We are excited to announce our four-day Spring Nonviolence Intensive in collaboration with Paul Chappell, a West Point graduate, international peace educator, and an Iraq War Veteran. Paul’s thinking regarding effective responses to issues of violence and terrorism is informed, practical, and innovative.

This Intensive, co-led by Kit Miller & Maria Engels and other Gandhi Institute staff members, will discuss various forms of applied nonviolence, with time to practice using these techniques for real life situations. These forms of nonviolence are proactive ways to manage conflict and challenging situations.
During the workshop, participants will learn:
• how to shift conflicts by listening for underlying values of opposing parties,
• how to navigate the world with self-reflection upon one’s rank and privilege,
• how to reconnect to energy for social change, in spite of personal and societal challenges and feelings of burn out, and
• how to mediate personal conflicts using Restorative Questions

This Intensive will be interactive with a focus on group-based learning.

We are grateful for the continued support of the Rochester Friends Meeting House and being hosted in such a beautiful space. We are also grateful for our partnership with Rochester AmeriCorps for the fourth year with this event.

This workshop has been priced on a sliding scale from $250-$500; free for students and no one turned away for lack of funds. Questions? Please contact Maria via email: maria@gandhiinstitute.org