This half-day workshop will provide participants an introduction to the philosophy of Kingian Nonviolence, a training curriculum developed out of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizing strategy of the Civil Rights Movement.
As Occupy Oakland continues to move forward as a movement, there are a lot of discussions about the merits of nonviolence. However, there is also a lot of misunderstandings about what people mean by the term “nonviolence.” Nonviolence is much more than simply “not being violent.” It is an active, aggressive force for social change.
During this workshop, we will study the nature of human conflict, the roots of violence, the principles of nonviolence, and the “six steps of Kingian Nonviolence,” which will discuss the role of direct action, education, negotiation, and other steps critical in movement building.
This is a condensed version of a two-day introduction training, but it will provide some insight into how leaders like Dr. King viewed nonviolence and movement building strategy.
This is a free workshop (donations will be accepted/requested) offered to those involved in Occupy Oakland, or for those interested in learning about nonviolence and applying it in their work.
Please bring your own lunch.
To register, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/tv4LM8
Please also note that we are trying to confirm a 1-day (8 hours) training on Friday, December 16th.
Trainers for both events will be:
Kazu Haga, Level II Kingian Nonviolence Trainer, Program Coordinator of Peace Development Fund and Board President of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
Jonathan Lewis, Senior Kingian Nonviolence Trainer and founder of Positive Peace Warrior Network.