Updated as of July 6, 2020
The current protesting and social unrest that is sweeping the country has led to educators, students, and residents seeking training, resources, and education in social change, nonviolent action, and race relations. I think for many who have worked tirelessly to advance social justice and improve the lives of people of color, this watershed is not surprising. The death of George Floyd is not the cause of what is talking place, rather it’s just one of many prompts calling attention to the unfinished work in the U.S. of creating a society that is truly equal and provides opportunities and justice for all. Are we at an inflection point? Many of us hope so. The convergence of Depression like unemployment, a public health crisis we haven’t seen since 1918, and the outbreak of protests and calls for change is unprecedented in U.S. history.
Recently, I have had colleagues reach out to me with resources on training, nonviolent action, and education. Some of these are events coming up. In an effort to be expedient about putting this out, I’m going to list with links what I have received in no particular order. As I receive more information and resources, I will add to the list. If you have something you’d like to add, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I can include it.
Campaign Nonviolence (online training)
DC Peace Team (offers training in nonviolent action)
Peace and Justice Studies Association resources (An aggregate list of resources on training, racism, peacebuilding, etc.)
Meaningful World/Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention (Zoom support meeting every Thursday)
NYPD Crisis Intervention Training video (contact Jeff Thompson at email@example.com if you have questions)
Christian Peacemaker Teams (training program to start online in July)
Metta Center for Nonviolence (training and education on nonviolent action)
ICNC (training on nonviolent resistance)
USIP Course on Nonviolent Action (online, free)