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The EFNV Summer Conference and Teacher Training - 2008

Third Annual Summer Conference
Teaching Hope: The Nonviolent Classroom

For Teachers, Parents and Community Leaders

The third annual EFNV summer conference was held at Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland, CA, on July 18th (evening) and July 19th (all day), 2008.

What is Nonviolence?
How can it help me have a more peaceful classroom?
How can it improve my teaching and my life?
How can I teach it to my students?

Friday, July 18

  6-6:30pm: Registration, Tabling, Snacks
  6:30-7:30: Michael Nagler-Intro to Nonviolence and viewing
and  discussion of film "The Nonviolent Moment"   
7:30-8:30:  Jill Johnson-Practical Tools for Teaching
    8:30pm: Close evening

Saturday, July 19
 9-10:00am: Registration & Tabling
10-11:00am: Ken Preston of Pace e Bene: Constructive Program in
the  classroom and the world
11-12 noon: Nonviolent Communication workshop
12-1:00pm: lunch
1-2:00pm: Azim Khamisa: The Journey of Forgiveness
2-2:45pm: Lorin Peters—Gandhi: Teaching the Film
2:45-3:00pm: coffee/tea break
3-4:00pm: Jon Linday-Poland: Teaching About World Conflicts
 4-5:00pm: Marilyn Schlitz: Worldview Literacy

For full details on Program, Registration and Fees contact:

Educators for Nonviolence
Deborah Kory, conference coordinator
Attn: the Metta Center, 2330 Durant Avenue, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-548-5550
FAX: 510-548-5558

Conference flyer: [Download PDF 204kB]

How to find Bishop O'Dowd High School: View map


Michael Nagler — founder of the Metta Center and author,
The Search for a Nonviolent Future

Azim Khamisa — The Tariq Khamisa Foundation

“Peaceful Communications in the Classroom”
“Teaching About World Conflicts and Peaceful Options”
“Practical Tools for Teaching Nonviolence”
“Teaching Gandhi the movie”

Workshop presenters: Fellowship of Reconciliation,
Bay Area Nonviolent Communication,
The Institute of Noetic Sciences,
Pace e Bene, and others.


Audio InterviewNow: Listen to Michael Nagler's audio interview in which he describes EFNV and the conference.

EFNV is a sponsored project of The Metta Center and a partner project of the Dalai Lama Foundation - The Metta Center is the fiscal sponsor and handles all of the financial arrangements for this conference. For more information, please contact us by email, or call +1 510-548-5550.

Our mission is to make the teaching and living of nonviolence
part of mainstream education.