February 17, 2015 STAFF/STU

We Come Seeking Justice: Workshop and Retreat on Nonviolence

March 13 at 4 p.m. – March 15 at 12 p.m.

Join us for a unique, timely workshop and retreat that explores the power of nonviolence as a tool for social transformation.

Use hands-on activities to consider the power of nonviolence – an active, creative force that embodies the well-being and justice of all.

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.

Explore how active nonviolence is a means of uprooting and dismantling oppression on personal, interpersonal, and systemic levels.

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.

Cost is $25 to attend. Reserve your spot by Wednesday, March 11.
Contact Julie with questions at jmyers@jcu.edu.

More information here: http://sites.jcu.edu/campusministry/about/social-justice/non-violence-debate-retreat/
Register here: https://johncarrolluniversity.wufoo.com/forms/z14o2s580t5abzl/