This micro-course explores the history and dynamics of nonviolent movements. It presents the categories of specific methods of nonviolent action and some of the key theories that inform civil resistance strategies and campaigns.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of nonviolent action.
- Elaborate on how and why nonviolent action is such an effective approach in bringing about political, economic, and social change.
- Define nonviolent civil resistance and how is it distinct from other forms of social and political action.
- Identify the principles and theories of power to inform the practice of nonviolent action.
- Connect the theories and principles of nonviolent action to its practical application.
Introduces the importance of nonviolent action through real-world stories and asks the learner to reflect on their prior knowledge.
Defines nonviolent action as well as its basic historical foundations and principles.
Introduces the primary tools and methods of nonviolent action.
Explores how the tools discussed in the previous chapter are applied in real-life nonviolent action campaigns. Learners will then get the opportunity to complete a scenario that allows them to assess a nonviolent action campaign.
Provides a space for self-reflection and tests retention while earning a certificate.
Instructors and Guest Experts
- Daryn Cambridge, Professional Development Portfolio Manager (EPIC), Training Resources Group, Inc.
- Althea Middleton-Detzner, Director, PeaceTech Labs
- Maria J. Stephan, former Director of the program on Nonviolent Action, U.S. Institute of Peace