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Event: Nonviolent Strategies That Work Globally; Addressing Violence Locally

Nonviolent Strategies That Work Globally; Addressing Violence Locally

Hosted by Skyline Community Church
12540 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland CA 94602
Wednesday, May 30th
7 PM – 9 PM

Jointly sponsored by Oakland Community Organizations and Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice.

Dr. Erica Chenoweth will discuss her recent research on the dynamics of civil resistance. Based on her global data set of armed and unarmed resistance campaigns from 1900 to 2006, Dr. Chenoweth will explore the reasons resistance campaigns succeed and fail.

Leaders from Oakland Community Organizing and Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice will also reflect on violence and nonviolence in Oakland and discuss how we can create an Oakland of peace and justice.

Opportunities for audience Q&A to discuss tactics, current challenges, and possibilities in our community.

Erica Chenoweth, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. Her most recent book is Why Civil Resistance Works: The Logic of Nonviolent Resistance, with Maria J. Stephan. She is the author of dozens of scholarly and popular articles, and hosts the blog Rational Insurgent.

Also joining us are:

  1. Sandhya Jha, Director of Oakland Peace Center, Pastor of First Christian Church of Oakland, Board Chair, Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice (a project of EBASE—East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy)
  2. Amy Fitzgerald, Associate Director for Oakland Community Organizations, the local chapter of PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing)
  3. Rev. Laurie Manning, Senior Pastor, Skyline Community Church, MBA, MEd, MDiv. Member of OCO and EBASE.


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