Back to All Events

Non-Violence Training

WHAT: Come join us for this transformational two-day workshop exploring Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolence and the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement. See how the lessons of the past can be applied in the present.

This workshop has helped thousands of people in various social justice movements as well as in prisons, law enforcement, 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!

Details on an option to participate in a powerful action for non-human animals on the Monday will be provided to participants. 

COST: dana / by donation (suggested donation $25-$50) to cover the cost of flying in the instructor and the room rental cost. 

WHO: Chris Van Breen is a co-founder of the international grassroots animal activist network Direct Action Everywhere. He started organizing in 1995, when he became a leader with a Latinx-focused youth mentoring program. He still works for human rights causes, but after a touching moment with a cow named Bernie, he spends much of his free time fighting for animals. Taking nonviolent direct action has always been important to Chris, whether it is protesting, teaching, cooking for other activists, or doing Open Rescue. Chris leads nonviolence workshops around the country. He works with the East Point Peace Academy and the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee to further the dream of institutionalizing and internationalizing nonviolence, including offering trainings to all with a focus on the animal rights movement. He is inspired by his family, who fought for farm workers with Cesar Chavez, and by every activist who confronts injustice. 

More info on Kingian Non-violence -

HOW: Registration information will be provided as we lock down logistics such as location and room size.