace and how to strengthen the inner peacebuilding qualities. Location: Fairfax, VA

February 20-22, "Dialogue delivery: practicing skills for honest conversation" - the fourth of five modules of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship

March 6-7, Trusbuilding workshop in La Grange, GA

March 13-15, Creators of Peace Circle train the trainer, Fairfax, VA

March 20-22, "Strategies for engaging all sectors: building & sustaining teams" - the final module of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship. Information about the 2016 class

April 6-9, Healing History: memory, legacy and social change - an international conference in Richmond, VA. The conference seeks to build trust and constructive partnerships across race, class, politics and religion through honest conversation. It will make explicit the link between change in individuals’ attitudes and behaviors and change in the structures of society. For more information and to read the report

May 1, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Today's Peacebuilders, Tomorrow's World Leaders - a fundraiser for the Caux Scholars Program, McGuire Woods LLP, 2001 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

May 12, 5:30-7:30 pm, Trustbuilding Forum Series - Champions of Change - Daryl V. Atkinson is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) where he focuses on drug policy and criminal justice reform issues. In 2014, Daryl was recognized by the White House as a “Reentry and Employment Champion of Change.” Location: YMCA of Greater Richmond, 2 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 20220

June 26-July 24, Caux Scholars Program - Caux, Switzerland - A multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation,transitional justice, and principled leadership. Twenty students from around the world are selected for this four-week course held each summer at the IofC conference center in Switzerland. For more information

June 26-July 1, Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE), one of several summer conferences held at the Initiatives of Change center in Caux, Switzerland. It explores new models of leadership in business through workshops and case studies. It is a platform for all stakeholders in the global economy, who wish to inspire, connect and encourage businesses and individuals to act according to their core values. For more information

August 27, 5:00 -7:00 pm, Community Screening and Conversation - Initiatives of  Change, in partnership with One Common Unity, will host a community screening and conversation of Fly by Light, a film made by DC filmmaker Ellie Walton and Hawah. Fly By Light explores an intertwined story of four young people growing up in inner city America and the insurmountable odds they face to find hope, purpose, and compassion. Location: MLK Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G. Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 (nearest metro: Gallery Place or Metro Center) For more information and to register

October 16-18, 2015, Catalysts of change: becoming an authentic leader - the first of five modules of the Community Trusbuilding Fellowship For more information

December 4-6, 2015, Healing history: creating a new narrative for communities - the second of five modules of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship

Previous events

October 16-18, 2015 Catalysts of change: becoming an authentic leader - See more at: http://us.iofc.org/ctf#sthash.EVRruWla.dpuf