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Root Down | Connect. Practice. Nourish.

Join Thrive East Bay for our monthly Root Down as we deepen in community, engage in embodied practice, and explore the power of Conflict Transformation Through Effective Communication.

Thrive East Bay is a community of people committed to personal and social transformation. We stand together for a world of love, justice, and belonging. Our monthly 'Root Down' events build upon our larger monthly gatherings by providing an opportunity to connect more deeply with inspiring people; to engage in transformative practices that we can carry into our everyday lives; and to share in the power of community in service to a world that works for all.

Theme: Conflict Transformation through Effective Communication

In this Root Down we will engage in dialogue and skills-learning about deepening relationships and community through effective communication and conflict engagement in our increasingly divided world. Given that conflict is a natural part of life, we will explore transforming its role into an opportunity to deepen our understanding of other's experiences and perspectives, and to develop practices that you can employ in all aspects of your life.

When: Sunday, August 13th from 4 - 6pm (please arrive on time!)
Community potluck and connecting from 6 - 7pm

Where: Strawberry Creek Design Center

            1250 Addison Street

            Berkeley, CA 94702

            (a 10 min walk from North Berkeley Bart)

Co-Hosts: AddieRose Mayer, Duncan Autrey, & Elli Nagai-Rothe

Cost: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. There is a suggested sliding scale contribution of $5 - $20 to help us cover our costs. You are invited to contribute what you feel called and are able to. 

Potluck: Sharing food together is an essential part of community. Please bring a tasty dish and/or beverage to share with others for the community potluck. 

Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to help with the set-up and break-down of this event. If you are available to arrive early or stay late, let us know at 

Invite a Friend: Please feel free to invite a friend. (Facebook event is here.)

We look forward to rooting down in community!

In partnership,
the Thrive East Bay Team

Earlier Event: July 26
Community Leaders Circle