By Campaign Nonviolence, April 24, 2021
MARCHING, ORGANIZING AND SPEAKING OUT FOR A NEW CULTURE OF NONVIOLENCE, FOR AN END TO WAR, POVERTY, RACISM, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION.
During Campaign Nonviolence Week, people from all walks of life will take to the streets from Hawaii to Maine to protest ongoing U.S. warfare, extreme poverty, racism, the devastation of the environment, and many other forms of violence, from the unjust detention of immigrants to police brutality to the continuing threat of nuclear weapons.
Through Campaign Nonviolence, historically separate movements are joining forces to tackle these many forms of violence and to build a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Campaign Nonviolence is a grassroots movement to mainstream active nonviolence using the vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. that calls us to become people of nonviolence and to resolve personal and global conflicts nonviolently.
Campaign Nonviolence was launched September 2014 with over 230 nonviolent actions in every state in the nation and by 2020 they had over 4000 actions and events.
Learn more about the Campaign Nonviolence Action Week here: actions.campaignnonviolence.org
GET THE ORGANIZING TOOLKIT
The CNV Nonviolent Action Toolkit (PDF) is updated each year and has all you need to organize a nonviolent action in your community (Download Here). It includes:
- The vision and goals of Campaign Nonviolence’
- A checklist and timeline to September
- How to form your action committee and start planning for September.
- Action ideas
- The Nonviolence Agreement and Nonviolence Covenant to read for action participants
- Sample local press release and steps to assist your media outreach.
MEDIA AND PRESS OUTREACH
- The secret to getting good press coverage is intensive outreach to all of your local news outlets. Here are ten steps to make it happen.
- Get the word out to your local media about your Action! Use this press release and send it to your local press.
- Get ideas on a nonviolent action you can do in September.
- Read the Albert Einstein Institution’s list of 198 methods of nonviolent action
FLYERS AND FORMS
- If you have your action already listed and are ready to submit your full action details, fill out the Full Action Details Form here.
- Guidelines for Action: The Nonviolence Agreement and Covenant of Nonviolence.
- Promote Action Week and your local action with these flyers!
- Use this flyer to hand out and tell everyone why you are taking action.
- Wallet sized version of the CNV Pledge to hand out.
- Use this sign-up sheet at your events to collect names and emails for participants to stay connected to your local work and CNV!
CNV GRAPHICS, BANNERS & IMAGES
- Download images for your various events, website, flyers, banners & social media pages.
- Order Campaign Nonviolence Banners for your action.
SHARE YOUR ACTION NEWS & PHOTOS
- During and after your events, send us images, stories and reports about what happened so we can share your event with the world! Form available during Action Week on the Tools and Resources section.