Portland, OR Nonviolence Skills Training

Peace is Power
Peace is Power

Chalk drawing that welcomed us to Portland State University

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Trainers Preparing for the Day
Trainers Preparing for the Day

(From L to R) Peter Dougherty, Alison Zacharias, Mary Hanna, Sheri Wander, Kim Redigan, and Ansel Courant compare notes. Not pictured is our our photographer, Craig Wing.

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Centering
Centering

Eighty-six people from the greater Portland area, many of them students at PSU, participated in the day-long skills training. Here, Ansel begins the day (as all MPT activities do) with a centering.

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Continuum
Continuum

One of our first activities involved all the participants at once: people physically move along an imaginary continuum to demonstrate whether they feel a scenario given is violent or nonviolent.

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Mini Role-Plays
Mini Role-Plays

Learning what to watch for in body language....and what YOUR body is saying (intentionally or not).

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Small Group Discussions
Small Group Discussions

Sharing thoughts, ideas, stories, and strategies.

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Demonstrating Skills
Demonstrating Skills

Alison and Peter are demonstrating how to effectively use "I-messages", part of the communication emphasis in our trainings. The day ends with everyone participating in role plays, practicing the skills they've learned.

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Students United for Nonviolence
Students United for Nonviolence

The logo of our hosts for the day. For more information, click on the link below.

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