Rivera Sun shares these short ‘n sweet video clips, each presenting a single thought on strategy for nonviolent movements. Enjoy, and find all of Rivera Sun’s videos on Youtube.



Above: Rivera Sun, author of The Dandelion Insurrection, discusses one of the concepts from strategic nonviolent struggle that helped her craft the plot of the fictional nonviolent movement in her novel, The Dandelion Insurrection. Pillars of Support is a description of power and change making that originates with Gene Sharp and the Albert Einstein Institution. Adapted by War Resister’s International in the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns, the model is also called “Pillars of Power”. For anyone thinking about how to make change in the world, it is a useful concept to analyze and understand deeply.


Below: In this two part series, Rivera Sun articulates a key dynamic of nonviolent movements: participation. In the second video, she shares a little trick to what makes nonviolent movements successful as they mobilize people into action.