KINGIAN NONVIOLENCE CONFLICT RECONCILIATION
16-HOUR CORE TRAINING
July 22-23 and July 29-30, 2023
Come and join us during July for a transformational month exploring Dr. King's philosophy and methodology of nonviolence. This workshop has helped thousands of people in various social justice movements, prisons, 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! If you have attended a 2-Hour Intro to Kingian Nonviolence at On Earth Peace or come to any of our events, this is a perfect next step to deepen your Kingian practice!
Dates: The 16-hour training takes place over four days in a two-week period: July 22-23 (Saturday-Sunday), July 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday) Click here to find the start time in your time zone!
Times for each training day: 9am-13pm Pacific / 10am-2pm Mountain / 11am-3pm Central / 12pm-4pm Eastern
- 4 Pillars of Kingian Nonviolence
- Social Dynamics of Nonviolence
- 6 Principles (the will) how to view and transform conflict
- 6 Steps (the skill) how to engage with conflict and organize a campaign
- Definitions of violence
- Types and levels of conflict, and how they escalate and de-escalate
- Dialectical Thinking
- Historical context of the Civil Rights Movement
What to expect: Mini-presentations, small groups activities, large group conversation, multi-media/videos, opportunities for self-reflection and sharing. Homework will be assigned before and between sessions.
Facilitation Team. Stephanie, Paul, Val, and Sully are completing their Level 1 Certification in Kingian Nonviolence by teaching this course. Come and cheer them on!
Stephanie Liu-Rojas: With a MAT in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from USC, Stephanie is trained to work with international and multilingual students in writing and speaking. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Educational Studies at the Claremont Graduate University, and teaching writing at Pitzer College. When she isn’t studying, running the Pitzer Writing Center, or researching ways to be more inclusive, diverse, and equitable in her teachings, Stephanie indulges in vegan chocolate, travel products, the latest fashion and accessories, nature, children’s adventure series, and action movies.
Tukah Paul being a Cameroonian born believes violence is rooted in systemic structures of oppression. He commits strongly in nonviolence peacemaking, De-escalation of violence, monitoring/reporting human rights, accompaniment and unarmed civilian protection (UCP) work. Paul is Director of Global torch for development; a non-profit organization working to empower at-risk youth and transforming communities in Cameroon. He is the international committee member for Meta Peace Team (MPT) - Michigan USA. He is the Sub - Committee member for Meta Peace Team - Cameroon international exploratory Delegation. Paul served in different nonviolence peace teams including the Christian Peacemaker teams in Israel - Palestine. Paul is currently a trainee in the 2022 class of the Kingian Nonviolence curriculum looking forward to becoming a Certified KNV level 1 trainer and facilitator soon.
Valerie Helbert has over 15 years of experience coordinating and supporting educational efforts for conflict transformation, justice and peacebuilding. She earned an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University and currently works as a program coordinator at the Center for Reconciliation(CFR) at Duke University’s Divinity School. In addition to her work at the CFR, Valerie is active in her church and currently serves as a board member of DurhamCares. She lives with her husband David in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
Sully - Edward Sullivan
Cristobal Van Breen is a co-founder of the international grassroots animal activist network DxE (Direct Action Everywhere). They launched DxE in 2013 and left in 2019 to pursue other projects. Starting the group with 5 people in a living room and mobilizing over a hundred chapters around the world to take monthly action within 2 years. Cristobal leads nonviolence workshops around the country. They work with On Earth Peace and the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee to further the dream of institutionalizing and internationalizing nonviolence, including by offering trainings to all, with a focus on those who include fighting supremacy and promoting beloved community.
Cost: The value of this 16-hour workshop is more than $500. Because of our interest in accessibility, there is no set fee to attend. The workshop will be offered on a gift basis -- we will explain more during the workshop! In short, you will choose your own level of contribution. Some may choose to donate $500 or more. Some may pay significantly less or nothing. Some may be in a position to donate extra to support other participants! All participants will be invited to help cover the cost of the workshop by fundraising within your own personal or social media network.
Email us at [email protected] with any questions.