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Unlocking the Power: SCNTR Training Programs and Opportunities

Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal growth, community power-building, and social change? The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation (SCNTR) offers an array of transformative training programs. From Kingian Nonviolence Training to Racial Equity and Restorative Justice Training, the SCNTR offers a wealth of opportunities that inspire change at both the individual and community levels. In this blog post, we'll take you through the highlights of these programs and the exciting training events on the horizon.

A Diverse Training Portfolio

The SCNTR's training portfolio is as diverse as the communities it serves. These programs are designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to drive positive transformation and promote a more just and equitable society. Check out the list below of what the SCNTR has to offer, and for more information contact Nikesha Tilton at

Kingian Nonviolence Training: Discover the Power of Nonviolence

Kingian Nonviolence Training introduces you to the philosophy of nonviolence through the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You'll explore the Six Principles and Steps of Kingian Nonviolence, gain insight into conflict reconciliation, and learn how to navigate conflicts positively.

Building Bridges, Not Barriers with Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice Training delves into the art of facilitating restorative circles, a potent tool for conflict resolution, healing, and community building. Whether you're an educator, counselor, or community leader, this training equips you with practical techniques to create safer and more open spaces for dialogue and connection. Restorative Justice helps to create a culture and a plan to ensure that everyone’s needs are met.

Unmasking the Divide in Order to Unify

The Beyond Divide and Conquer: Unite and Build Racial Equity Training invites you to explore the historical creation of the colonial construct of race, designed to divide and conquer. Delve into first-person historical narratives to understand the cost of racism for people of color and its impact on white individuals. Learn strategies to unite and build a more equitable society.

Alternative Break Program: The SCNTR’s Alternative Break Program offers students from around the country an opportunity to visit the historic city of Selma, AL, serve the community through community service projects, all while receiving training in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation, Restorative Justice, Racial Equity, and more. To learn more contact Carolyn Pickett at

Past and Upcoming Training

The SCNTR doesn't only offer programs; it creates impactful experiences. Here are some recent highlights and upcoming events:

Past Racial Equity Sneak Peeks: On August 29th, the SCNTR hosted a virtual Racial Equity Sneak Peek, drawing 19 enthusiastic participants eager to explore this critical topic.

  • Racial Equity Sneak Peak: October 7th from 9am-12pm (virtual) (free)

  • Racial Equity Sneak Peak: November 14th from 4:30pm-7:30pm (virtual)(free)

  • Racial Equity Full Training*:Four-Part Series. *This training will occur weekly on Tuesday, November 28th, Tuesday, December 5th,12th, and 19th from 4:30pm- 7:30pm

Upcoming In-Person Racial Equity Training:

  • Racial Equity Training of Trainers: February 5-9, 2024. 9am-5pm (in-person)

Ambassador Program Orientation: In the last week of September, the SCNTR will welcome 35 college students into its inaugural Ambassador Program cohort. These young leaders will be at the forefront of driving change in their communities.

What is the SCNTR’s Ambassador Program?

Ready to make a meaningful impact and foster a culture of nonviolence, truth, and reconciliation in your community? The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation (SCNTR) invites you to become a part of the Selma 2.0 Ambassador Program! As an ambassador, you'll be the torchbearer of positive change on your college campus and within your community, promoting love, justice, and the formation of a Beloved Community. Engage monthly in diverse activities employing your Labor, Influence, Finance, and Expertise (L.I.F.E) to help Selma flourish. Whether you're organizing engaging events, spreading awareness on social platforms, or participating in nonviolence training, your journey will be a blend of self-discovery, community service, and an enriching learning experience. Plus, you’ll earn eligible school credits, gain valuable life skills, and enjoy discounts on SCNTR trainings. Embrace this opportunity to lead, learn, and contribute to a monumental cause. Your commitment to a nonviolent lifestyle and to fostering a nurturing community will leave lasting ripples of change. For more information send an email to

The SCNTR's training programs are not just about learning; they are about creating a better world, one individual and one community at a time. Whether you're passionate about nonviolence, racial equity, or restorative justice, there's a program waiting for you at SCNTR. Join us in making a positive impact and building a more compassionate and just society.

As we expand our horizons in Fall '23, we invite you to be part of this transformative journey. Together, we can unlock the power of learning and create lasting change. Stay connected with SCNTR for updates on these exciting opportunities!


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