We are offering two training sessions on Sunday the 15th at the First United Methodist Church in Austin.
If you are interested in volunteering on the day of the march this event is for you! We need volunteers (looking for around 200 people) to help the day run smoothly by doing everything from passing out water, to helping those with disabilities, to clean up. This training will also include a non-violence action training to teach skills to conduct a peaceful protest.
We need folks that are willing/able to help set up the rally area, guide the march around the route, clean up the capitol grounds, and more.
This event is open to ALL marchers that want to learn skills to conduct a peaceful protest. Our lessons will come from the teaching of Martin Luther King Jr’s 6 principles of non-violent action. Our lessons will come from the teaching of Martin Luther King Jr’s 6 principles of non-violent action. The first of which states…
“Nonviolence is the way of the strong.”
Nonviolence is not for the cowardly, the weak, the passive, the apathetic or the fearful. “Nonviolent resistance does resist” he wrote. “It is not a method of stagnant passivity. While the nonviolent resister is passive in the sense that he is not physically aggressive toward his opponent, his mind and emotions are always active, constantly seeking to persuade his opponent that he is wrong. The method is passive physically, but strongly active spiritually. It is not passive non-resistance to evil; it is active nonviolent resistance to evil.”