The Power of Nonviolent Direct Action: Using Civil Resistance to fight Oppression
September 23rd, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
In this workshop, participants will explore the history of nonviolent direct action (NVDA) through civil resistance and civil disobedience. Participants will learn the different steps needed to engage in NVDA through your campaigns and grassroots organizing. We will work through the different types of NVDA seen throughout history and in the current uprising along with the successes and challenges. Participants will have time to think through their own NVDA plans and how to be more strategic with their demands through a NVDA lens.
Dominique Thomas is an activist, organizer, researcher and black feminist based in Harlem, NY. In her current position, she serves as the NY and Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer for 350.org, an international climate movement organization. Prior to 350, she was an organizer with Black Youth Project (BYP100) NY, where she organized around housing injustice. In her current position, she is responsible for building a multiracial base of organizers and activists affected by climate change. Her interests include strategizing from the intersections of climate change, structural systems of oppression, such environmental racism and in particular in relation to Black communities.