READINGS ON NONVIOLENCE
For more info on techniques, exercises, history, check out:
- Swarthmore Non Violent Direct Action website
- Why Black Bloc tactics won’t build a successful movement by Kazu Haga
- Activist Editorial: The Parameters of Nonviolent Action and Parameters of Nonviolent Action: What Makes An Action Nonviolent? by WRL
- Still Relevant: What Makes an Action Nonviolent? by Joanne Sheehan
- Beautiful Trouble
Exercises, workshops and agendas that help us learn from the history of strategic nonviolent action, begin to practice nonviolent action and build strategic campaigns:
- 10/10 Strategies | To learn about the rich history of nonviolent campaigns, gain a better understanding of campaigns, tactics and movements [30 mins minimum]
- Letter from a Birmingham Jail | To explore different elements of a campaign strategy and help a group reflect on the power of nonviolent direct action [20-30 minutes]
- Parallel lines/Hassle Lines | Practice dealing with a hassle or conflict using nonviolence
- Tools for Grounding, Protecting, Blocking |
- Matrix Exercise Handout |
- Nonviolence Training | NVDA Preparation Agenda
- Do's + Don't's Handout |
- Affinity Groups Handout
- Legal Issues/ Risking Arrest/ Representing Yourself Handout
WRL produces, often in collaboration with other activist groups, a number of curricula for workshops, including:
Movement Building for Allies
A facilitators' manual for a workshop intended for white activists working in groups within the peace movement and other anti-militarist movements who want to deepen their understanding of how to do strategic organizing using an anti-oppression and cross-movement approach.
Check out WRL workshops on police militarization, military budgets, and more!
Check out WRL Online Store for more resources, including handbooks and organizing guides.
USEFUL TRAINER/TRAINING WEBSITES
Women's Pentagon Action by Ellen Shub