If lack of funds is an issue:
Raise the funds you need to participate in The Practice of Peace
¨ Write a letter to your friends and acquaintances to ask for their help in sending you to this event – perhaps a donation of $10 to $25 each. In your letter, express your motivation and how the support of your community of friends is needed – and how such mutuality and support is in fact the foundation of peacemaking.
¨ Or hold a garage sale and ask friends for items to donate to the sale.
¨ Set a fundraising goal – you might consider 50% of the fees, matched by you.
In exchange, offer your support and commitment to peacemaking in your community. For example,
¨ offer to speak to local groups to share what you learn;
¨ write an article for the local newspaper;
¨ volunteer at a youth center;
¨ present a workshop in non-violence or related topics.
-- Suggestions from Susan Partnow