Skillful Means for Social Change, GGF 5/12

With Kazu Haga
Saturday, May 12, 9 am – 4:45 pm

The teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King are as timely as they have ever been. Building a disciplined movement for radical social change that maintains a commitment to compassion and interconnection may feel like they are at odds with each other. But Dr. King taught us that “power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”

The force of nonviolence combines power and love to bring about the changes we so desperately need. This mini-workshop will provide a brief overview of the theory and the practice of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation as taught by Dr. King. Through role-plays, small group work, mini lectures, and video presentations, we will explore the dynamics of human conflict, definitions of violence, misconceptions of nonviolence, and the principles and steps of Kingian Nonviolence.

You are warmly welcome to join residents of Green Gulch Farm in taking this workshop, as we explore the significance of Dr King’s teachings on nonviolence and vision of “the beloved community.” Whether you are an organizer working for social change, a teacher trying to change the culture of your school or simply an individual trying to deal with the conflicts in your personal life, each person will walk away with new skills and a new perspective.

Fees: This workshop is being offered on a Gift Economics model, which means we do not charge a fee and will be relying on the generosity of the participants to support the workshop leader.

To Register: Please call the Green Gulch Farm main office at 415.383.3134 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362. Or fill out this online form to have the Reservations Office contact you by phone or email to assist your registration.