Join Matt Guynn from On Earth Peace and Kezia Curtis from Black Lives Matter Detroit for a six-week webinar series:
April 9, 16, 23, May 7, 14, 21, at 2:30 PM Pacific / 5:30 PM Eastern.
This 6-session series provides an introduction to organizing and mobilizing in the Kingian Nonviolence (KNV) tradition. KNV provides values and methods for waging conflict and working for justice and reconciliation. It is a philosophy, a way of life, a methodology, and a discipline. These workshops are a transformational experience that has helped thousands of individuals around the world understand the depth of nonviolence as a philosophy and practice of change, and how to incorporate this practice into their lives and work.
Participants will cover some basic elements of the Kingian approach and move deeper into steps and strategies for organizing for community action. During the series, participants will be invited to engage with the material through a lens of their current projects and problems. Our sessions will be full of opportunities to apply the theory to your issues and initiatives.
This online workshop explores KNV philosophy and methodology through reading assignments, mini-lectures, discussions, multi-media presentations, breakout groups, and application opportunities. There will be prep work to complete for each session and a requirement to check in with a classmate three times during the series.
Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation was codified by Bernard Lafayette, Jr., and David Jehnsen based on their experiences working as organizers and educators on the staff of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Kingian Nonviolence approach is part of a centuries-old tradition that builds on the insights of many organizers, teachers, and leaders.