More Than a Protest: Nonviolence Training Workshops
Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th
Deadline to apply is February 25th; participants notified by March 5th. Workshop spaces are limited. People of ALL backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply!
Student Leaders Training, Saturday, March 17th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Lunch provided)
This workshop is designed for student leaders who have influence on campus and who will use the tools they gain from this training to lead others.
Student Leaders apply here.
Community Leaders Training, Friday, March 16th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM (Dinner provided)
This workshop is designed for community leaders who have influence over groups of people (i.e., religious leaders, faculty/staff, directors, etc.), so that they can help equip people in their networks with resources for this kind of work. Community leaders will be invited to attend the all-day training on Saturday, March 17th, but we ask that they come in the stance of observers so students remain the primary focus.
Community Leaders apply here.
In this time of rising hate crimes and unparalleled environmental destruction, our communities need a movement for social justice like never before. In response to the rising tide of violence and injustice, people are joining protests and marches in numbers that we have not seen in decades. Yet, protests and marches alone will not bring us the changes that we seek. While the need for direct action is clear, organizing a successful march or a direct action should never be a goal in and of itself. Direct actions are tools that we use as part of a larger organizing campaign that gets us to a larger goal.
In this workshop, we will engage in conversations, practice role-plays and study current and historical movements to:
- Explore several different campaign and movement building frameworks
- Learn how to create pressure and leverage through direct actions
- Learn how to utilize that leverage to get us closer to a goal
- Understand the difference between tactics, strategies and goals
- Explore key concepts and tools such as power mapping, spectrum of allies and pillars of support
- And much more.
Whether you are new to organizing and want to understand how to do it better, have some experience and want to brush up some skills, or a veteran activist with wisdom to share, we need you now!!!
This event is sponsored by Pres House, the Crossing, and Impact Badger. People of all backgrounds and from all (or no) religious communities are encouraged and welcome to apply.