Saturday, June 15, 2013

Notes from Nonviolence: Let's Celebrate!

The final day of the 12th International Nonviolence Summer Institute can be summed up in two words:  Reflection & Celebration!

In the morning, we completed assessments and took care of lots of closing details (giving information for co-trainer database, finalizing departure plans, going over the process of the certification ceremony).  It was a good, easy morning after two full intense weeks of training.

The big excitement was the afternoon!  We were joined by University of Rhode Island dignitaries as we closed out our experience and those of us being certified were recognized.

Check out this list of leaders from around the world ready to teach and lead with the principles of Kingian Nonviolence!
It could have easily been a dry afternoon of certificates and handshakes.  Instead, it was a celebration of learning and community.  As befits nonviolence work, there were wise words in calls to action, celebration of successes, and music to fill us with energy and hope as we scatter back around the globe.

Kojo Frempang shares about his learning through a poem:

As the photo shows, it's official - Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation is coming back to UC!  Keep your eyes out here for the launch of these trainings in fall!
I receive my Level I certification from center director Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquite

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