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  • Vernal Education Project
    social change movements in the United States The project is described in the book Inciting Democracy Inciting Democracy A Practical Proposal for Creating a Good Society by Randy Schutt Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things first an ideal which takes the imagination by storm and second a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice Arnold Joseph Toynbee historian 1889

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  • About the Vernal Education Project
    comprehensive education and support network that can bolster and sustain grassroots progressive social change movements in the United States The project is described in the book Inciting Democracy A Practical Proposal for Creating a Good Society by Randy Schutt The project seeks to create a network of 50 educational centers around the United States each of which would facilitate a 1 year program on social change for 120 students every

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  • Inciting Democracy: A Practical Proposal for Creating a Good Society
    vision of what a good society might look like and explores how we can overcome five key obstacles to creating such a society It offers a practical way to develop a large decentralized education and support program the Vernal Education Project that would bolster grassroots movements so that people of goodwill can democratically and nonviolently transform society Published by SpringForward Press 320 pages paperback 8 1 2 x 11 270 quotations 233 annotated references a bibliography of 110 other cited works and a comprehensive index from the back cover This visionary and inspiring book will convince you it is possible to create a good society and it will show you a way to bring it into existence Sensible pragmatic and hopeful Inciting Democracy is essential reading for activists who work for positive change scholars who study social movements and anyone who yearns for a fair and compassionate society Summary Excerpt from the Preface Summary of Each Chapter Reviews and Testimonials Read completely free no advertising Download Chapters Questions and Concerns Quotations for Social Change Order a Copy a veritable Leatherman for doing the big job that needs doing Bill McKibben An exciting page turning book describing a new attainable Eden

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  • Papers on Nonviolent Social Change - Vernal Education Project
    Papers marked HTML can be viewed directly in your web browser just click on the link Papers marked PDF can be read with the free Adobe Reader and with most modern web browsers Papers marked Hardcopy only can be obtained by writing to Randy Schutt Papers Table of Contents Understanding Nonviolent Action Preparation for Nonviolent Action Nonviolent Action Strategy Planning Other Social Change Cooperative Decision Making and Meeting Process Interpersonal Behavior Background In 1980 I began facilitating workshops to prepare people for nonviolent direct action I found it useful to prepare sample agendas which I could then easily modify to suit the occasion I also developed notes and handouts that included everything I had learned about these subjects I freely distribute these papers and encourage other people to use them to facilitate workshops for progressive activists Please spread the word Note that I update these papers occasionally and appreciate your comments and criticism Randy Randy Schutt has worked with Citizens for Alternatives to Nuclear Energy an Abalone Alliance member group and an affiliate of Livermore Action Group the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center the Center for Economic Conversion the Pacific Studies Center Agape Foundation Ruckus Society the Cleveland Nonviolence Network

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  • Quotations for Social Change — from Inciting Democracy
    witty one s self is to be able to quote another s wit Christian Nestell Bovee Back to Top Quotations Table of Contents Part A Quotes 1 169 Visions of a Good Society Striving Toward Dreams Possibilities Aspects of a Good Society The Golden Rule Freedom Liberty Equality Fraternity Compassion Real Patriotism Promoting the Public Good Democracy General Democracy Majority Rule Compromise Aspects of a Bad Society Poverty Inequality Overwork Violence Oppression Obstacles to Progressive Change Adverse Power Structure Elections The Power Structure The Power Elite Wealth Disparity Capitalism Economic Responsibility Militarism Repression Destructive Cultural Conditioning Dysfunctional Emotional Conditioning Widespread Ignorance Misdirected Change Efforts Moving Forward Direction Goals Steps Forward Strategy for Change Planning for Change Fundamental Change Power Witholding Consent Nonviolent Action Cultural Change Effort Persistence and Endurance Pace of Change Miscellaneous Change Part B Quotes 170 303 Nurturing Kind Hearts Education Truth Education for Democracy The Value of Education Progressive Educational Methods Schools Versus Prison Understanding and Learning from Others Understanding Others Diversity of Opinion Learning from Others Questioning Personal Aspects of Change Work A Life of Purpose Inaction Courage to Work for Change Personal Preparation Initiative Enthusiasm Emotions Fun Wisdom Progressive Leadership Solidarity Unity Working for Positive

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  • Other - Vernal Education Project
    to get there and then acting to bring it about Antioch University New England Environmental Advocacy and Organizing Program EAOP Offers activist training for people seeking to work as public interest advocates and grassroots organizers Training for Change TFC Helps people working for social change to develop skills that they can use in their daily work using the direct education approach an approach that draws on the expertise and wisdom of the participants Ruckus Society Provides environmental human rights and social justice organizers with the tools training and support needed to achieve their goals Highlander Research and Education Center Gathers workers grassroots leaders community organizers educators and researchers to inform each other and address the most pressing social environmental and economic problems facing the people of the South Midwest Academy Advances movements for social change by teaching a strategic rigorous results oriented approach to social action and organization building Industrial Areas Foundation IAF Builds organizations whose primary purpose is power the ability to act and whose chief product is social change to make life liberty and the pursuit of happiness everyday realities for more and more Americans Wellstone Action Continues Senator Paul Wellstone s fight for progressive change and economic

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  • People Involved with the Vernal Education Project
    the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center in Palo Alto California served on the board of trustees of Agape Foundation in San Francisco and facilitated workshops for the Ruckus Society in Oakland California Most recently he has worked with the Cleveland Nonviolence Network and Cleveland Peace Action Most recently with Pamela Haines he edited the materials for START a free 24 week progressive study course Since 1980 he has facilitated over eighty workshops on cooperative decision making nonviolent direct action nonviolent national defense and personal transformation He has also assisted in teaching two classes at Stanford one on cooperative decision making and another on housing cooperatives In 2009 he taught Nonviolence Theory and Practice at Kent State University Randy holds B S and M S degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University He earned a living for several years by working part time as a solar research engineer Then he worked part time for sixteen years at Stanford as a computer troubleshooter Randy grew up in Tyler Texas He lived for seventeen years in various cooperative households mostly in the Palo Alto CA area He now lives in Cleveland Ohio with his wife Sue Papers Papers on nonviolent action cooperative decision

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  • Contact the Vernal Education Project
    Contact Vernal Education Project Cleveland Ohio You can contact us by writing to hello AT vernalprojectREMOVETHIS org Note the address is displayed here using a script to prevent its capture by spammers This page last updated on August 12 2014

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