5/26 & 5/27 Oakland Kingian Nonviolence 2-Day Workshop

Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation
2 Day Introductory Workshop

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 26th & 27th
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on both dates

Where: Oakland, CA.  We will send you details after you register.

Registration: This workshop is sponsored by the East Bay Meditation Center.  To register, please click THIS LINK.

Cost: In order to make this workshop accessible to all, we will not be charging a registration fee.  However, a voluntary sliding-scale donations will be requested to cover the expenses of the training.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds, however if you are able to give, please come prepared to offer something via check or cash.

What: Kingian Nonviolence is a framework for transforming and reconciling conflict that was developed out of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizing strategies of the Civil Rights Movement.  This training will address strategies and principles on how to respond to both interpersonal conflict as well as larger social conflicts.

Recently in Oakland and throughout this country, there have been a lot of discussions about the merits of nonviolence. However, there are 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 personal and 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.

Click HERE for more information on Kingian Nonviolence.

Please bring your own lunch.

Who: This training is being co-sponsored by the East Bay Meditation Center and the Positive Peace Warrior Network.


  • Kazu Haga, Level II Kingian Nonviolence Trainer, PPWN West Coast Coordinator, Program Director of the Peace Development Fund and co-founder of CURYJ.
  • Jonathan Lewis, Senior Level Kingian Nonviolence Trainer, Lafayette & Associates & PPWN Founder.

3 Responses to 5/26 & 5/27 Oakland Kingian Nonviolence 2-Day Workshop

  1. ceressa says:


    This event sounds like something I would like to attend, however just wanted to check with you all-

    I would only be able to attend half the session on the 7th from like 9-2pm and on the 8th I will not be able to attend b/c I have easter plans with my family.

    Would it still be worthwhile for me to come on the 7th?
    thank you, Ceressa ccpallen@gmail.com

  2. betty devalcourt says:

    Just to let you know my son,who lives in Oakland, has just registered for a workshop (May 26-27 ) after I shared my positive experience of the orientation workshop. He recently worked in New Orleans in urban , regional and community planning; his master’s degree at UNO focused on how a New Orleans community dealt with the conflicts of naming a corridor after MLK, Jr. I know he will enjoy this workshop immensely.

    Also, I think it would help to send any news of workshops coming up directly to RCNV.org (Resource Center for Nonviolence-Santa Cruz). I’ve been encouraging their staff to send representatives.
    Best of luck in your work. Betty Devalcourt

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