Nonviolent Action Workshop

Listen to Sarah's invitation!

Reedley Peace Center participated in a Nonviolent Action Workshop on Friday evening, November 3 (at Reedley Peace Center) and Saturday, November 4 (at North Hall on the campus of Fresno Pacific University). 

The lead trainer for this workshop is Sarah Thompson.  Sarah is from the Great Lakes watershed, currently living in Chicago. She is a 2006 graduate of Spelman College and received her MDiv in 2011 from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Over the last five years she has trained people of faith and moral courage in nonviolent direct action preparation.  Most recently she was the Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams.  She is now transitioning to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

This training is co-sponsored by Reedley Peace Center, Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies at Fresno Pacific University, and Central Valley Partnerships.

The workshop will begin Friday evening at 6:30 (potluck meal) with program to follow (at 7 PM) at the Reedley Peace Center in the Fellowship Hall of First Mennonite Church, 1208 L Street, Reedley. (There is no fee for the evening event.)

Saturday's training will be from 9 AM until 5 PM. It will be held at North Hall (formerly called BC Lounge) on the Fresno Pacific University campus on the south-east corner of Butler and Chestnut Avenues. (See map below.)

The fee for the training is $20 for adults and $5 for students.  A noon meal will be provided at the Saturday event.

Preregistration is encouraged.  You may obtain registration forms at this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Map showing the location of the Saturday workshop at North Hall, (Formally named BC Lounge) on Fresno Pacific University Campus at the corner of Butler and Chestnut Avenues in Fresno:


Map showing directions to Reedley Peace Center from Highway 99 via Manning Avenue, and from Highway 180 via Reed Avenue.  The address of this venue is 1208 L Street, Reedley