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Friday, January 17 • 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Chaperone/Attendance Nonviolent Campaigns through the Lens of a Birmingham Jail FULL

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In this workshop participants will explore MLK Jr's call for nonviolent direct action as a strategy for confronting social inequities. We will use current day campaigns like the Black Lives Matter movement to deconstruct what he meant in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail when discussing the creation of a tension and crisis that can no longer be ignored to dramatize the need for action around issues of violence and injustice. Participants will also explore the history of nonviolent campaigns in the US and abroad to gain a better understanding of the difference between campaigns, tactics, and strategies. We will use the Civil Rights movement as a baseline for this exercise. These exercises will include larger and smaller breakout group discussions, brainstorming, writing, and report backs.

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Friday January 17, 2020 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Library Commons

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