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The Echo Center (formerly the Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting) here in Echo Park is hosting a new class called “Raising Girls Master Class” on Thursday, March 24.

Here’s the class description, from The Echo Center:

From a very young age, girls are inundated with messages that they should “act like a lady” at the expense of their own unique self.

Helping to empower girls to be authentic, feeling, thinking people who are confident and loving means developing and expanding our own ideas about gender and power.

This session offers concrete tools to help adults support girls.

The class takes place from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at a local Echo Park residence. Address will be provided upon registration. Space is limited, so register now!

Fee is $50 per person, $75 per couple. No one will be turned away for lack of

To RSVP: Contact Azucena Ortiz at 213.484.6676 x.311 or email aortiz@theechocenter.org for more information about the class.

Visit The Echo Center website to learn more about the non-profit.

This all ages, family dance party is open to everyone, and sounds like a lot of fun for families! According to the event announcement, “An LA venue will be transformed into a kid-friendly environment with a live DJ, dancing, face painting, scarves, hula hoops, bubbles and healthy snacks.”

Family Dance Party takes place on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The Echo Center will be hosting the event in the basement of the Echo Park United Methodist Church Building, located at 1226 N. Alvarado Blvd.

Cost is $20.00 per family (cash, check, or charge). No family will be turned away for lack of funds.

Click here to download the event flyer (in English and Spanish).

Learn more about The Echo Center by visiting the website: www.theechocenter.org

The Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting is gearing up to announce a new name at the 10 year anniversary and fund raising event this weekend at the Rec Center Studios in Echo Park.

The Center, now called The Echo Center, opened up 10 years ago in Echo Park to help teach nonviolence to parents, children, and families. They’ve become a pioneering, leading institution in the Nonviolence Movement encouraging parents and professionals to establish/generate/create a world in which all children are raised free from physical and emotional harm. From their website, their philosophy is as follows:

Nonviolent parenting offers an optimal relationship and the conditions in which children can thrive and grow into healthy adults. By building a tight emotional bond of understanding, nurturing, support, trust, warmth and compassion, a child reaches a high level of emotional development. The tools of nonviolent parenting respect the science of early brain development and are grounded in the knowledge that to raise healthy children, adults must be in relationship with children through the giving of unconditional connection. Respecting the science of brain development fosters a deep respect of the life force of all living creatures. It teaches connection and support between adults and children in the most profound way possible.

You might also know The Echo Center as running the annual Festival of Childhood in Echo Park.

Tomorrow night, Saturday, October 2, is the fundraiser at the Rec Center Studios from 6:00 pm – midnight. Actor Adam Scott (“Party Down” and “Parks and Recreation”) will be attending (commence starry eyes!) to help support the cause.

Highlights of the event include: silent and live auctions, dancing, live circus acts, sparkling cocktails and delicious cuisine prepared by private chefs. Inside the VIP Lounge, special guests will be entertained by magician Dave Cox, Photo Fund Celebrity Portrait Studio, Violeta Meyners Make Up Artistry, and receive exclusive VIP goody bags.

Tickets range from $60 all the way up to $1,000, but you can always donate at any time. It looks like you can still purchase those tickets, so get on it! Click here to purchase tickets.

RecCenter Studio, in the Historic Jensen Building, is located at 1161 Logan Street

Learn more about The Echo Center at www.theechocenter.org