“Understanding and Developing Non-Violent Social Movements”

How can we change our world?

Join an innovative and new weekend summer school
at Leeds Metropolitan University

“Understanding and Developing Non-Violent Social Movements”

16-18th July 2010

Nonviolent Social Movements are a dynamic and important way in which we can organise to halt injustice, change our society and build the energy for a
better world, whether that it concerns environment, peace, human rights, or solidarity actions.

Over this weekend you will be encouraged to bring your own experiences and leave with an action plan on how to develop a nonviolent social movement.

The course will specifically consider:

Why social movements emerge and examples of them in action,

Why nonviolence is important and how it works, and

How you build a nonviolent social movement.

Based on the work of Bill Moyer who set out the development stages of a social movement, you will learn what type of activists there are and which are needed at each stage, and how you can overcome negative problems of burnout, believing it’s failed or co-option by mainstream structures.

With guest speakers:

Colin Archer, Secretary General of International Peace Bureau

Howard Clark, Chair of War Resisters’ International and author of “People Power”

Course will be presented by Professor Dave Webb and Rachel Julian.

This course is for those working or intending to work in social movements, researching into social movements and/or wanting to address a social inequality. Everyone welcome.

Bookings:

Cost for the weekend course is £50 (£30 students and unwaged) not including lunch.

Free for students of Leeds Metropolitan University.

The course will start at 5pm Friday, is from 9am-7pm on Saturday, and ends 1pm Sunday.

To book please contact:

<mailto:Rachel@peacehouse.org.uk> Rachel@peacehouse.org.uk or

<mailto:d.webb@leedsmet.ac.uk> d.webb@leedsmet.ac.uk or

Tel: 07703 120806

This weekend conference is part of celebrations marking 100 years since the
International Peace Bureau was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize
<http://www.ipb.org/> www.ipb.org

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