Be the Change: Designing Transformative Justpeace through the Power of Nonviolence (ANV)

Be the Change: Designing Transformative Justpeace through the Power of Nonviolence (ANV)

Jonathan Rudy (USA) and Krizanti Cruzado (Philippines)

This course takes the participants through imagining the world where everyone has justice and peace. Participants will explore their own role in the change process and then look at theories that use nonviolent strategies to achieve that world. Using frameworks and case studies, participants will be provided with a venue to identify creative and transformative change processes that they could use, and/or integrate into existing peacebuilding and conflict transformation programs in their own community. Role plays and simulations will give participants reflective space to imagine and practice nonviolent responses to potentially harmful situations. The course will be participatory, using such methods as discussion, role plays, case studies, small group work that allows participants to use their existing skills, reading, and multi-media sources including videos.