In Gig Harbor, 40 participants showed up on April 11 at the Washington Corrections Center for Women for a one-day Nonviolent Communication workshop which was focused on empathy. Unfortunately only the first 25 women to arrive were able to participate, due to room capacity. Sura, a Freedom Project sponsor (pictured at left), led the workshop with the assistance of Maria, who has volunteered at the men’s prison in Monroe, and Lisa, a potential new Freedom Project volunteer.
This day-long program made a big impact on the women who participated. As one of them commented,
Another woman mentioned that she had learned,
A third woman added,