Violence De-Escalation Workshop



What we’ll do:

  • Equip participants to cope with the new realities of violence against those declared “other”
  • Bystander scenarios
  • Examine the roots of the violence we see today…
    so we can uproot it!
  • Know how to respond peacefully and forcefully if you are targeted

Now is not the time to play small!

The world needs your creativity and ideas to bring people together.  This takes careful analysis and deep commitment. It requires the…

…Focus of a warrior and the Friendliness of a neighbor!

February 12, 2017, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

at 620 Madison Street, Evanston IL 60202

The Reba Place Church Meetinghouse

We will learn skills from a leader of the Christian Peacemaker Teams and a peace-loving martial artist. We’ll practice interrupting violence and bullying and standing strong.

Sarah Thompson identifies as an interspiritual theologian, black ecofeminist, and athlete. She has traveled around the US and to 60 countries doing movement-building work and to learn from those most impacted by structural violence. She is a dynamic speaker and Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams. She is a licensed minister in the Mennonite faith and a member of Tzedek Chicago.

Tim Peebles is director of Peacemakers, a program of traditional martial arts, with roots in Mennonite conflict transformation.

The international Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and human rights workers. We are open to people of all beliefs/non-beliefs who share a commitment to non-violence, justice, and peace. CPT is a Christian-identified, multifaith membership organization committed to building partnerships to transform violence and oppression.