February 14, 2015 STU

“Real-World” Nonviolence – Sign Up Now for Student Retreat and Workshop

How does nonviolence work in the “real world”?
How do we develop the skills of active nonviolence in order to respond to violence and oppression?
Answer these questions, and more, at:
“We Come Seeking Justice:” a Student Retreat on the Power of Nonviolence
March 13-15, 2015, Carrollodge

This retreat will use interactive and hands-on activities to invite participants into considering the power of nonviolence – an active, creative force that embodies the well-being and justice of all that is neither passive nor violent. We will explore how active nonviolence is a means of uprooting and dismantling oppression on personal, interpersonal, and systemic levels.

Through the stories of social justice leaders and change-makers, like the young people who desegregated the Jim Crow south and the student-led social movement that brought down Serbia’s dictator Milosevic, we will consider what is needed in building a world that is both inclusive and diverse. Participants will learn tools in conflict resolution and skills to critically analyze and understand the different intersecting forms of violence that impact our communities. We will engage in exercises and activities that prioritize issues facing those people who are on the margins of our society. And we’ll explore the values and practices of a spirituality that contributes to healing, reconciliation, and action-oriented justice in the world.

Sponsors: Campus Ministry – Mandel Fund – Peace, Justice & Human Rights – Program in Applied Ethics – Office of Mission & Identity

Questions? Contact Julie at jmyers@jcu.edu.
Register now! Learn more here: https://johncarrolluniversity.wufoo.com/forms/z14o2s580t5abzl/