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  • Courses - Vernal Education Project
    Study Group ExCo Course Curriculum Papers Quotations Other Inciting Democracy A Practical Proposal for Creating a Good Society How we can develop and sustain a powerful grassroots social change movement by Randy Schutt Courses Information and syllabi for several courses

    Original URL path: http://www.vernalproject.org/IcD/courses/Courses.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Curriculum for the Vernal Education Project
    pdf Purchase a Copy Questions and Concerns Publicity Courses Curriculum Papers Quotations Other Vernal Education Project Curriculum The curriculum for the Vernal Education Project has not yet been prepared The START Project has developed a study guide and reading list that could serve as a preliminary curriculum for the Vernal Education Project However the START Project is oriented toward new activists whereas the Vernal Education Project is oriented more towards

    Original URL path: http://www.vernalproject.org/curricula/VEPCurriculum.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Media Kit for Inciting Democracy - SpringForward Press
    2 0 MB B W TIFF 4 25 x5 5 300 dpi 260 KB Back Cover Art Color GIF 8 50 x11 0 72 dpi 24 KB Gray GIF 8 50 x11 0 72 dpi 24 KB Color TIFF 4 25 x5 5 300 dpi 2 0 MB B W TIFF 4 25 x5 5 300 dpi 260 KB Inciting Democracy is printed on 60 Thor Recycled White D03 paper 85 total recovered fiber 30 post consumer It was printed by Thomson Shore Inc an employee owned company News release July 01 HTML PDF News release October 01 HTML PDF Review slip with vital statistics HTML PDF Summary HTML PDF 1 page Table of Contents HTML An Excerpt from the Preface HTML A Summary of Each Chapter HTML PDF 2 pages Download a sample chapter CHAPTER 4 PDF Get a review copy of the book Download Chapters PDF Download Articles A Thought Experiment PDF Creating a Good Society PDF Inciting Democracy homepage Vernal Education Project homepage Distributors Baker Taylor Web Vendors SpringForward Press Atlasbooks com 100Fires com BookSense com Amazon com Barnes Noble com Author bio HTML PDF Author photos JPG JPG JPG JPG JPG Speaking Tour by the author

    Original URL path: http://www.vernalproject.org/SpringForwardPress/IcDMediaKit.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Understanding Nonviolent Social Change - Vernal Education Project
    Gordon Faison 1978 revised 1983 HTML PDF 10 pages This classic paper explains the basics of nonviolent action provides historical examples and discusses the theory of why nonviolent action is effective Nonviolent Action A More Ethical and Effective Alternative to War HTML PDF An article from The PeaceWorker Oregon PeaceWorks December 2007 January 2008 describing how effective nonviolent action has been in overthrowing repressive regimes Nonviolent Alternatives to War HTML Introduction to nonviolent alternatives to war and links to six organizations that are developing and practicing these alternatives Perspectives on War War Pacifism Just War Doctrine and More PDF Notes on six perspectives on war political realism religious crusade just war doctrine advocacy of nonviolent action right living pacifists and nonviolent resistance pacifists Just War Doctrine Criteria PDF The criteria typically used to determine whether a war is justified Back to Papers Table of Contents Back to Top Key Papers on Other Websites Nonviolent Action as the Sword That Heals by George Lakey Training for Change HTML 15 pages A detailed response to Ward Churchill s Pacifism as Pathology 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action by Dr Gene Sharp HTML PDF 2 pages First published in The Politics of Nonviolent Action

    Original URL path: http://www.vernalproject.org/papers/Understanding.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Preparation for Nonviolent Action - Vernal Education Project
    for shorter workshops Notes on Nonviolent Action PDF 14 pages These notes outline many of the most important ideas about nonviolent action for change Topics include What is Violence and Nonviolence Some Nonviolent Methods of Social Change Underlying Rationales of Some Types of Nonviolent Change Goals of Fundamental Change Aspects Assumptions Mechanisms Reasons for Nonviolent Struggle Preparing for Nonviolent Struggle Responding to Threats The Role of Anger Nonviolent Struggle Compared with War A Nonviolence Agreement History and a Bibliography Underlying Rationales of Some Types of Nonviolent Social Change PDF 2 pages These two pages from the Notes on Nonviolent Action paper above make a particularly useful handout for some groups Notes on Affinity Groups and Support PDF 2 pages These notes discuss the purpose of affinity groups in nonviolent action and progressive change Affinity Group Support Form PDF 1 page This is a form for collecting information useful to people supporting nonviolent action Notes on Legal Issues and Jail Connected with Nonviolent Action PDF 2 pages These notes outline the details of arrest and being in jail for social change activity particularly in a large group action Legal Process Flowchart Hardcopy only 2 pages This is a step by step

