Gabe Dayley is Program Assistant for Global Field Initiatives at ICNC. He supports the ICNC Small Grants program, which provides competitive funds for activists around the world to develop grassroots educational projects that train civilians in the knowledge and skills of civil resistance. He also contributes to the development of ICNC’s online course offerings, the promotion of newly published translations on civil resistance for ICNC’s global audience, and ICNC’s Minds of the Movement blog. His main areas of interest include environmental justice, women’s empowerment, anti-oppression work, the intersection of civil resistance and peacebuilding, and the role that mindfulness practices can play in social transformation.
In addition to his work at ICNC, Gabe serves as the executive director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC, a nonprofit offering training in mindfulness, awareness, and emotional intelligence education in support of responsible and compassionate global citizenship. He founded and edits The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics., an online journal that publishes essays and academic articles examining the relationship between contemplative practice, politics, and activism. Gabe holds a master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a bachelor’s in International Relations from Pomona College.