Nonviolent Action & Movement Building
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Nonviolent Action & Movement Building

Using people power and nonviolent resistance to transform the world (or at least your community)
4.3 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
819 students enrolled
Created by Suzan Wilmot
Last updated 3/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Organize a community around a cause or goal.
  • Practice nonviolent action with greater effectivity.
  • Build a movement around common interests and values.
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Requirements
  • An interest in organizing a community, building a movement and practicing nonviolent action.
  • No special knowledge, experiences, or materials are needed before beginning this course.
Description

This course covers the basic principles of building an effective, inclusive, and powerful nonviolent movement. Lectures and resources on community organizing, nonviolent strategy, analyzing power, and other essential components of effective civil resistance offer everyday people anywhere the fundamental knowledge needed to change the world. The class is compiled by Solidarity Uganda, an organization that has worked for four years in repressive contexts, training activists and organizers to achieve the impossible.

Who is the target audience?
  • Our target student is someone who is interested in organizing a community to achieve a goal through nonviolent means.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
3 Lectures 05:27

In this lecture, we introduce you to the basic idea behind the class, including an overview of what you will learn. You will come to know who made the class and why they made it.

This Udemy course is brought to you by Solidarity Uganda, an organization based in East Africa which trains everyday people in the theory and practice of nonviolent strategy and building people power movements to engender change.

Introduction
00:53

In this Powerpoint lecture, we will explore definitions and ideas of violence and nonviolence, exploring some of the misconceptions of these terms.

Understanding violence and nonviolence
00:59

Understanding Power
03:35

Introduction Quiz
4 questions
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Community Organizing
6 Lectures 15:13
Determining a goal with a core team
02:18

Identifying Allies
01:49

Intersectionality
03:20

1-on-1 Meetings
02:27

Developing Working Groups
03:22

Building Principles and Values
01:57

A review of the content in section 2.

Community Organizing Quiz
7 questions
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Communicating the message
3 Lectures 04:57
Framing a Message
02:29

Media Relations
02:10

Social media
00:18

Communicating the Message Quiz
3 questions
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Strategies for nonviolent action
4 Lectures 14:58
Nonviolent Strategy
02:42

Tactic Basics
04:30

Leveraging Risk
01:32

One Inspiring Victory for Nonviolent Resistance from Uganda
06:14

Strategies for Nonviolent Action Quiz
4 questions
About the Instructor
Suzan Wilmot
4.3 Average rating
4 Reviews
819 Students
1 Course
Nonviolence trainer from Uganda

Suzan is a nonviolence trainer, movement building consultant, and activist in Uganda. She has trained hundreds of activists, community organizers, and those who believe in being the change they want to see in the world. She is part of the Team of Directors at Solidarity Uganda, an organization based in East Africa.