As someone who works primarily with university students, it was particularly moving to see how the movement involved a deeply rooted collaboration between university students and the Nashville community.
Throughout the discussion following the film, Rev. Vivian emphasized two key points to successful nonviolent movements:
- Successful nonviolent movements utilize nonviolent strategy. A movement without strategy is unlikely to succeed at its goals. Strategy also gives key motivation for the persistence and discipline needed for success.
- Successful nonviolent movements are intentional about relationships. They must be built on mutual respect, connecting over shared vision, and practice the nonviolent principles behind the movement itself.
|Rev. Vivian shared his insights with participants for 90 minutes.|