Friday, May 8, 2015

NonViolence and How To Use It To Your Advantage

 Do you want to learn how to Stick It to The Man peacefully, nonviolently, and hopefully righteously?  What do you care about?  Women's rights? Equal rights? The environment? Taxes?  Laws? Big corporations seen as people? Food, from how it's grown to how it's manipulated by man?  Education improvements? Fracking?  The size of the government?  The welfare of our poor? Immigration statuses? Bringing down the baker, the banker and the candlestick maker?

There are 198 different ways to protest non-violently, so if you think non-violence isn't for you, I'm sure you can find something on the list to float your boat.  There are 24 different types of strikes.  There are citizens' noncooperation with government through boycotts of elections (seems like the young already do this), and refusal to accept appointed officials (what would that look like?), among others.  Refusal of a government's money. Lockout.  Domestic embargo (that's a government action).  To really get these to work though, you need to know what you are doing and how to best utilize these tools. 

Which is why I am letting you know that Rivera Sun, author of The Dandelion Insurrection, is coming to Grant and Fremont to teach you how to use these nonviolent actions to further your social change cause. AKA, teach you how to get what you want through non-violence.  The logistics and information is listed below.

If you want me to reserve a place (it's not too late!) let me know and I'll make it happen.  I have tickets!  All of these discussions do not focus on one issue, but teaches you to promote your issue, whatever it is.  There are also a few scholarships available.  If you want to go to the bookreading and dinner, all I can say is Hit The Road Joe's serves amazing locally sourced, house made food!  It is by far the best place to eat in the area.

Rivera Sun - Seeds of Change
Newaygo County, Michigan
Love-in-Action – May 21-23

Rivera Sun, author, co-host of Occupy Radio, and co-founder of Love-In-Action Network, will bring a focused approach to the dynamics and strategy of non-violent action, timely to people everywhere.

Thursday May 21: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Hit the Road Joe Café at 7291 Elm Ave.

Rivera will read from her book, The Dandelion Insurrection.  Dinner at 6:00.  Rivera at 6:45.  Reserve by 5/5/15 – Dinner: $10 Reading only, 6:45, free.  Call 231-652-6020

Friday, May 22: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm  Social Media for Social Change Workshop.  Grant District Library Community Room, 122 S. Elder, Grant.

Learn how to use social media to bring your message to the people.  $10.00.  Reserve by 5/15.  Call 231-335-3127 or

Saturday May23, 10:30am – 2:30pm.  Seeds of Change Workshop, Fremont District Library Community Room, 104 E Main.

Learn skills for planning powerful campaigns that use nonviolence effectively.  Includes lunch.  $30.00.  Reserve by 5/5/15Call 231-335-3127 or

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