L Club: Jane Felts Osgerby recently capsuled a nonviolence training session for L Club members with the aid of Carolyn Hughes and Candace Lafayette.
“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial moral and political issues of our times,” Osgerby quoted from Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a key advocate for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. “There’s a need for people to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.”
Dr. Carolyn Hughes suggested adversaries get to know each other through active listening to understand each other’s perspective. She called this the most critical first stepping stone toward a nonviolent approach to conflict. “We need to understand the person we are viewing as an adversary because we are all in this game together,” she said.
For further information about Nashville’s L Club, which meets monthly, contact Pam Kidd at pamkidd @icloud.com.
Cumberland Heights: Chef Jim Threadgill’s farm fresh buffet highlighted the 2017 Alumni Picnic at Cumberland Heights which is a nonprofit alcohol and drug-addiction treatment center located on the banks of the Cumberland River.
The annual ‘Come Back to the Farm’ Sydnor Horn alumni and staff picnic welcomes alumni, family and friends each year.
Besides the stellar food from the Threadgill kitchen visitors could participate in some of the unique activities offered at Cumberland Heights. Some tried out the ropes course, rock wall or walked the Labyrinth. Sessions in the art and music rooms as well as lectures and other treatment highlights were offered.
For more about Cumber- land Heights phone 800-646-9998. The Main Cumberland Heights Campus is at 8283 River Road Pike in Nashville.
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