    Original URL path: http://www.vernalproject.org/papers/PrepNVA.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Strategy Planning - Vernal Education Project
    These notes outline many important ideas about planning for nonviolent action to bring about change Topics include Why Strategy is Important Five Levels of Strategic Planning policy operational planning strategy tactics logistics and a Bibliography Effective Nonviolent Action HTML PDF 2 pages This paper outlines ways to make nonviolent action most effective Well Designed Strategic Nonviolent Actions HTML PDF 3 pages This paper lists the components of well designed strategic nonviolent actions actions that effectively challenge the power elite by building a massive movement of people who withdraw their cooperation from and resist the elite and contrast these actions with poorly conceived actions Preparing for a Change Campaign PDF 1 page This paper lists seven steps to prepare for a progressive change campaign Steps in a Nonviolent Campaign PDF 1 page This paper lists six steps in a nonviolent campaign Prepared by the International Fellowship of Reconciliation Bringing about Change PDF 1 page This paper shows two ways to think about addressing supporters opponents and those in between Action Proposals PDF 2 pages This paper describes how to write a proposal for nonviolent action Back to Papers Table of Contents Back to Top Key Papers on Other Websites Mass Action

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  • Other Social Change Topics - Vernal Education Project
    reaching transformation of society seem good A Powerful and Inspiring Campaign A Short History of SCRIP s Efforts to End Stanford University s Support of South African Apartheid in 1977 PDF 2 pages A brief overview of the campaign waged by the Stanford Committee for a Responsible Investment Policy SCRIP Students Organize Against Stanford s Investment Policy by Bob D Grapevine Volume 5 Number 6 Palo Alto CA June 1977 p 1 PDF 2 pages An article in an alternative newspaper that described the campaign waged by the Stanford Committee for a Responsible Investment Policy SCRIP in 1977 Progressive Behavior and Attitudes PDF 1 page This chart lists fourteen progressive behaviors and attitudes and contrasts them with non progressive ones Several Definitions and Dimensions of Social Change PDF 1 page This paper defines several terms that are often confused violence nonviolence unviolence active passive nonviolence social service social change resistance liberation democratization humane ization and more Some General Methods for Maintaining or Changing Society PDF 1 page This chart describes six important aspects of ten methods used to change society Characteristics of Some Typical Social Change Tactics PDF 1 page This chart indicates whether twenty social change tactics have nine

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  • Cooperative Decision-Making - Vernal Education Project
    Tips The Flow of the Process Essentials of Good Process Types of Consensus Decisions What Consensus is Not Why Consensus Developing Attitudes Learning Skills and Problems Solving Special Roles in a Cooperative Meeting Special Techniques Spokescouncils Problems Interrupting Poor Process History and a Bibliography The AD Method of Cooperative Decision Making PDF 2 pages Five steps in the advantages disadvantages method of cooperatively finding evaluating and choosing solutions Getting Unstuck Common Problems in Meetings and Some Solutions PDF 7 pages This chart lists 24 common problems encountered in meetings and provides an example and several possible solutions for each one A Checklist for the Consensus Process PDF 1 page This list summarizes basic tools and tasks needed for a consensus meeting Preparation for Meetings A Checklist by Michael Wooding PDF 2 pages This paper outlines the steps to prepare an agenda and otherwise prepare for a productive cooperative meeting Consensus Is Not Unanimity Making Decisions Cooperatively HTML PDF 2 pages This paper points out common misperceptions about consensus decision making Decision Making Structures PDF 1 page This series of diagrams contrasts consensus with unanimity hierarchy majority rule and no structure Organizational Structures for Cooperative Groups PDF 1 page This chart

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