Resources for Change
For a glimpse of the range of social change topics covered in our training manual see the taster sheets below on Active Nonviolence, Power, Becoming Active, How Social Change Happens, Planning a Campaign, Building the Alternative Society, and Consensus Decision-making. The resources on the other pages are hand-outs, exercises and other tips which complement the taster sheets, and allow for deeper discussions and a more integrated approach to nonviolent living and campaigning. All of our materials are free to download and use, just give us a credit.
Designing a Training Agenda - a bit of this & a bit of that
Designing a training agenda about nonviolent social change requires combining appropriate bits to make a whole. So while we've divided activities thematically, that's just a system for organising the resources. We suggest you take a look at all the activities and think about how they can be combined to create a training agenda with integrity and wholeness.
A day spent on campaign strategy, for example, might start out with nonviolence activities to ensure that everyone shares a similar understanding of nonviolence. Then you might cover a bit about power and how change happens, before getting down to the nuts and bolts of campaign strategy . And all held together by good group process! Click here for sample agendas on various social change themes.
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