Mandatory Training for All Peacekeepers
Women’s March Sacramento is pleased to offer nonviolence training. The training is free, but goodwill contributions will be requested and kindly appreciated.
About Nonviolence Training for Peacekeepers
This free 3-hour session is intended for those who agree to serve as peacekeepers during the 2018 Women's March Sacramento on January 20, 2018. While we are not engaging in civil disobedience and do not expect arrests, there is always the possiblity of counter-protestors or agitators. This session teaches the CLARA technique for nonviolent engagement, de-escalation skills, and other practical tools. Participants will be taught to: a) remain clear, calm, and centered in a conflict, b) de-escalate potential conflict situations, and c) be a safe, effective peacekeeper. The session includes role-play and practical hands-on activities. Upon completion of the training, those who wish to serve as a peacekeeper will be provided with further instructions on concrete duties during the march.
About the Trainer
Mica Stumpf received her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from U.C. Berkeley and has been a nonviolence trainer for 6 years. In the fall of 2013, she spent six weeks working with an international peace team in Jeju Island, South Korea. Since January of 2013, she has been working as a Kingian Nonviolence trainer with Positive Peace Warrior Network and East Point Peace Academy. This work has opened the opportunity to teach nonviolence in local jails, tapping into a passion to serve communities most affected by violence. She has also trained in restorative justice and mediation. In 2015 Mica Stumpf became a nonviolence trainer with the Metta Center for Nonviolence. In 2016 she became a certified counselor and currently works as a counselor in a private practice. She lives in Oakland, CA.