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Kingian Nonviolence Workshop
November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
COST: gift economy (More will be explained during the workshop)
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
If there is one training you attend this year, this should be it. Come join us for this transformational two-day workshop exploring Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence and the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement. See how the lessons of the past can be applied in the present.
Through role plays, small group activities, readings, video presentations, mini-lectures and discussions, we will explore topics such as:
– The definitions of violence and nonviolence
– An analysis of the different types and levels of conflict, and how they escalate and de-escalate
– A brief history of the Civil Rights Movement and some of Dr. King’s philosophies
– The principles (the will) of Kingian Nonviolence, how to view and transform conflict
– The steps (the skill) of Kingian Nonviolence, how to engage with conflict and organize a campaign
If you are an organizer driving social change, an activist participating in nonviolent direct action, or just someone who wants to learn how to resolve their personal conflicts better, this workshop is for you!
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Chris Van Breen is co-founder of the international grassroots animal activist network Direct Action Everywhere. He started organizing in 1995, when he became a leader with a Latinx-focused youth mentoring program. He still works for human rights causes, but after a touching moment with a cow named Bernie, he spends much of his free time fighting for animals. Taking nonviolent direct action has always been important to Chris, whether it is protesting, teaching, cooking for other activists, or doing Open Rescue. Chris leads nonviolence workshops around the country. He works with the East Point Peace Academy and the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee to further the dream of institutionalizing and internationalizing nonviolence, including by offering trainings to all with a focus on the animal rights movement. He is inspired by his family, who fought for farm workers with Cesar Chavez, and by every activist who confronts injustice.