While the institutions of violence require a person of certain age and fitness to do the work, nonviolent action can be practiced by anyone. This is a free introductory workshop on nonviolence and civil disobedience for the curious and the serious. Participants will get a taste of views of nonviolence, elements involved in civil resistance, and what it could feel like to do an action. This is a forum for discussion, but not a debate on the merits of civil resistance. After this workshop, some participants may feel ready to plan their own civil disobedient action, while others may be inspired to deepen their study of nonviolence.
Hosted by the Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship