Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation
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justice and principled nonviolence since 1976
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The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program airs on Monday 1:30 pm, Wednesday 5 pm, Thursday 9 pm and will air twelve times through the month. You and other people everywhere can watch it on TV or through our website, www.olympiafor.org, soon after it has debuted on TCTV.
by Glen Anderson, producer and host of this TV series
Watch Powerfully Informative TV Program Through Your Computer or on TCTV
For 29 ½ years the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation has been producing powerfully informative TV programs on important issues. You can watch our current program and more than 150 of our previous ones through the Olympia FOR’s website at your convenience even if you don’t watch our current program on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston County (Mondays 1:30 pm, Wednesdays 5:00 pm, Thursdays 9:00 pm).
Simply visit www.olympiafor.org, click the “TV Programs” link, and scroll down past the thorough description of the current month’s program. Previous programs are listed chronologically. Click the link for the program you want to watch. Also, next to each program’s link is a link to a thorough description of the program that you can read by clicking the “Word” or “pdf” link. You can watch more than 150 programs through www.olympiafor.org.
January 2017 “Nonviolent Grassroots Remedies for Our Current Crisis”
People who support human rights, civil liberties, environmental quality, the climate, and other humane values were stunned by the November 2016 election and fear radical damage to these aspects of our civilization and ecosystems.
While the Olympia FOR December 2016 TV program (see www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm) does an excellent job of helping people understand people’s feelings and other realities related to the election, our January 2017 TV program helps us figure out where to go from here.
Many people fear radical damage to human rights, civil liberties, the environment, and other necessities, and so forth. Some people feel overwhelmed and powerless, freezing like a deer in the headlights. Other people might vent their fears and frustrations in reactions that not only fail to move us toward practical remedies but might also counter-productively set us back.
Now is the time to organize strategically smart and nonviolent grassroots movements to effectively counter the oppression, repression, and other harmful policies that we are likely to experience. The Olympia FOR’s January 2017 TV program features two savvy guests – Mary Lou Finley and Glen Gersmehl – who are recognized experts in understanding the theory and practice of nonviolent grassroots organizing for social and political change. They share insights, positive historical examples of nonviolent organizing against violent oppressors, and creative encouragement of how people might proceed through our current crisis.
Besides watching the TV program and reading the thorough summary posted at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm, you can access many resources to help you understand what nonviolence is and how to use it effectively. See the “Nonviolence” part of www.olympiafor.org to find a number of resources that are informative, insightful, and useful. That web page offers many resources under the subheadings “What Is Nonviolence?” and “Understanding and Using Nonviolence” and “Using Nonviolence in the Real World.”
Also, for decades I have been recommending resources by Gene Sharp and others at The Albert Einstein Institution, www.aeinsteinorg. The very recent books by Erica Chenoweth (Why Civil Resistance Works) and by Engler and Engler (This is an Uprising) and the previous book and video series by Ackerman (A Force More Powerful) are excellent resources. Contact Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional resources, speaking engagements, discussion-based workshops, referrals to other books, videos, etc., about building nonviolent grassroots movements, strategizing for social change, and related topics, even under very brutal dictatorships.
We also must organize now to take bold, nonviolent, and strategically effective actions. This will be the topic of our January TV program, which will be titled, “Nonviolent Grassroots Remedies for Our Current Crisis.” You’ll be able to watch that program on www.olympiafor.org starting in mid-December and on TCTV 13 times during January.
Questions? Contact Glen Anderson, the Olympia FOR TV series’ producer/host at (360) 491-9093 email@example.com
This program will air on TCTV channel 22 for cable subscribers in Thurston County:
-- Every MONDAY at 1:30 pm
-- Every WEDNESDAY at 5:00 pm
-- Every THURSDAY at 9:00 pm
Sometimes we produce special programs. These air on TCTV at various dates and times.
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