The Defusing Hatred Program

Learn nonviolent communication skills in a safe environment and develop tools for responding to uneasy situations and hate speech.

Enjoy an informative, visual presentation followed by conversation and hands on experience through role-play.

Available at your congregation or small group by signing up a team from the Interfaith Council. Contact Rev. Will McGarvey below!

We host this program with the hope of building communities of care and protection of the vulnerable around us, especially in this time of heightened tension and public acts of aggression.

We will share institutional and personal forms of interruption of cultural oppression. And then we will do some role-playing of different situations to discuss how best to be present for others. We will do a quick survey of history of hate crimes in CCC and then review the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

This gathering is offered to congregations and members of the Interfaith Council. For more information, contact Rev. Will McGarvey at 925.597.9797 or

Download the flyer here: The Defusing Hatred Program

East County Events:

Thursday, April 26th at 6:45 pm at the East County Indivisible Group for the Role Plays we missed last time (Red Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood)

South County Events:

More to come.

Central County Events:

Sunday, April 29th at 3 pm Congregation B’nai Tikvah 125 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek

West County:

More to come.