Mitch Miyagawa

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Gabriola Island BC V0R1X2

Areas of Interest
Social Change
Spiritual Growth
Spoken Languages
Training Countries
United States
Public Message

I create and facilitate multi-day retreats, workshops, summer camps, and artistic events that incorporate NVC into life-changing experiences.

I've led retreats at the 2017 New York NVC Intensive, the 2018 Texas IIT, and at the Haven, a world-renowned transformative learning centre. I've worked in educational and business settings as a consultant and trainer.

I'm also a community arts practitioner and events producer, through my business, Maji Events. Currently, Maji Events focuses on workshops and festivals. My goal is social change through live events, and I'm currently exploring:
* Small-scale hybrid events, formats and technologies that are adaptable to challenging physical restrictions
* More collaborative, equitable, and land- and season-based models and approaches for production and organization.
* An artistic process that incorporates relationship with land, history, and my Shinto cultural heritage.
* An artistic identity – Maji Events – that serves as an organizational container.
* Creating highly collaborative artistic partnerships with other community artists
* Working intergenerationally – seeking wisdom from older people, serving and listening to younger people

In the past, I've been an award-winning writer and filmmaker. My most ambitious project was a 47-minute documentary called A Sorry State, a personal journey thrrough state-sanctioned historical racism in my family's past, and the three apologies my family received.