WG&AC Holds Successful NVC Workshop

In partnership with Gainesville Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and United Church of Gainesville, we held our first NVC workshop for the public on Saturday, Nov. 11. Twenty residents, including one child, attended and learned how to create a community of compassionate communication and understanding. Thank you, Gainesville NVC, for your wonderful facilitation!

WG&AC to Co-host Nonviolent Communication Workshop Sat., Nov. 11

Join Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua County and United Church of Gainesville (UCG) for a Nonviolent Communication Workshop hosted by Gainesville Nonviolent Communication. This event will be held from 2-5 pm at UCG (1624 NW 5th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32605) and is open to the public. The recommended donation/contribution is $5-15. Cash or check only please.


Our current state of affairs has many looking for opportunities to connect and contribute to a more peaceful and just world for all. We believe part of the way to get to that place is through a more compassionate form of communication among groups and individuals from a range of cultural, socioeconomic, and political backgrounds.

Gainesville Nonviolent Communication creates opportunities to deepen our speaking and listening skills and help create a world where, through empathic listening and honest self-expression, we can find commonality and build bridges no matter where we come from or what we look like.

Welcoming Humans of Gainesville Artwalk Photo Exhibit


Join photographer Renée Hoffinger and Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua County (WG&AC) for the Dec. 1 Artwalk Gainesville from 7-10 pm at Third House Books & Coffee (113 N. Main Street, Gainesville, FL). Renée will showcase photos from her “Immigrants of Gainesville” series, which highlights the stories of our immigrant neighbors and friends.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments available. Donations to support the continuation of WG&AC’s programming are welcome.

Yard Signs Available

Join Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua County in demonstrating that we are a community of inclusion and respect. WG&AC decries hate-filled, exclusionary rhetoric, such as that promoted by Richard Spencer and his followers. We have had several requests for yard signs prior to Mr. Spencer’s October 19 event at the University of Florida and would be happy to distribute them to those interested. Signs (plus metal stand) are $10/each. Please e-mail us at welcominggainesville@gmail.com for more information. Thank you!