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Nonviolence in Theory and in Action – Saturday, April 15, 2006
A Michigan Friends Center workshop Sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Ann Arbor Meeting

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Presenters: Dr. William Thomson and Charlotte Whitney
Cost: $10-25 as able ; Bring a sack lunch. Beverages and snacks provided.
Coordinator: Carolyn Diem

This workshop will examine both the theory of nonviolence and the practical application of nonviolent methods in daily life, in both local and global contexts. The basis of nonviolence will be explored through the teachings of Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gene Sharp, and others. We will look at historical situations in which nonviolence has worked to change politics and social culture. The workshop will have a hands-on focus, using several exercises, small group discussions, and role plays from interpersonal to global scales.

Dr William Thomson is a clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He has done extensive volunteer work in the Middle East, particularly in Israel-Palestine and Iraq.

Charlotte Whitney is an associate director of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. She is a nonviolence trainer with the Michigan Peace Team and has conducted training sessions in Israel.

Contact the program coordinator to register or for further information.
Carolyn Diem: (734) 761-9908; carolyndiem@gmail.com