Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence
Our flagship training, this two-day workshop provides participants with an introduction into the philosophy and methodology of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. Through role plays, small group work, mini-lectures, video presentations, readings and other activities, this highly interactive workshop explores topics such as the 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
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 weekend workshop explores what it might look like to enter into direct action movement spaces with the courage to be our whole selves, in service to life, growing in our capacity to be fierce in our vulnerability and vulnerable in our ferocity. Click here
The Gandhian Iceberg
A two-day 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
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 two-day 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.
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.
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.