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The Gandhian Iceberg: A One-Day Workshop with Chris Moore-Backman

July 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to

The Gandhian Iceberg

Embodying Integral Nonviolence on Our Path to a Livable Future

A One-Day Workshop with Chris Moore-Backman

Sunday, July 8th, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm

Held at the East Side Freedom Library and hosted by citizens concerned about social justice and climate change, this workshop is for those who have the climate crisis at the forefront of their consciousness. It is for serious nonviolence practitioners who are not satisfied with holding a sign on the corner and shouting slogans – because of the impotence of such responses – and who are not willing to mask up and join antifa – because of their deep commitment to love.

This workshop explores Gandhi’s theory and practice of nonviolence, highlighting its holistic balance of self-transformation, constructive program (the work of social uplift and renewal), and direct, bold resistance to empire. Through small group work, personal reflection and inquiry, mini-lectures, video segments, and readings, participants will wrestle with the radical nature of Gandhi’s social change vision, and consider what it has to teach us about the living of our lives, and the building up of principled-strategic movements in the present day United States.

Chris Moore-Backman is author of The Gandhian Iceberg: A Nonviolence Manifesto for the Age of the Great Turning. (Recommended reading before the workshop but not required.) He has worked with a variety of human rights, peace, and social justice organizations, including the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Christian Peacemaker Teams, and the Alternatives to Violence Project. He has served on international peace teams in Colombia and Palestine, and is the producer of Bringing Down the New Jim Crow, a radio documentary series.

Cost: We invite you to make a gift. (Suggested $100, no one registered turned away.) Any gifts above our costs will be donated to MN 350, a local climate justice group. Thank you for giving what feels good for you.

Meals: To keep costs down, bring your own lunch. Coffee and snacks provides in the morning and afternoon.

For registration and questions, please contact iceberg.workshop.mn@gmail.com​.



July 8, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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East Side Freedom Library


East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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