Non Violent Direct Action Training & Community Organizing

June 10th, 2017 10:00 AM   through   4:30 PM

During these turbulent times we’ve seen many communities mobilize and rally in response to various threats. One way in which people have responded is by using Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA). Often, NVDA is done as a quick reaction without much time to formulate a strategy or gather supporting resources. In those situations, we can find ourselves defending our communities by repeating the same tactics even if they are not the most effective or appropriate.

Our training will expand on some of the strategic uses of NVDA and place these uses within the framework of community organizing. When we understand and use NVDA as part of broader community organizing efforts then NVDA can be far more effective. Our options for NVDA expand when more people from the community support it and engage in it as a whole.

The training will offer some tools that allow us to combine community organizing strategies with NVDA tactics. We will also use some simulated NVDA scenarios and situations within the context of community support and examine questions of accountability, decision making, and consequences. 

What we will cover:

  • NVDA – scenarios and logistics
  • Community Organizing – fundamental principles and practices
  • Legal and Medical 
  • Decision Making
  • Team Building
  • Roleplays

Registration: You need to register and pay in advance for this workshop. Registration link can be found below. Registrations are accepted until Thursday, June 8th, 2017. There is limited space for this workshop so it is possible that we will reach capacity limits prior to the deadline.

Instructors/Facilitators: Robert Chanate, Woodbine staff, and guests.

Meals: Please come prepared with your own lunch for Saturday.

Cost: In order to keep the workshop accessible to as many people as possible regardless of financial ability and access we have the following sliding scale. In the application, you will be asked to self-select the rate that you can pay and explain your selection.

Financial access isn’t just about income. Please consider other factors like family access, educational access, access to employer support, community networks, etc. Please consider your complete financial access, as you determine which fee is appropriate for you. If you have the capacity to pay above your scale, please do! That helps us offer a successful and accessible workshop. Thank you!

Suggested Sliding Scale

$100 Workshop Fee – Organization or Scholarship Supporter
If your fee is paid by an organization or you have the ability to support our scholarship fund please pay at this rate. You are contributing to our ability to support people with fewer economic resources as well as cover all of our direct and indirect expenses related to the workshop.

$75 Workshop Fee – Financial access of $40,000 or more per year
At this rate, you are contributing to our ability to support people with fewer economic resources as well as cover all of our direct and indirect expenses related to the workshop.

$60 Workshop Fee – Financial access between $35,000 and $40,000 per year 
This rate is our “full rate” which means that we cover direct and some indirect expenses related to the workshop.

$50 Workshop Fee – Financial access between $30,000 and $35,000 per year 
(if you have access to social and cultural capital, particularly if you come from a middle or upper-class background, please consider paying a higher rate)
This rate covers our direct expenses of the workshop but none of the indirect ones.

$40 Workshop Fee – Financial access between $25,000 and $30,000 per year
(if you have access to social and cultural capital, particularly if you come from a middle or upper-class background, please consider paying a higher rate)
This rate covers only most of our direct expenses of the workshop.

$30 Workshop Fee – Financial access between $20,000 and $25,000 per year
(if you have access to social and cultural capital, particularly if you come from a middle or upper-class background, please consider paying a higher rate)
This rate covers some, but not all, of our direct expenses of the workshop.

$20 Workshop Fee – Financial access of $20,000 per year or less
(if you have access to social and cultural capital, particularly if you come from a middle or upper-class background, please consider paying a higher rate)
This rate covers the costs of hosting a participant but none of the other workshop costs.

2584 North State Hwy 67
Sedalia, CO 80135
United States
Organization or Scholarship Supporter $ 100.00
Financial access of $40,000 or more per year $ 75.00
Financial access between $35,000 and $40,000 per year $ 60.00
Financial access between $30,000 and $35,000 per year $ 50.00
Financial access between $25,000 and $30,000 per year $ 40.00
Financial access between $20,000 and $25,000 per year $ 30.00
Financial access of $20,000 per year or less $ 20.00

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  • Littleton Office: 5590 S. Windermere St. Suite H | Littleton, CO 80120
  • Center Location: 2584 N. State Hwy 67 | Sedalia, CO 80135
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1253 | Littleton, CO 80160