PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual

Intro to Kingian Nonviolence

Building the Beloved Community: the philosophy of Kingian Nonviolence can be applied to confront injustice and build towards our ideal. Take this workshop to experience a viable, practical, and historically effective map for how to create lasting social change through nonviolent direct action, and how to dig deep below conflicts to find true reconciliation. In this interactive workshop, you will have a chance to try on this philosophy to see how it fits for you at this moment in our movements.

Trainers: Matt Guynn, Director of Organizing, On Earth Peace, and Pam Smith, Executive Director, Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence

Training Length and Type:

90 minutes — Connect as an individual

Workshop Offered:
Friday, May 25

2:00-3:30pm EST — 11:00am-12:30pm PST

This training is ideal for:

People who are interested or active in social change, nonviolence or nonviolent direct action, especially those actively working for change. Both new and established groups, and individuals.

Training Outcomes

You’ll come away with:

  • The 4 pillars of Kingian Nonviolence
  • Initial introduction to the 6 principles – the “Will” of Kingian Nonviolence
  • Strategies for incorporating these principles into your ongoing work where you live

What do you do to prepare?

Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to speak and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, and headphones.


CostPeoplesHub is committed to making trainings accessible, regardless of ability to pay. Our Workshop Trainers are some of the most experienced trainers and organizers who, like you, are working hard for change in their communities. In order to offer trainers fair compensation, the real cost of a PH workshop is $40/person. Please pay what you can afford. Our goal is to ensure our trainings are accessible and to allow folks to “pay it forward.” Thanks for your support! We look forward to learning with you.

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Trainers: Matt Guynn and Pam Smith

Since 2001, Matt has worked with the church-based nonprofit On Earth Peace, which offers leadership development for faith-rooted efforts to stop violence and build reconciliation. He is actively involved with Training for Change and previously worked as co-coordinator of training for Christian Peacemaker Teams, preparing people to carry out nonviolent direct action and unarmed accompaniment in conflict zones. Matt consulted with both Greenpeace USA and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), providing skill-building resources on topics including facilitation and nonviolent direct action.


Pam Smith is Executive Director and Senior Trainer at the Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence. She is a public historian and long-time Chicago consultant for nonprofit organizations. Her team conducted the feasibility study that set the stage for the Chicago Freedom School. Pam has worked with many youth groups in the city and served as a senior press aide to Jesse Jackson in his 1988 presidential bid and to Barack Obama in his primary campaign for US Senate. Pam teaches U.S. history at National Louis University and is coeditor of The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North.