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James Lawson Institute 2019: Learning from Historical Cases


  • Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center 710 SW Jackson St. Portland, OR 97201 (map)
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This event is organized by the James Lawson Institute, not Pace e Bene.

As a small nonprofit teaching institute, the Lawson Institute sponsors periodic learning opportunities for individuals who are already involved in contemporary nonviolent struggles in the United States or have purpose and reason to learn its theories and methods.

The forthcoming institute convenes in Portland, Oregon, April 24 – April 28, 2019.

The Lawson Institute periodically assembles scholar practitioners, leaders, organizers, and activists who are committed to pursuing their goals through nonviolent action to study and practice together. With Dr. Lawson’s close involvement, JLI is a unique setting where one can learn the history, theories, and practice of nonviolent action, including the basics of strategy, tactics, and method. It is not, however, an educational environment for debating violence and nonviolence. JLI convenings focus on knowledge and effective application of nonviolent civil resistance.

The public is invited to a talk by the Reverend Dr. Lawson at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201. This talk and the panel following it are in partnership between the James Lawson Institute and Students United for Nonviolence (SUN).

For more information about the institute and to register, visit their site here.

Earlier Event: April 13
NDE Sacred Peace Walk: 2019
Later Event: April 28
Pilgrimage for Peace 2019