Sponsored by DC Peace Team
Sat. Mar. 19th, 1-5:30pm EST (30 min. break)
Location: ONLINE; Zoom link provided in the confirmation window that will pop up after you complete registration. It will also be sent via email about 24 hrs. before the session [After that time, contact email@example.com
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Unarmed Civilian Protection and Accompaniment is a methodology for teams that offer direct protection of civilians and others, reduction of hostility, re-humanization of parties, as well as increasing local peace infrastructures. This workshop will be largely experiential and learning-by-doing. The skills learned can be modified and applied in many facets of life, including political demonstrations, local events, accompaniment of those in danger, neighborhood conflicts, and international conflicts.
1) Sharing experiences of unarmed protection and accompaniment
2) An increased awareness of the coalition building/exploratory assessments, methods and tactics, team protocols, and data analysis of a community safety unit.
3) Acquiring skills by role-playing how CSU's use these strategies and tactics
Payment is on a sliding scale. We ask for $50-$100 to support our work and help us better serve the community. No one will be turned away for lack of payment and we welcome you either way.
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; or checks can be written out to DC Peace Team and mailed to Eli McCarthy, 7305 Baylor Ave. College Park, MD 20740.
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For questions contact Eli McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eli S. McCarthy, Ph.D. (he/his) is a co-founder of the DC Peace Team and has led numerous trainings as well as deployments of unarmed protection. He also teaches at Georgetown University in Justice and Peace Studies. Eli has published a book called “A Just Peace Ethic Primer: Building Sustainable Peace and Breaking Cycles of Violence" (2020) along with numerous journal articles such as "Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: Toward a More Just U.S. Society," and "Will You Really Protect Us Without a Gun?: Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping in the U.S." He has been formed by multiple trips to Haiti working with the poor, working with the homeless in Boston and DC, and monitoring the Palestinian Elections in 2006 with the Nonviolent Peaceforce. He has also led strategic nonviolent resistance campaigns, such as on issues of immigration.
Sal Corbin offers training in Active Bystander Intervention, Restorative Justice, Unarmed Civilian Protection and conflict mediation. He worked for 15 years in academia as a Psychology Professor before transitioning to nonprofit work. He has done Workforce Development training and program management and is a Training Coordinator for the Maryland Harm Reduction Institute. His vision is to help others build and maintain healthy relationships, with conflict transformation as the primary focus. His extensive background in leadership facilitation supports his efforts to keep showing up and sharing.