Social Justice Training, Events, Resources

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 (davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com), and I can include it.

Library of Nonviolence Resistance

Nonviolence Tactics

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 mediator.jeff@gmail.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)

Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

2 thoughts on “Social Justice Training, Events, Resources

  1. Thank you for this! And VISIONS training is truly a deep dive around DEI. I highly suggest!

    On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 10:41 AM David J. Smith, JD, MS wrote:

    > David J. Smith posted: ” Updated as of June 3, 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 thin” >

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