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Neighborhood Workshop – Building Community/Making Connections

Good morning, and happy Friday!

To get us going in the new year, I’m happy to let you know that a special neighborhood workshop is scheduled for January 23rd. It’s all about how to bring people together around your issues, and organizing for positive change.

The program is provided by the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, which has done some great neighborhood training workshops for our community in the past, and which people have really enjoyed and found quite valuable – and fun! Please read below for the details.


~ malcolm


Please join in this Redwood City Neighborhood Workshop:

Building Community in Your Neighborhood:   The Value of Face-to-Face Social Networks and Community Relationships 

It sometimes feels as if there’s not much we can do about the pressures of a tight job market, the high price of housing, overcrowded schools, and an increasingly loaded political debate. These pressures can cause friction between neighbors, with friends and coworkers, and even among families.

But that friction can be harnessed as a tool for change! Together, we can build a shared sense of community by harnessing the energy of our conflicts, turn our differences into a pathway forward, and collectively produce positive change.

You’re invited to join in this special neighborhood workshop, hosted by Redwood City and conducted by the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, where we will explore the value of face-to-face social networks and how those networks and community relationships can be turned into a tool for change.

Wednesday, January 23rd – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Senior Center- Sunset Room, 1455 Madison Avenue
This workshop is FREE. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVPs requested. Please send to 

Using interactive and relevant examples attendees will learn:

  • How to get people to participate in a group effort
  • How to bring people together so they have a say in the decisions that affect their lives
  • Tips for developing an agenda and leading an effective community meeting
  • Tools for establishing a climate which promotes full participation

This workshop will offer a great way of building community through communication, and will develop participants’ skills so that the next time someone says, “Hey, why does it have to be that way?” you can say, “It doesn’t!” – and you’ll have the tools to do something about it, together.


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