Kingian Nonviolence Summer Institute In Evanston

Kingian Nonviolence Summer Institute In Evanston

April 26, 2018 Off By Deanna Howlett

Kingian Nonviolence Principle 1: “Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.”

Conflict is inevitable. But how we react toward it can either move us toward an equitable society based on love and justice, or toward one based on mistrust, suppression and fear.

The first annual Summer Kingian Nonviolence Institute in Evanston is a six-week paid program for up to 25 Evanston Township High School students that includes field trips, guest speakers, and culminates in qualifying certification as a trainer. Participants will learn:

  • Types and levels of conflict
  • Six Principles and Six Steps of nonviolent conflict reconciliation
  • How to conduct a nonviolent campaign
  • History of the Civil Rights Movement and Chicago Freedom Movement
  • Building the Beloved Community

Following this intensive – and fun – learning experience and practicum, students, with the support of faculty, will help create a “peace in the schools” program at ETHS during the 2018-2019 school year. Student nonviolent coordinators work to build community in the school. They have the tools to encourage students not to retaliate in moments of conflict, but to think first and work to de-escalate violence by bringing down the intensity of the altercation. This program offers participants a grounding in the philosophy and practice of nonviolence along with basic organizing skills necessary to mount a nonviolent campaign on behalf of a social or economic cause.


To learn more about the 2018 Kingian Nonviolence Summer Institute click here.

To apply for the 2018 Evanston Kingian Nonviolence Institute, complete this form.

Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training