June 4, 2016    
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Our Savior Lutheran Church
6901 N. Saginaw St., Flint, Michigan, 48505

Event Type

  • Review Dr. King’s principles and the spiritual basis of nonviolence.
  • Experience the power within you to creatively deal with situations of conflict.
  • Learn and practice good communication skills.
  • Learn skills to de-escalate violence.
  • Experience role plays of Peace Teams doing violence intervention in Flint.

Participants will explore nonviolence in the “big picture”; what it means, how it is used, and how good-hearted, well-intentioned individuals can disagree yet still work together. They will learn and gain practice in specific skills & tools that are useful both in conflict intervention situations and in daily life (such as Active Listening, I-messages, and the CLARA technique).  They will be introduced to tools for group work (Affinity teams and consensus decision making) and to the concept of “peace teams” or third-party nonviolent intervention (TPNI) and its scope of possibilities.

This special Training will have an emphasis on using skills in neighborhood situations to decrease violence and increase community safety & cohesion.