Center for Faculty Innovation

Nonviolent Learning about Racism and Climate Change (Roundtable)

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Moody Hall room 101

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This roundtable will provide an opportunity to engage in dialogue with national nonviolent practitioners who, in partnership with a Harrisonburg community agency named Vine and Fig/New Community Project, are developing a nonviolent training program focused on the intersection of racial justice and climate change. Gather tools for applying nonviolent learning and for engaging with difficult questions and conversations in a variety of non-formal and formal educational contexts. Participants might walk away with new ideas of classroom pedagogy, new opportunities for community engaged scholarship, and new insight into national efforts regarding nonviolent direct action.

Featured individuals at this roundtable will represent the following groups:

  • Indigenous Iowa
  • Casa de Paz
  • Taproot Sanctuary
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams
  • The Indian Problem
  • Poor People's Campaign
  • New Community Project
  • Center for Climate Disobedience
  • Possibility Alliance
  • East Point Peace Academy
  • Morning Star
  • International Nonviolent Communication Network

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Explore nonviolent learning strategies regarding racism and climate change, and
  • Explore teaching and scholarly opportunities for community engagement and/or partnerships.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teachinig and scholarship outcomes: 

  • Forming collaborative scholarly projects with students, faculty, & staff at JMU and other institutions, and
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices.


Partner: Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence 

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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