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Campaign Nonviolence Skill-Building Webinar Series

Module 2

Presented by Ken Butigan

,

Pace

e Bene Nonviolence

Service and

Campaign Nonviolence

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I have no doubt that the United States in the 21st Century will have nonviolent campaigns that will shatter all of our notions of nonviolence of the past.”

--

Rev. James Lawson

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The CNV Skill-Building Series:

Module 1: The Vision of Campaign Nonviolence and Connecting the Dots

Module 2: Creating Nonviolent Social Change

Module 3: Building Nonviolent Action

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Module 2 Objectives

Explore how nonviolent social change works

Explore strategies for nonviolent social change

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Module 2 Agenda

Opening

The

Challenges

and

Opportunities

of this

Webinar

Lessons from Module 1

Nonviolent Social Change

Concrete Steps Toward Change

CNV Strategy Exercise: Celebrating and “Remembering” This Change

Questions and responses

Closing – and reminder about the next module

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Campaign Nonviolence

A long-term movement to build a

culture of peace free from war, poverty, the climate crisis and the epidemic of violence by mainstreaming nonviolence, connecting the issues, and taking action

.

Launched last fall with 250 actions in all 50 states. 196 endorsing organizations. Hundreds of organizers and promoters. National conference August 6-9. Second Week of Nonviolent Actions September 20-27.

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Nonviolence: The Love that Does Justice

Nonviolence

is a force for transformation, truth, justice, and the well-being of all that is neither violent nor passive.

It

is transforming power (Alternatives to Violence), cooperative power (Jonathan Schell),

love

in action (Dorothy Day

), and

the love that does justice (Martin Luther King, Jr.),

It

is an active form of resistance to systems of privilege and domination, a philosophy for liberation, an approach to movement building, a tactic of non-cooperation, and a practice we can employ to transform the world (War Resisters League).

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Nonviolence: A Stand for Justice

Liberating Nonviolence

is a stand for justice and a method for helping to create it.

It

pursues this goal, not with passivity or retaliation, but with the third way of creative engagement and loving and determined resistance.

Liberating

Nonviolence has “two hands” that are in creative tension: noncooperation with injustice

and

steadfast regard for the opponent as a human being.

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Methods of Nonviolent Change include:

Exposing

violence and injustice

Demonstrating how violence and injustice violate deeply-held values

Withdrawing the “pillars of support” that create and maintain violence and injustice

Breaking the cycle of retaliatory violence

Unleashing people-power by alerting, educating, winning and mobilizing the populace to withdraw consent for practices, policies and conditions of violence and injustice

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Movement Action Plan (1)

Social movements are collective actions in which the populace is alerted, educated,

and mobilized

, over years and decades, to challenge the

powerholders

and the whole

society to

redress social problems or grievances and restore critical social values.

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Movement Action Plan (2)

The power of movements is directly proportional to the forcefulness with which the grassroots exert their discontent and demand change. The central issue of social movements, therefore, is the struggle between the movement and the powerholders to win the hearts (sympathies), minds (public opinion), and active support of the great majority of the populace, which ultimately holds the power to either preserve the status quo or create change.

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The Power Elite Model

The Power Elite Model holds that society is organized in the form of a hierarchical pyramid, with powerful elites at the top and the relatively powerless mass populace at the bottom. In this model, power flows from the top to bottom. Since people are powerless, social change can be achieved only by appealing to the elites at the top to change their policies through normal channels and institutions, such as the electoral process, lobbying Congress, and use of the courts.

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The People Power Model

The People Power Model holds that power ultimately resides in the hands of the populace. Even in societies with strong power elites, the powerholder’s power is dependent on the cooperation, acquiescence, or support of the mass public. The movement's strategy is not only to use normal channels in an effort to persuade powerholders to change their minds, but also to alert, educate, and mobilize a discontented, impassioned, and determined grassroots population. This population creates change by “leading the leaders.”

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The Primary Focus Is Winning Over Ordinary People, not Powerholders

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Eight Stages of Successful Movements

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Steps Toward Change

Campaign Nonviolence has set a series of concrete policy changes that would provide important steps toward the long-term goals of creating a culture free from war, poverty and the climate crisis, including:

An international treaty for swift, verifiable action to reverse climate change

Ending the military drone program

Establishing a $15 minimum wage for all, and

K-12 nonviolence education everywhere

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CNV

Strategy Exercise

:

Celebrating

and “Remembering”

This

Change

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Some of Mohandas Gandhi’s Principles of Nonviolence (1)

Seek

the truth

Love the enemy

No cooperation

with humiliation and injustice

Work for the well-being of all

Be fearless

All life is one

Difference without division

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Some of Mohandas Gandhi’s Principles of Nonviolence (2)

Each of us has a piece of the truth and a piece of the un-truth

Resist “us” versus “them” thought and behavior

Means must be consistent with the ends

Human beings are more than the violence they commit

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Principles of Nonviolence

Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.

Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.

Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.

Nonviolence holds that voluntary suffering can educate and transform.

Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

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Module #3

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5:00-6:30pm Pacific / 8:00-9:30pm Eastern US

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