Exciting News! Four Free Winter Webinars with Rivera Sun On Nonviolent Change!

Sponsored by the Netherlands-based organization SVAG, this webinar series with Author and Educator Rivera Sun is offered free to the public (although donations are gratefully accepted).  The series is intended to bring US-based and international activists together to learn, understand, advocate and move towards a nonviolent world. It is offered in collaboration between Campaign Nonviolence and the Netherlands-based organization SVAG (Foundation/Association for Active Nonviolence) and its project ToNoWo (Towards a Nonviolent World).

If you would like to donate to support this series and future webinars, donations can be made via Campaign Nonviolence/Pace e Bene. The website will automatically earmark your donation for this series! Here’s where to contribute.

Introduction Webinar – Nonviolent Activism: Oppose and Propose
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
5:30pm-7pm UTC + 01 (Netherlands)
11:30am-1pm ET (US)
Cost: Free (Donations welcome, but not required)

Learn the basic skills you need for making change with nonviolent action. Join this practical webinar that covers the basic concepts, the 198+ Methods of Nonviolent Action, strategy and campaign design, and also the “Two Hands of Nonviolence” that create an unstoppable force to oppose injustice and propose solutions. Get strategic planning tools, further resources, and gandhi-1930-march-all_bglearn from nonviolent struggles throughout history.

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Nonviolent Responses to the Rise of Hate, Xenophobia, Discrimination
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
7pm-8:30pm UTC + 01 (Netherlands)
1pm-2:30 ET (US)
Cost: Free (donations welcome, but not required)

Hear about strategies and share solutions! At a time when hate and discrimination seem to be rising in society, politics and certain institutions, this online conversation offers you a chance to connect with oth15781623_673509449492876_1815529889882425218_ners to hear the many creative solutions that are being used to counter hate, and to affirm respect, dignity, and inclusion. Share what’s happening near you, and find out what others are doing in this lively conversation focusing on people-power, creativity, and nonviolent responses to some of our pressing issues. Opening remarks and facilitation by Rivera Sun.

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Webinar – Nonviolent Fiction and Nonfiction: The Dandelion Insurrection
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
7pm-8:30pm UTC + 01 (Netherlands)
1pm-2:30 ET (US)
Cost: Free (donations welcome, but not required)

dandelionfrontcovIn a time that looms around the corner of today . . . when Author/Activist Rivera Sun wrote the opening words of The Dandelion Insurrection, the line between fact and fiction was already blurring. Join her for a special conversation about what parts of the story have come true – and what now looms on our horizon. Find out how this story about a nonviolent movement for change in a slightly fictionalized United States remains timely and highly relevant. Ask questions, see how the book compares to current US situation . . . and find out what’s brewing in the sequel that’s coming in 2017.

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Structured Dialogue – Environmental Destruction & Nonviolent Action: Creative Solutions to Big Problems
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
7pm-8:30pm UTC + 01 (Netherlands)
1pm-2:30 ET (US)
Cost: Free (donations welcome, but not required)

Join with others for a creative, lively conversation about how people around the world are using nonviolent action to stop environmental destruction. Share your experience and favorite stories. Speak up about your pressing concerns. Learn from others and gain fresh ideas for protecting our beautiful Earth, our communities, and ourselves.
Facilitated by Rivera Sun.

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Questions? Contact Rivera Sun info(at)riverasun.com

About SVAG and ToNoWo:

The Dutch NGO Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid (SVAG), or Foundation/Association for Active Nonviolence was founded in 1966. The aim of the organization is the nonviolent promotion of a just society in which people interact in a nonviolent manner with each other and the environment. SVAG is a Campaign Nonviolence endorsing organization and promoter in the Netherlands. ToNoWo (Towards A Nonviolent World) is a project of SVAG. https://towardsanonviolentworld.org/the-team/

About Campaign Nonviolence:

Campaign Nonviolence is a growing movement to build a culture of peace and active nonviolence free from war, poverty, racism, environmental destruction and the epidemic of violence. It was initiated by the 30 year old nonviolence organization Pace e Bene. Find out ore at www.campaignnonviolence.org

About Rivera Sun:

Author/Activist Rivera Sun is the author of The Dandelion InsurrectionBillionaire Buddha and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, the cohost of Love (and Revolution) Radio, and the co-initiator of Live Share Grow: A Movement for the 100%. She is a trainer and social media coordinator for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Sun has facilitated nationwide workshops and trainings in strategy for nonviolent movements and her essays on social justice movements appear in Counterpunch, Truthout and Popular Resistance. www.riverasun.com