OEP Events

Here are OEP and ally events coming up in our community.

Also, look at recent past events to see more of what we do.


 

  • Thursday, December 09, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 18 rsvps

    Fiebre Tropical Book Club

    Fiebre Tropical: A Fiction Book Club on Women’s and Migrant Justice Issues delves into the issues surrounding migrant justice for women, exploring them specifically for Colombian immigrants. A coming-of-age story, Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera is written in Spanglish, a choice made by the author which allows the voices and culture of each of the characters to be fully represented. In this Book Club webinar, we--Kyana, Migrant Justice Organizer, and Hannah, Women’s and Gender Justice Organize--plan to explore the interplay between and intricacies of immigration for a queer teenage girl and her family. Within this framework, we will present a short powerpoint and include multiple opportunities for discussion, both large- and small-group. We will then present action items--things that the people who attend the book club should be aware of currently, as well as ways to take action in their own communities.
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 01:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    Defund Racism Webinar

    Join the Good Shepherd Collective and On Earth Peace for a critical conversation on the Palestinian-led campaign to Defund Racism, a grassroots movement to stop the exploitation of US charities and the financing of violent political movements. Bana Abu Zuluf, a legal researcher and advocate for the Good Shepherd Collective, and Manal Shqair, a Palestinian climate activist and the international advocacy officer of Stop the Wall Campaign, will discuss how the Israeli settler movement exploits US charitable law to fund the dispossession of indigenous Palestinian communities — and more importantly — what you can do to dismantle the structures that underwrite violence and oppression.
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM · 4 rsvps

    Children As Peacemakers: Equipping Resilient Leaders - Christmas and December Holidays Around the World

    Join us for our seminar "Children as Peacebuilders: Equipping Resilient Leaders-Christmas and December Holidays Around the World" at 12:00pm EST on Saturday, December 18th. The seminar will invite parents, educators, and children from all around the world and the US to share their holiday traditions with fellow caregivers and children to promote inclusiveness and diversity.

     

    The series invites parents and caregivers to talk about ways in which topics such as racial justice, LGBTQ+ justice, migrant justice, and many other important topics can be addressed! OEP will host speakers and psychologists that specialize in children development to discuss the safest and most efficient methods of how we can raise healthy children that are compassionate, caring, and inclusive of others.

    To join our email list for the series, please click here!

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM · 12 rsvps

    Core Training in Kingian Nonviolence - January 2022

    Come and join us during January and February 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!

    The training will start on Saturday January 22nd from 11- 3pm EST and it will run for 4 weeks.

    Dates: January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12

    Times (same time each week): 8am-12pm Pacific / 9am-2pm Mountain / 10am-3pm Central / 11am-4pm Eastern

    Content: 

    • 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 

    Facilitation Team: Hassan Clement, Sara Haldeman-Scarr, Katie Shaw Thompson, and Sandra Dávila

    Cost: There is no set fee to attend, this workshop will be offered on a gift basis -- we will explain more during the workshop.

    Click here to find the start time in your time zone!

    Learn more about this powerful facilitation team below!

    Sandra and Katie ride bikes together around Elgin, Illinois, where they both live!

    Sara lives in San Diego where she is pastor at the San Diego First Church of the Brethren, and Hassan lives in Arizona where he does nonviolence organizing and training.

    We are making an effort to balance this training racially and culturally by prioritizing access for Black indigenous, and other people of color. After RSVPing you will be emailed a form collecting demographic information. After the facilitation team receives this demographic info, we will notify you to confirm your participation by January 6.