Seeds of Change Workshop: How You Can Use Nonviolence to Make Change

Ordinary people like you have made change using the tools of Dr. King, Gandhi, Jesus, and Cesar Chavez. Learn these strategies for change and apply them in your community. This workshop covers the basic dynamics and strategies of nonviolent action. Participants discover how to envision and build campaigns, become familiar with the 198 methods of nonviolent action, and learn to connect the dots between the many issues through the lens of systems thinking. Bring friends, neighbors, elders, and students. Together we’ll explore how ordinary people can make extraordinary change!

Facilitator Bio:

Rivera Sun is a change-maker, a cultural creative, a protest novelist, and an advocate for nonviolence and social justice. She’s a love-based revolutionary and the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, The Way Between and other novels. Her essays and writings are syndicated by Peace Voice, and have appeared in journals nationwide. Rivera Sun is facilitates workshops in strategy for nonviolent change across the country and around the world. She connects the dots between the issues, shares solutionary ideas, and inspires people to step up to the challenge of being a part of the story of change in our times.

“Rivera Sun lives, breathes, and shares knowledge and insights of extraordinary depth in the complex world of nonviolent movement strategy, tactics, analysis, and campaign planning. My students flocked to her every time she made an appearance at Portland State University and they demand her return again and again. She helped produce a new generation of young leaders with strong analytical skills with her unique approach to activating hearts, minds and informed imaginations.” –Dr. Tom Hastings, Coordinator, Conflict Resolution BA/BS degree programs, Portland State University