Trumansburg NY Kingian Nonviolence 16-Hour Core Training

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February 9-11, 2024

First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses, Trumansburg, NY


Sponsor: Trumansburg Area Committee for Social Equity (TACSE)

Come and join us for a transformational weekend 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.  

This training is being planned by Trumansburg Area Committee for Social Equity (TACSE), an organizing team in Trumansburg NY. TACSE has been collaborating since April 2022 to consider how Trumansburg area residents might use Kingian Nonviolence in our community.  

Come join us to:

  • Introduce a framework for local organizing on issues of justice, equity, and inclusion 
  • Connect with other Trumansburg area residents about our concerns of inequity in our community and what we could do about it together 
  • Make connections between Kingian Nonviolence and our own lives 
  • Come to see the rich Kingian legacy as a resource for conflict and social change today 
  • Be exposed to core content of the Kingian Nonviolence philosophy and methodology
  • Deepen our understanding of how the values and disciplines of Kingian Nonviolence offer transformative possibilities  
  • Practice what we’re learning, applying to specific issues and concerns brought by participants
  • Build community and a common language across the Trumansburg area
  • Stimulate a creative imagination for a nonviolent future

If you are an organizer working for social change, an activist working to reduce violence in your community, a youth worker, or just someone who wants to learn how to resolve their personal conflicts better, this training is for you! 

Dates: This in person training takes place from Friday evening to Sunday aft


ernoon, February 9-11, 2024. 

Times: Workshop session schedule: Friday 6-9pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 1-6pm

Lunch on Saturday is provided.  

Childcare is available.  Please email [email protected] by Wednesday, January 31 if childcare is needed.


  • 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 and nonviolence 
  • 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, music, opportunities for self-reflection and sharing. Homework will be assigned before and between sessions.  

Cost: There are some significant costs for TACSE to put on this training.  They include paying the facilitators for labor and travel expenses, materials including a Kingian Nonviolence manual for each participant, hosting expenses, and childcare.  We have received a generous grant from the Presbyterian Church to fund some part of it.  A donation towards costs will be taken at the event.

February 09, 2024 at 6:00pm - February 11, 2024
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First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses, Trumansburg NY
69 W Main St
Trumansburg, NY 14886
United States
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