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Welcome to Nonviolent Schools RI


We believe that every child deserves to experience the joy of learning in a Nonviolent school environment.  We must take steps towards bringing Nonviolence education into classrooms. A school dedicated to practicing Nonviolence can transform the culture and climate, so that classrooms and schools are places where students feel respected and loved.

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Have you been searching for ways to transform your classrooms to a more inclusive, productive learning environment? If so, then the Summer Nonviolence Educators Institute is what you have been looking for! This is a unique opportunity for public, private, and charter school educators and administrators from schools in the United States and Canada to learn how to improve the climate and culture in their classrooms and schools, through the use of conflict reconciliation skills, Nonviolence principles, and strategies to enhance the learning spaces in your school. 

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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" - Dr. King

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Nonviolent Schools Summer Institute


Summer Institute 2019 August 5-9

In response to the emotional and physical violence that has become pervasive in society, NSRI and the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at URI are joining together to conduct an innovative initiative that will address the urgent need to create more peaceful and inclusive, classroom and school environments. The Nonviolent Schools Summer Institute is for educators and school administrators who are interested in learning practical strategies to transform the climate and culture of their schools.  The event will be at the URI Kingston campus and costs $575 for 40 hours. 

Early registration by May 1st is  $500. 

Groups of 3 or more  from one school, plus an administrator-$400/person.

Full price after May 1 is $575 per person



Kingian Nonviolence experiential training often shifts participants' perspectives about addressing conflicts, and includes the restorative process of reconciliation.

*Modules include: shared values and the 6 Principles of Nonviolence, emotional and physical levels of violence and de-escalation tactics, civil rights history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy of Nonviolence, Steps to reconcile conflict, building community in classrooms and schools, and more!