In this exciting course on making change through nonviolent action, we’ll be exploring, discussing, reading, and reflecting on The Dandelion Insurrection, real-life nonviolent movements, and our own experiences. In this course, we will use the fun, invigorating story of the novel to:
- Explore Myths & Truths About Nonviolence
- Learn 198+ Methods of Nonviolent Action
- Understand the Dynamics of Nonviolent Struggle
- Investigate Power & Theories of Change
- Discover Levels of Strategic Planning Used In Real-life Movements
- Identify Campaigns for Making Change
- Broaden Our Knowledge of Constructive Programs
- Craft Potent Slogans & Messaging
- Reflect on Courage, Resources, and Inspiration
From the cacerolazo to the dispersion of the march to the murmurations, The Dandelion Insurrection is full of lessons, examples, and ideas for anyone interested in making change through nonviolent action. This course will engage our hearts and minds, creativity and imaginations!
The 8-week course runs Saturdays 3pm-5pm ET, Jan 9 through March 5th. There will be no class on January 30th. You will need a (free) Zoom account to join us for the video conferences. You will also need to read The Dandelion Insurrection and have the study guide on hand. (Hint: there’s a great discount on getting them together here.) Video conference sessions will be recorded for anyone who misses a session.
Note: In my travels teaching nonviolent action across the United States, it has become quite clear that money (or lack thereof) can be a barrier to people in accessing knowledge. So, to accommodate everyone, this course is offered on a sliding scale from $1-100 or however much you feel inspired to share! My recommendation? $80 works out to $10 per class, a very reasonable request if you have the means. Thank you! If you can be generous, please know that your generosity goes to “paying it forward” for someone else in the course. Love and gratitude, Rivera
Rivera Sun is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, the cohost of Occupy Radio, and the cofounder of the Love-In-Action Network. She is also the social media coordinator forCampaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Sun attended the James Lawson Institute on Strategic Nonviolent Resistance in 2014 and her essays on social justice movements appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. www.riverasun.com
Also! Rivera Sun is offering a winter writing course, “Writing For Change”!