Shifting into Peace Gear

September 26, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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First Congregational Church
700 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR, 97301
United States

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“Shifting into Peace Gear” is a one-day, highly participatory training workshop to help participants shift from domination to cooperation. The training is limited to 20 participants. There is no charge, but pre-registration is required.*

First Congregational Church, 700 Marion St. NE, Salem. 9 am-4 pm. Bring your own sack lunch.

“Shifting into Peace Gear” is one of 1000 Nonviolence Trainings that will take place nationwide during the next year.

The domination paradigm controls much of our culture – domination of one group by another, poor by rich, nature by technology, government by wealth, women by men, labor by management, etc. Virtually every progressive social change struggle centers on ending some form of domination and replacing it with a more cooperative paradigm. Shifting our culture away from domination and toward cooperation is central to achievement of just about every social change goal and thus provides a strategic umbrella under which various movements: human rights, environmentalism, peace, labor, good government and all their sub-movements can come together as allies.

Whether we see ourselves as dominators or victims of domination, or both, we are all affected by the domination paradigm. Freeing ourselves, and our movements, from ways of thinking and behaving that involve domination is not easy, nor does it “come naturally” to most of us.

This training is designed to help participants develop insight into the hold domination has taken on us and to help us break that hold, both as individuals and as members of groups.

Long-time nonviolence trainer Peter Bergel has developed this training in cooperation withCampaign Nonviolence. This is the second presentation of this training, which is still being fine-tuned with input from trainees. Take advantage of this opportunity to be among the first to take this new training without charge and to help make it even more effective.

* Email Peter Bergel at to pre-register or to inquire further. To pre-register, include your full name, email address, phone number and complete street address.