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Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation

Traditionally offered as a 16-hour, two-day workshop
This transformative workshop provides participants with an introduction into the philosophy and methodology of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation, a philosophy developed out of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Through role plays, small group work, mini-lectures, video presentations, readings and other activities, this highly interactive workshop explores topics such as the myths of nonviolence, definitions of violence, the types and levels of conflict, the principles and steps of Kingian Nonviolence, and the history of the Civil Rights Movement.  Click here for more.

Fierce Vulnerability

Traditionally offered as a 18-hour, 2.5 day workshop
The social-political-environmental crisis we currently face signals the need for a collective response unlike any we've seen before. We are at a movement-building turning point, and we recognize that changes in laws and policies barely scratch the surface of the needed transformation. What we yearn for is a fundamental transformation of our hearts, our values, and our relationships – to ourselves, to each other, and to the earth. This workshop explores what it might look like to build a trauma-informed movement for social transformation. Click here for more.

The Gandhian Iceberg

An interactive exploration of Gandhi's theory and practice of nonviolence, highlighting its balance of self-transformation, constructive program (the work of social uplift and renewal), and direct, bold resistance to empire. Through small group work, personal reflection, mini-lectures, videos, and readings, participants wrestle with the radical nature of Gandhi's social change vision, and consider what it has to teach us about the building up of principled-strategic movements, and the day-to-day living of our lives. Click here for more.

The Dharma of Justice

The teachings of the historical Buddha are often sighted as one of the main sources of inspiration for nonviolent activists. And many Buddhist practitioners look to nonviolent movements as inspiration to live out their commitments to liberation outside of the monastery. Through talks, small group activities and meditation practices, this workshop explores the rich intersections of these two traditions. No experience in Buddhism or activism necessary!

More Than a Protest

Our world needs more than endless protests. We need powerful movements that understand how to utilize the leverage from protests and direct actions to create powerful movements for social change. Learn critical organizing tools and movement-building frameworks in this training.

Alternative Organizational Structures

Think outside the nonprofit industrial complex box! Learn about organizational practices employed by East Point Peace Academy as well as examples from organizations from around the world that are grounded in our common values, as opposed to defaulting on a hierarchical business mode. Build organizations that nurture the type of community we want! Check out this 90-minute webinar by Kazu Haga and the Ahimsa Collective's Sonya Shah for more. East Point also offers organizational consulting on this topic. 

Healthy Conflict Engagement

"Conflict is the spirit of the relationship asking itself to deepen." Conflict, at its best, is an opportunity for us to learn and grow. Things like yelling and fighting are not signs of conflict - they are signs that a conflict is being mismanaged. Learn the frameworks and practices that help us learn healthier ways to respond to conflict in our lives and in our organizations.

Custom Workshops

We are happy to work with you to design workshops that fit your need. We can work together to design workshops of any length for any community, and can include topics like nonviolence, organizing and movement building, conflict deescalation, restorative justice and other topics. Click here for more information about partnering with us to design a custom workshop.