The first are general educational events, such as the annual ICNC Summer Institute (formerly known as the Fletcher Summer Institute) and the James Lawson Institute (in 2013-2014). In these events, there is an open call for activists and organizers to apply. Activists and organizers also sometimes participate in our academic seminars, webinars, and online courses.
The second are specific workshops and seminars that are requested and initiated from activists and organizers who are committed to learning more about civil resistance and applying it for purposes that advance human rights, freedom and justice. In order to request one of these workshops, a group or individual must be familiar with ICNC’s work and preferably have already gone through an ICNC program, such as the ICNC Summer Institute or an academic seminar.
In keeping with our operating guidelines, we provide general knowledge, information and case studies related to civil resistance at our workshops and seminars. We do not provide political or strategic advice to those contemplating or engaging in civil resistance, and we do not assist activists in conducting any actions.