Pace e Bene Nonviolence Conference Aug 2020

Video 1 Online Zoom Webinar Conference (7 hrs)
Video 2 Nonviolence Training Soul Force: From Spirit To Street (3 hrs)
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Video 3 Third Harmony extended trailer

SPEAKERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Rev. Richard Rohr – one of the world’s best-known theologians and religious leaders and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation who shares his thoughts on the spirituality and practice of nonviolence.  Learn more about Richard Rohr here: https://cac.org/

Q & A with Richard Rohr facilitated by Sr. Andrea Koverman, a member of the Sisters of Charity community and currently working on the border near El Paso, TX.

Brother M, a singer, songwriter and producer based in Cape Town, South Africa who will be performing some of his songs during the conference. Learn more about Brother M here: https://mapumba.bandcamp.com/

Veronica Pelicaric – the Pace e Bene Nonviolence training coordinator and the co-author of the the new book, Engaging Nonviolence. She has led Pace e Bene nonviolence workshops in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Haiti, Australia, Britain, and the Netherlands. A Zen Buddhist, she is conversant in six languages. She lives in Montreal, Canada and discusses various practices for nonviolent living.

Learn more about  Engaging Nonviolence. https://paceebene.org/store/engaging-nonviolence

Kazu Haga – founder of the East Point Peace Academy and author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm, shares his thoughts on organizing, training and action.

Learn more about the East Point Peace Academy: http://eastpointpeace.org/

Learn more about Healing Resistance:  https://www.parallax.org/product/healing-resistance/

Henry Cervantes – with Peace Exchange, speaks on nonviolence in prisons and educating youth in nonviolence.  Learn more about Peace Exchange:  http://www.peacex.org/

Eric Stoner the co-founding editor at Waging Nonviolence and an adjunct professor at Rutgers University. Learn more about Waging Nonviolence: https://wagingnonviolence.org/

Robin Wildman, Director of Nonviolent Schools Rhode Island, a nonprofit, training teachers, school staff, and administrators in Kingian Nonviolence. Learn more about Nonviolent Schools Rhode Island:  https://nonviolentschoolsri.org/

Robin mentioned the Center for Nonviolence and PeaceStudies  https://web.uri.edu/nonviolence/

Robin mentioned Kazu’s book:  https://www.parallax.org/product/healing-resistance/

Connect with Robin:  nonviolentschools(at)gmail.com

Rivera Sun – Editor of Nonviolence News, a nationwide trainer in strategy for nonviolent movements, and the author of many books and novels, including The Dandelion Insurrection and The Way Between.  She serves on the Advisory Board of World Beyond War and Backbone Campaign. Learn more about Nonviolence News: https://nonviolencenews.org/ and more about Rivera at  https://www.riverasun.com

Sherri Mitchell – a Native American lawyer, author, teacher and activist working with the Land Peace Foundation .  Learn more about the Land Peace Foundation: https://landpeacefoundation.net/

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. – President and CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, speaking on the intersection of race, poverty, war and environment for a nonviolent world. Rev. Yearwood is also a member of the Pace e Bene Board of Directors. Learn more about Hip Hop Caucus:  http://hiphopcaucus.org/

Q & A with  Sherri Mitchell and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. in conversation, facilitated by Stephanie Van Hook, the Executive Director of Metta Center for Nonviolence Education.

Learn more about the Metta Center: . https://mettacenter.org/

Stephanie also created a boardgame, check it out: bit.ly/cosmicpeaceforce100

Learn more about the Third Harmony Film: https://thirdharmony.org/

Rev. John Dear on Building Nonviolent Cities, and in conversation with Nonviolent Wilmington, Delaware’s LaVaida Owens-White.  John Dear is a priest, activist, and author of 35 books including The Nonviolent Life, The Beatitudes of Peace, They Will Inherit the Earth, and Radical Prayers. He is on the staff of Pace e Bene.

La Vaida Owens-White serves as Faith Community Nurse for the 9th Ward Interfaith Clergy Coalition in the City of Wilmington, and coordinates the Delaware Region Health Ministries Network. La Vaida is a member of the Movement for a Culture of Peace which is a broad-based coalition of faith, nonprofit, and community groups, and founders of Peace Week Delaware and the Nonviolent City Wilmington project

Be sure to also check out Nonviolent Wilmington, DE  www.nonviolentwilmington.org

Check out John Dear’s Peace Podcast. https://paceebene.org/peacepodcast

Nonviolent Cities Project: https://paceebene.org/nonviolent-cities

Erica Chenoweth is one of the world’s leading social scientists and scholars on nonviolence and co-author of the ground-breaking work, Why Civil Resistance Works. She is on the faculty of Harvard University.  https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/erica-chenoweth

Why Civil Resistance Works: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/why-civil-resistance-works/9780231156820

Erica’s new book coming soon: https://www.ericachenoweth.com/research/civil-resistance-what-everyone-needs-to-know

Just a quick thank you to Robert Ferrell founder and spiritual director of Contemplative Interbeing for helping us out in the background today!  http://www.contemplativeinterbeing.org/

Daniel Hunter – a trainer and organizer with Training for Change, https://www.trainingforchange.org/

Daniel is also the author of “Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow.”

http://www.newjimcroworganizing.org/

Check out “Engaging Nonviolence”!  https://paceebene.org/store/engaging-nonviolence

Check out Daniel Hunter’s recent article in The New York Times: “Don’t Believe the Lie That Voting Is All You Can Do: Stop minimizing the work of movements.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/opinion/voting-2020-election-blm-movement.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Here is Daniel’s Waging Nonviolence  article that he’s referring to: https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/07/5-pitfalls-black-lives-matter-must-avoid/

Here is an article by Daniel that tells the story of the nonviolent “search and seizure” he’s discussing: https://wagingnonviolence.org/2014/01/fbi-files-free-trade-negotiating-texts-liberate-secret-documents

Here is something Erica has written on the rule that makes that point as well: https://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/publications/questions-answers-and-some-cautionary-updates-regarding-35-rule

Dr. Ken Butigan – a leading teacher, advocate and strategist of nonviolence. He has worked for decades with many social change movements and currently is Pace e Bene’s chief strategist for its Campaign Nonviolence National Week of Action. He teaches in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program at DePaul University in Chicago, and has published several books, including most recently Nonviolent Lives.  https://paceebene.org/

Check out Ken’s book: “Nonviolent Lives: People and Movements Changing the World Through the Power of Active Nonviolence”: https://paceebene.org/store/nonviolent-lives

Here is a nice round up of creative actions in response to the pandemic: https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/03/beautiful-trouble-guide-activism-coronavirus/

Learn more about Action Week here: https://paceebene.org/action-week

George Martin – a leading justice, peace and climate organizer, educator, and trainer who has worked with more than 100 organizations. He has served as a national co-chair of United for Peace and is currently with Peace Action Wisconsin. https://www.peaceactionwi.org/

George is also on the board of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service https://paceebene.org/our-team

Brother M closes with his song, “Please Don’t Blow it”.