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A Force That Works: Nonviolent Action and Civil Disobedience

Why is the idea of force always associated with violence and aggression? There is a whole field and ideology that utilizes nonviolent action to enact change that supports social and environmental justice. This course will examine the history, theories, techniques, and effectiveness of nonviolent action and civil disobedience.

We will explore a variety of topics, movements, and skills through lecture, films, readings, speakers, and discussions. The speakers will include nonviolent activists who've engaged in civilian disobedience themselves. The course will also include training in civil disobedience and direct nonviolent action. These will hopefully include training in direct action planning, support skills, basics of blockades, and introduction to climbing techniques. Through these trainings, you will learn the strategies for effective nonviolent protests and action.

In the spirit of experiential learning, we are open to the direction of the course based on student needs and interests. The vision and hope is to educate and inspire students to use what they've learned to support their own causes and make that "change you seek in the world," (Gandhi, one of the few well-known nonviolent activists).

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Resource Center of the Americas
3019 Minnehaha Ave S. Below Glaciers Cafe
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Phone: 651-592-6275
Facilitator's experience: 
Courtney is currently a graduate student in Conflict Transformation and Sustainable Development focusing on social movements, human rights accompaniment, Third Party Nonviolent Intervention, and civil disobedience. She has previously worked as a Family Support Worker and with victims of domestic violence in the Twin Cities and victims of war in Sri Lanka. She has also been involved in the restorative justice movement as a facilitator and Healthcare is a Human Rights campaign in the state of Vermont. Courtney enjoys engaging others in academic settings and learning from other's ideas. For the past year, she has been working with Nonviolent Peaceforce, Witness for Peace, and the New Tactics Project in Human Rights. Robyn Skrebes is currently the regional organizer for Witness for Peace Upper Midwest. She is also one of the founding members of Child Protection International, which works to end child abduction in Southern Sudan. She also sits on the board of directors for Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition. Her experience is in organizing, training, and activism. Robyn is extremely passionate about documenting her work and experiences through photographs.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651 592 6275
Class minimum size: 
6
Class maximum size: 
30
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 02/24/2010 - 18:45 - Wed, 05/12/2010 - 21:00
Wed, 03/10/2010 - 18:45 - Wed, 05/26/2010 - 21:00
Wed, 03/24/2010 - 18:45 - Wed, 06/09/2010 - 20:00
Wed, 04/07/2010 - 18:45 - Wed, 06/23/2010 - 20:00
Wed, 04/21/2010 - 18:45 - Wed, 07/07/2010 - 20:00
Wed, 05/05/2010 - 18:45 - Wed, 07/21/2010 - 20:00
Additional class time information: 
If people want to take the class and can not make the date and time, we can try and make adjustments.
Address: 
Resource Center of the Americas
3019 Minnehaha Ave S. Below Glaciers Cafe
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Phone: 651-592-6275
44° 56' 52.872" N, 93° 14' 2.3388" W
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Video Activism 101 Workshop with Twin Cities Indymedia

How do you videotape a protest rally? What are the best ways to document police actions? How do you digitize and share video online? Join Twin Cities Indymedia in a skill sharing workshop. With info from iWitness Video and Glassbead Collective, we build on experiences at the 2008 Republican National Convention, the G20 Conference in Pittsburgh, and more. Plus: bring your own videos to share.

Tuesday March 16  @ University of Minnesota. [time TBD]

 

Covers: Basic equipment info, editing skills, reporting from demos/events, interviewing, conceiving video story ideas from start-to-finish.

Example videos:

RNC:Terrorizing Dissent, Police Raid and Detainment of I-Witness Journalists 083008,

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Staff Reporter/Web Editor, Politics in Minnesota (2005-2009) TC-IMC Volunteer Co-director / etc on parts of Terrorizing Dissent & other videos
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-338-7661
Class minimum size: 
8
Class maximum size: 
30
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 03/16/2010 - 18:00 - 20:30
Additional class time information: 
Time is TBD but a room is reserved that day
Address: 
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 58' 47.874" N, 93° 15' 49.8096" W
Video Activism 101 Workshop with Twin Cities Indymedia
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The Geometry Of A Pinhole Camera

A free Workshop taught by myself Jessie Zubiran, a dive into the the basic form of photography the pinhole camera witch has shown that simplicity is beautiful and fascinating. The workshop will be followed by Holga photography. The Holga camera is a medium format 120 film manual toy camera, made in China. The holga camera is known for it's cheap construction, simple lens and the camera's "problems" have become it's best quality.

 

Tentative Schedule:

Feb. 3--Light Painting with candles

Feb. 10--More light painting, with sparklers

Feb. 17-- Historic Downtown, indoor photography

Feb. 24-- Photo developing basics

Every week we will set up shots and take pictures, so no matter the Wednesday, that is what you should expect.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]

Location

Black Dog Cafe blackdogstpaul.com 308 Prince Street
308 Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN, MN 55101
United States
Phone: 651.399.6593
Facilitator's experience: 
To bring back the simplistic beauty in the key elements, the building blocks of photography. To escape this digital world we live in and bring it back to basics for the just learning, curious, anyone that is open to learn something new or to contribute. for all ages.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651.399.6593
Class maximum size: 
10
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 03/05/2010 - 20:00
Wed, 01/27/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 03/12/2010 - 20:00
Wed, 02/03/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 03/19/2010 - 21:00
Wed, 02/10/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 03/26/2010 - 21:00
Wed, 02/17/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 04/02/2010 - 21:00
Wed, 02/24/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 04/09/2010 - 21:00
Wed, 03/03/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 04/16/2010 - 21:00
Address: 
Black Dog Cafe blackdogstpaul.com 308 Prince Street
308 Prince Street
Saint Paul, MN, MN 55101
United States
Phone: 651.399.6593
44° 56' 57.354" N, 93° 5' 0.8088" W
Additional class location information: 
Lowertown St. Paul
Intro into film photography: The Pinhole Camera and China's "toy camera" The Holga
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