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Nonviolent Organizing – Oxnard, CA
May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 6th & 7th
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Both Days
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Kazu Haga – East Point Peace Academy
In the era of Trump, 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 two-day workshop, we will engage in conversations, practice role-plays and study historical movements to:
- Understand the fundamentals of the Kingian Nonviolence philosophy;
- Explore the types & levels of conflict;
- Explore the different types of violence;
- Understand some myths and truths about the concept of nonviolence;
- Learn how to create pressure and leverage through direct actions;
- Understand the difference between tactics, strategies and goals;
- 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!!!
Event is sponsored by Showing Up for Racial Justice & Indivisible Women