Men Listening in San Francisco Saturday, Oct 6 in Response to Kavanaugh Hearings to Support Women
Sidewalk Talk's male volunteers will be out listening in Dolores Park in San Francisco on Saturday, October 6 from 2pm to 4pm in solidarity with women and survivors.
By: Sidewalk Talk
Traci Ruble, Psychotherapist and Sidewalk Talk Director/Founder said, "Have you ever felt scared or lonely and had someone listen to you with open-heartedness?
Paula Williams, Shame Booth Founder and CEO of Mortar Foundation said, "The good men I know aren't sure what to do. As 'fixers' they are hesitant about how to show up. What I need and have needed to help heal my trauma is for the men in my life to just listen, with an open heart and some empathy. Sidewalk Talk is creating a space where men can get some on-the-spot listening training and show up."
Sidewalk Talk is a 100% volunteer nonprofit with city chapters lead by licensed therapists, mental health workers, or certified coaches. Their annual operating budget is less than $5k per year. If you want to support the reach of the Sidewalk Talk community efforts consider making a non-profit tax-deductible donation here.
If you do not see a chapter in your city, submit your application to start a chapter. If you want to be a volunteer listener, any person ages twelve or above can sign up. Volunteer here. This project has grown by the sheer grit and passion of the thousands of volunteers who make it a personal mission to change the landscape of our cities to one of kindness, connection, and listening.
Sidewalk Talk is a non-profit community listening project started by therapists with over 3200 non-therapist volunteers in fourteen countries and fifty-three cities. They offer heart-centered listening in public spaces to create connected communities, elevate mental health, and create engaged work teams. In addition to street listening, Sidewalk Talk creates team listening programs for organizations. www.sidewalk-