We’re hosting another Kingan Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation training in March as part of our 2024 Until Justice Just Is Campaign presented by Visions Federal Credit Union.

Learn the basic concepts, strategies, and tools of conflict reconciliation with Dr. Tracy Hudson. The seminar includes reading Dr. King’s writing, viewing and discussing documentary film footage from the Civil Rights Movement, and participating in interactive exercises and role-playing. The curriculum is enhanced through the addition of historical and contemporary music. The teaching can be applied to a broad spectrum of individual, group, institutional, and systemic conflicts.

Registration is now open with limited space available; don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

Dr. Hudson, Assistant Professor and Diversity Faculty Fellow in the Physical Education Department at SUNY Cortland, is a certified Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation instructor trained at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation.

When: March 8 – 10, Friday to Sunday

Friday, March 8, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: YWCA Cortland Osborn Room, 14 Clayton Ave., Cortland, NY

Cost: $199

Register today!

• 4 Pillars of Kingian Nonviolence
• Social Dynamics of Nonviolence
• 6 Principles (the will) how to view and transform conflict
• 6 Steps (the skill) how to engage with conflict and organize a campaign
• Definitions of violence and nonviolence
• Types and levels of conflict and how they escalate and de-escalate
• Dialectical Thinking
• Historical context of the Civil Rights Movement

“Myself and seven other members of the Cortland County Health Department staff attended the first session of the YWCA’s February Kingian Nonviolence training on February 7. Dr. Hudson is a skilled, nonjudgmental, and interactive facilitator that kept the group engaged for the full three hours. This is an amazing opportunity to reflect on how I interact with others both personally and professionally, and to gain new skills to help address injustices in our community and ideally contribute to a culture in which community members can attain their full potential. I can’t wait for us to finish the program and bring what we learn, and this framework, back to our department to help create a systemic culture of nonviolence, a passion to address injustices, and to fully embody the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Margaret Broderick, MPH, Cortland County Health Department’s Epidemiology Manager

“The Kingian Nonviolence training is inspirational and powerful. Not only helping participants to understand MLK’s work and the importance of his love but also helps us look at our own lives in different ways. The training also exposes everyone to very different opinions and experiences.” Alice Anderson, YWCA Cortland Board Member

“This training is enlightening me to know who I am and how I fit into helping to make change in the environment I live and in the world as a whole.” Julie Ryan, YWCA Cortland Finance Director

The Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation (CORE) training, originally designed as a 16-hour two-day format, has been adapted into a more accessible version consisting of 14 hours over two and a half days. This condensed training has omitted certain elements, such as selected songs and activities, to accommodate the shorter time frame. However, the CORE content and principles of Kingian Nonviolence remain intact, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of this philosophy and its practical applications. Through interactive discussions, engaging exercises, and thoughtful exploration, participants will still receive a robust training experience that equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to embrace nonviolence as a way of life.

2024 Until Justice Just Is Campaign Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Beck Equipment

Special thanks to YWCA Cortland’s 2024 Persimmon Partners: