Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

On Saturday, April 7th, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) will host a nonviolent resistance training and mural dedication as part of kicking off Chicago Spring (http://chicagospring.org/). April 7th will be a citywide day of action in alliance with Occupy Chicago (http://occupychi.org/) and other peace and justice organizations in anticipation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Chicago on May 20‐21, 2012.

The three‐hour training session will be the first in a series answering the constant call for a formal understanding of nonviolent protest. Trainings are designed to school activists in the theory and practice of nonviolence. Sessions will be offered free of charge to the public at regular intervals up to and including the days of the Chicago NATO summit. AFSC is a global pioneer in ‘revolutionary nonviolence’ and a worldwide leader in pacifist tactics for social change grounded in Quaker tradition.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:
• 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Nonviolence Training at AFSC offices at 637 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
• 12:30 PM: Walk to Jackson and Dearborn to join the feeder march for the Chicago Spring events and to participate in the dedication of a mural painted by high school students from Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy who have been learning about NATO and the G8 all semester. Their mural will be up during the NATO summit.

Who: American Friends Service Committee
What: Nonviolence Training – AND – March with Chicago Spring
When: April 7th 9am – AND – 12:30pm
Where: AFSC, 637 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor – AND – Jackson/Dearborn

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social
justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to

Contact Information: 

Mary Zerkel – MZerkel@afsc.org, 312‐427‐2533
Molly McQueen – MMcqueen@afsc.org