Women’s March Oakland is pleased to offer nonviolence training. This 3-hour session is open to all but required for those who agree to serve as a Peace Ambassador during Women’s March Oakland 2018 on January 20. The training is free, but goodwill contributions will be requested and kindly appreciated.
While we are not engaging in civil disobedience and do not expect arrests, there is always the possibility of counter-protestors or violent agitators. This session teaches the CLARA technique for nonviolent engagement, de-escalation skills, and other practical tools. Participants will be taught to: a) remain clear, calm, and centered in a conflict, b) de-escalate potential conflict situations, and c) be a safe, effective Peace Ambassador. The session includes role-play and practical hands-on activities.
Upon completion of the training, those who wish to serve as Peace Ambassadors will sign up and be provided further instructions of concrete duties.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Mica Stumpf received her BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and has been a nonviolence trainer for 6 years. In the fall of 2013, she spent 6 weeks working with an international peace team in Jeju Island, South Korea. Since January of 2013, she has been working as a Kingian Nonviolence trainer with Positive Peace Warrior Network and East Point Peace Academy. This work has opened the opportunity to teach nonviolence in local jails, tapping into a passion to serve communities most affected by violence. She has also trained in restorative justice and mediation. In 2015 Mica Stumpf became a nonviolence trainer with the Metta Center for Nonviolence. In 2016 she became a certified counselor and currently works as a counselor in a private practice. For more information, see micastumpf.com. She lives in Oakland, CA.