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Nonviolence Trainings and Preparation for Action Information 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Becca Polk   
Monday, 04 October 2010 15:45

For those who are interested in participating in the nonviolent civil disobedience in the Columbus community on Saturday, here are ways that you can prepare:

You can find more information on working in groups, affinity groups, and preparing for nonviolent actions in the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns. The Training Packet  will direct you to the most helpful resources in the Handbook to help you and your group prepare for this action.


Attend a nonviolence training on Friday in Columbus:
Nonviolence Training: Nonviolent Action Preparation, Friday November 19th at 9:30-12:30, CC207 & 2:00-5:00pm, CC210. en espanol 2:00 a 5:00pm, CC208.

This training is for people considering engaging in the large scale city-side civil disobedience action being organized this year The agenda includes exploring what is meant by nonviolent action, an over view of the scenario, preparing to maintain our commitment to nonviolence as we interact with police, understanding our rights and the risks and consequences of nonviolent civil disobedience, including the arrest process.

**Please note that this training will be both in Spanish and English on Friday from 2-5 in the Convention Center.

**completamente en espanol en cuarto 208 Viernes por la tarde de 2-5 pm

If you are not able to attend the Friday trainings, talk to Joanne ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) ahead of time for material to prepare before coming to the vigil. Also, please attend the last minute nonviolence training on Saturday, Novemeber 20th, at 1:30pm near the Food Not Bombs tent on Ft. Benning road.

**In addition to the preparation for action, there is also an introductory training session for those who are new and are not able to risk arrest.

Nonviolence training: An Introduction on Friday, November 19th at 9:30-12:30, CC201 and 2:00-5:00pm, CC207

This training is an opportunity to prepare for the SOA Watch nonviolent demonstration for people who are new to large demonstrations such as this and who have never participated in a nonviolence training. The agenda includes an exploration of what is meant by nonviolent actions, how we can prepare ourselves to maintain out commitment to nonviolence, an over view of the scenario, knowing our rights and understanding the risks and consequences of nonviolent civil disobedience.

Entrenamiento en No-Violencia: La Preparación para la Acciόn No Violenta es para personas que están considerando involucrarse en las grandes acciones de desobediencia civil que se organizarán en las ciudades este año. La agenda incluye explorar lo que significa la acciόn no violenta, un repaso del tema, preparar para mantener nuestro compromiso con la no-violencia mientras interactuamos con la policía, el entendimiento de nuestros derechos y los riesgos y las consecuencias de la desobediencia civil no-violenta, incluyendo el proceso de arresto. (para informacion Charity Ryerson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it o 317.850.7384)

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