Vidisha Training of Core Marchers (November 19th to 21st 2019)

The training helped to form families of diverse groupings in order to blend different cultures and languages. This was a successful model of organizing, that later was used by the yatrees to organize its daily activities.
The Vidisha training built on the Lalitpur in these sense that it used different nonviolent communication methods to strengthen the group and build emergent leadership. One of the highlights of the training was how it focused on participants opening to other perspectives; Rajagopal’s presentation on poverty and land rights, and building social movements was critical for people to assist them in reflecting back on the six weeks of interactions in the march. Also the participants from the International Land Coalition, who arrived shortly prior to the Vidisha training, got an exposure to nonviolence in organizing marginalized communities on land.

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