Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center (NEIPJC) located at 119 Winnebago Street in Decorah, is offering nonviolence training intensive in four separate two-hour sessions July 18, 19, 24 and 31, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. with refreshments afterwards.

To cover the cost of providing the supplementary reading materials, the registration fee is $40, and must be paid at the time of registration at the NEIPJC.

This program is an intensive, experiential workshop giving participants a comprehensive introduction to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy and strategy of nonviolence.

Facilitator Ufra Mir, a Luther College graduate, is certified as a Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Level-1 trainer by the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She emphasizes in nonviolent principles and strategic steps for creating nonviolent social change as developed from the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Training content includes concepts of nonviolence; types and levels of conflict, Martin Luther King's eclectic philosophy, King's 6 principles of nonviolence and 6 steps of nonviolence, Dynamic models of social change, role play and group simulation exercises to apply the skills.

You can register by calling the NEIPJC at 563-382-5337 or email:

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