WHAT: 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.
This workshop has helped thousands of people in various social justice movements as well as in prisons, law enforcement, schools and other communities understand the depth of the philosophy of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation.
If you are an organizer working for social change, an activist working to reduce violence in your community, a youth worker/organizer, or just someone who wants to learn how to resolve their personal conflicts better, this workshop is for you!
Saturday will have a catered lunch by Rara's.
Sunday we will order pizza (suggested donation $10). Feel free to BYOVL (bring your own vegan lunch)
Bring your own snacks. drinks/water bottle.
COST: Particants will be asked at the end of the two day training to consider giving a cash gift proportionate to their ability to pay and the value they feel they recieved. This is based on the principle of Gift Economics. See the training organizations explaination on Gift Economics — eastpointpeace.org/gifteconomics/
WHO: Chris Van Breen is a 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 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.
More info on Kingian Non-violence — eastpointpeace.org/kingian/
HOW: Register here — goo.gl/forms/oA9KGlq8k1JccwrL2
You must register to receive required prep materials.
We highly encourgage folks to attend Monday's Action for Chickens event following this training where we will apply what we learned by conducting a special action as part of the days event — facebook.com/events/107182159902923/