What is peace? What is violence? What can you learn from Gandhi’s approach to building a nonviolent movement?

While the Internet has served as a catalyst for revolutions around the world, it may have also fueled a global disconnect that has caused us to overlook the strength, resiliency and relevance of our local communities.

Inspired by Gandhi’s four principles of nonviolent movement building, in this course you will learn about how communities are resisting oppression around the world, and investigate specific case studies as models for making change on your own block. Through conflict mapping, historical analysis, film critiquing, and evaluating nonviolent protest techniques, you will learn about the philosophy, economy, politics, and tools of nonviolence.

This course culminates in the actual implementation of a nonviolent intervention of your own design, in order to take action on an issue of personal importance to you.

*Access to a video streaming service or public library streaming app is recommended.

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