Relevance of Nonviolence Today: Virtual class offered by former faculty member Rick Grier-Reynolds, creator of the popular upper school class Peace, Justice, and Social Change. We invite all alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, and faculty/staff to enroll for this free online course.
Space is limited. If you receive a message that the section is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.
When? Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm October 10-December 19 11 weekly sessions First class on October 10 will be an orientation
Where? Zoom Link will be sent upon registering
Other details? Participants should plan to attend all 11 sessions. Class will be capped at 25 students.
Course description The Relevance of Nonviolence
This course looks at the transformative and sustainable nature of nonviolent change. Videos from the A Force More Powerful series will provide the opportunity to deconstruct historical moments where nonviolent techniques helped various groups create change. In addition, the teaching techniques for this course will be centered around methodologies that will encourage each participant to bring their own life experience's into the course conversations. There will be short homework readings in this non-lecture formatted class. A number of guest speakers will join the class in conversation. All course elements will be available on the instructor’s blog at rickgrierreynolds.blogspot.com
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