The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will hold a three-day non-violence immersion workshop called the “Summer Nonviolence Intensive,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, in the Friends Meeting House, at 84 Scio St.
The cost of the workshop is $300; however, according to the institute, partial scholarships will be available.
“Similar to learning another language, a proficiency in understanding nonviolence is more likely to be acquired via immersion,” the group stated. “Understanding the need for spaces where people are offered the space, and time necessary, to process non-violence and related topics, the Gandhi Institute created the Nonviolence Intensive.”
Past participants include high school and college students, staff, youth workers, non-profit staff, attorneys, counselors and clergy, among others.
In addition, the group said the workshop will focus on group-based learning, which includes the following:
- 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.
Members of the Institute’s Summer Youth Facilitator’s Institute will teach the workshop.
Visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecm1yv1x15988e26&llr=u6l5icdab for additional information, or to register for the program.