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Engaging Nonviolence
6-Week Online Course

Now is the Time to Change the World
with Veronica Pelicaric and Rivera Sun


Begins Thursday, October 8, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time


$80 for course of six sessions








Goals of the Course

This online course is a basic introduction to principled and strategic nonviolence using Pace e Bene's Engaging Nonviolence Manual. It is intended to provide an opportunity to build community while studying nonviolence. Participants will connect with up to 50 people who share their interests in discovering the many dimensions of active nonviolence. Using small and large groups, facilitators Veronica Pelicaric and Rivera Sun will guide the participants through explorations into the personal, interpersonal, and social justice aspects of nonviolence.

This Community Course is designed to be accessible, fun, friendly, and fearless. Using an online platform, participants can engage with this exciting field from the comforts of their home. The course will familiarize participants with the overall contents of the Engaging Nonviolence study program which will serve to foster personal growth, healthy relationships and work for world peace.


Weekly Themes

Week 1: Understanding Nonviolence; Unpacking Violence

Week 2: Exploring Nonviolence: Going Deeper

Week 3: Conflict & Community: Using Nonviolence In Our Lives

Week 4: Nonviolence, Emotions, & Inner Awareness

Week 5: Principles of Nonviolence: Gandhi, King, and Beyond!

Week 6: Building a Culture of Nonviolence: Why We Need Nonviolence In Our World



All participants need to purchase the Engaging Nonviolence Manual. It can be bought on Amazon or directly from Pace e Bene. The course will be held on Zoom. Participants must have internet access, and microphone and video on their computer. Each week, participants will be expected to complete weekly readings/viewings and come prepared for group discussions online. Participants are strongly encouraged to invite friends and community members.

Shared knowledge increases the power of active nonviolence in our communities!




Live Online Zoom Video


A computer and video webcam is required for this event.


Program Schedule


Six Thursdays 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Week 1: October 8

Week 2: October 15

Week 3: October 22

Week 4: October 29

Week 5: November 5

Week 6: November 12




Registration for this series is through EventsFrame, payment by PayPal or mailed personal check.

Or call (650) 340-7474 for registration information.