Nonviolent Action Workshop

Nonviolent Action Workshop

There is little doubt that those of us who feel strongly about nonviolence and about social justice are vital parts of the resistance to the future that looms for us in the U.S.   Personal inner work should be part of our daily regimen.  But training for nonviolent direct action is also an important preparatory step.  We have an outstanding training available to you.  Please consider the unique opportunity this training provides. If you plan to attend, please register soon.

 Register now for the Nonviolent Action Workshop with Sarah Thompson

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 We invite you to participate in a Nonviolent Action Workshop on Friday evening, November 3 (at Reedley Peace Center) and Saturday, November  4 (at North Hall on the campus of Fresno Pacific University). 

 The trainer for this workshop will be Sarah Thompson.  Sarah is from the Great Lakes watershed, currently living in Chicago. She is a 2006 graduate of Spelman College and received her MDiv in 2011 from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Over the last five years she has trained people of faith and moral courage in nonviolent direct action preparation.  Most recently she was the Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams.  She is now transitioning to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

 This training is co-sponsored by Reedley Peace Center, Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies at Fresno Pacific University, and Central Valley Partnership.

 The workshop will begin Friday evening at 6:30 (potluck meal) with program to follow (at 7 PM) at the Reedley Peace Center in the Fellowship Hall of First Mennonite Church, 1208 L Street, Reedley. (There is no fee for the Friday evening event.)  

 Saturday’s training will be from 9 AM until 4:30 PM. It will be held at North Hall (formerly called BC Lounge) on the Fresno Pacific University campus on the south-east corner of Butler and Chestnut Avenues.

 Your best experience will include both days, but if you can only attend one day that will also be worthwhile and we would like to have you there.

 The fee for the training is $20 for adults and $5 for students.  A noon meal will be provided at the Saturday event.  For more information, see the attached brochure.