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Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Workshop
"the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting, picketing, and nonpayment of taxes."
H D Thoreau
The Upstate Peace Network along with
Greenville Black Lives Matter
The Piedmont Humanist
PH Family Friendly Events
From The Ground Up
Upstate Coalition for Equality
Are happy to announce
A nonviolent Civil disobedience workshop.
Todd May presents a follow up to his Nonviolent Resistance workshop. If you were in attendance for his first workshop then you know you don't want to miss this.
This is a general workshop to discuss Nonviolent Civil disobedience.
It's character, it's role in social movements historically and in today's struggle for social justice, Peace and equality. We will discuss this type of actions pros and cons in a given situation.
The first part of this workshop will offer an understanding of what nonviolent Civil Disobedience is, historical examples of its application.
The second hour will involve discussion of movements that are currently taking place in Greenville and asking how Nonviolent civil disobedience in action might complement the current movements. If time allows we will plan a hypothetical Nonviolent civil disobedient direct action against a local target.
Todd May is Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of Humanities at Clemson and has authored 14 books of Philosophy.
He has organized, participated in and written of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience. Including work against apartheid , human and civil rights abuses in Palestine, nuclear weapons , occupy movement and much more.