W.R.L. Trainers Directory


NOTE: This directory is this directory is being being developed by the War Resisters League, and will continue to grow as we contact more people and organizations. As the directory grows we will also provide more extensive information about each trainer’s experience, needs, areas of expertise, etc. Eventually we will post resources, links, training guides, etc. For now, you will simply have to contact trainers by phone or email and explain your plans and needs and see they might be able to meet them. 

Please keep in mind that many of these trainers either have full time jobs or are full time activists. Some may not ask for anything but a ride and a cup of coffee. Others may require transportation costs and/or an honorarium.

If you have experience as a nonviolence/direct action trainer
and would like to be added to the list,
contact G. Simon Harak at AMC@warresisters.org.


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New England | Atlantic Coast | Southeast | Midwest | Southwest | West


New England

Connecticut

Kate Donnelly
PO Box 188
Hampton, CT 06247
860-455-0583
kate@donnellycolt.com

Joanne Sheehan
PO Box 1093
Norwich, CT 06360
860 889-5337
wrlne@peoplepc.com

Steve Thornton
37 Bliss Street
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 251-6013 work
(860) 525-6510 home
homefront1@hotmail.com

Marge Van Cleef  
196 Mansfield St.
New Haven CT 06511
203-777-1066 or -3460
mvc@igc.org

Maine

Larry Dansinger
PO Box 776
Monroe, ME 04951
(207) 525-7776,
invert@acadia.net

George and Maureen Kehoe Ostensen
17 Bayview St.
Belfast, ME 04915
207 338-4776
gmjko@yahoo.com

Massachusetts

Suzanne Carllson
PO Box 1263
Greenfield, MA 01302-1263
(413) 774-3615

Minga Claggett-Borne
7 Pleasant Place, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 354-3808
MingaBorne@aol.com

Betsy Corner
Colrain, MA 01340
413-624-8858

Sam Diener
22 Varnum #2
Arlington, MA 02474
781-526-4269 (cell phone)
sdiener@esrnational.org

Sunny Miller
Traprock Peace Center
103A Keets Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
www.traprockpeace.org

Grace C Ross
49 Francesca Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
617-625-3166

Michael True
4 Westland St.
Worcester, MA 01602-2129
(508) 757-8228
mtrue@eve.assumption.edu

Vermont

Ellen Kaye
167 Sunset Lake Rd.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-254-9098
elkaye3@juno.com

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Atlantic Coast

Maryland

Nadine Bloch
405 Beech Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-891-3680
nbloch@igc.org

Jerry and MJ Park 
4405 29th St.
Mount Rainier, MD  20712
301-412-3083
jpark@capaccess.org

New York

War Resisters League
339 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 228-0450
fax (212) 228-6193
wrl@warresisters.org
www.warresisters.org

John Breitbart
New York, NY
212-337-6865 box 1
212-316-1654
j.breit@verizon

Nonviolence, anti-sexism trainer with more than 20 years experience, Euro-American male in early 50s. Also available to conduct trainings for trainers. Trainings involve discussion of nonviolence and its implications for action, role plays, civil disobedience, strategy, etc. trainings based on needs and experience of participants, interactive and skills-based with emphasis on philosophy of nonviolence.

Syracuse Peace Council
Jessica Maxwell and Andy Mager
924 Burnet Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 472-5478
spc@peacecouncil.net

PENNSYLVANIA

George Lakey
Training for Change
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA
215-241-7035
peacelearn@igc.org

Has an experienced network of nonviolence and anti-racism trainers. Lakey himself has over 30 years of experience with over1000 training workshops on five continents.

Dion Lerman
Training Associate, Training for Change
215-247-3527
Philadelphia, PA
dionlerman@earthlink.net

Peace activist, European American with 20 years experience in Civil Disobedience training and third party nonviolent intervention.

Martin Wiley
Training Associate, Training for Change
Philadelphia, PA
(cell) 267-978-7405
dissidentpoet@hotmail.com

Poet and racial justice activist African American, 2 years training experience Specializing in anti-racism, art and social change, facilitation training.

Washington, D.C.

Herb Ettel
6827 Fourth St NW #314
Washington, DC 20012
P/F 202-291-2258
herb@takomavillage.org

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Southeast

Kentucky

Rus Ervin Funk
Louisville, KY
(502)494-9044
rusfunk@starpower.net

15 years with the WRL, Euro-American with experience in nonviolence 101, civil disobedience training, feminism and nonviolence; trainings based on needs and experience of participants, interactive and skills-based.

North Carolina

David M. Miller
31 Park Ave. N.
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 285-0502
DavidsLunaSea@aol.com

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Midwest

Colorado

Mag Seaman and Ken Seaman
7505 West Yale Ave. #2003
Denver, CO 80227
(303) 986-1773
magandken@aol.com

Minnesota

Betsy Raasch-Gilman
Training Associate of Training for Change
651-222-4956
raaschgilman@earthlink.net

St. Paul, Minnesota Peace and environmental activist, European American, with 25 years of direct action training and experience.

Wisconsin

Bonnie Block
2237 Fox Avenue
Madison, WI 53711
608-256-5088
bblock@peacenet.org

John LaForge, Bonnie Urfer, Barb Katt
Nukewatch
P.O. Box 649
Luck, WI 54853
Phone: 715-472-4185
Fax: 715-472-4184
www.nukewatch.com

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Southwest

Texas

Mavis Belisle
the Peace Farm
188 Hwy 60
Panhandle TX 79068
806-335-1715 (phone/fax)
peacefarm@arn.net

Lisa Fithian
1405 Hillmont St.
Austin TX  78704
512-443-7575
fithianl@igc.org
www.rantcollective.org

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West

California

Rita Archibald
272 Divisadero #5
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-864-3831
commit2nv@aol.com

Joe Maizlish
2436 Armstrong Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
310-442-9982
goodwork@igc.org

David Taylor
Direct Action to Stop the War
San Francisco/Bay Area
415-820-9649
actagainstwar.org
dasw@riseup.net, david@riseup.net

Oregon

Peter Bergel
Executive Director
Oregon PeaceWorks
104 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Voice: 503-371-8002
Fax: 208-692-2760
pbergel@peacenet.org

Tom H. Hastings Director
Peace and Nonviolence Studies
Conflict Resolution Program
Portland State University
Portland Oregon
503-725-9173
hastings@pdx.edu

Washington

Ellen Finkelstein (SNOW)
Seattle, Washington
206-935-0653
ehf5@yahoo.com

Erica Kay
PO Box 95113
Seattle WA 98145
206-568-7110
can@drizzle.com

John Reese
PO Box 1292
Seattle WA 98111
(currently on the road - and will be returning to Paletine begining of May 2003)
206-650-0834
jreese@scn.org

Vivien Sharples
PO Box 21148
Seattle WA 98111
206-329-8378
vsharples@igc.org

 

Source: www.warresisters.org/NV_trainers.htm

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