Presenter: Jack DuVall / Senior Counselor and Founding Director of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Description: Effective nonviolent movements have to develop sizable participation by people who fervently want their rights, justice or other changes in their lives and country. To summon the protracted commitment that is needed by a movement, organizers and leaders have to offer more than restating familiar grievances or touting new policies. A unifying proposition that resonates with people’s most deeply rooted beliefs about their aspirations, identity and future has to be offered to those who may have to give years of their lives to the cause. This session will explore the content of the language that such a proposition, and the ongoing dialogue that a movement has with the people, should reflect.