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Robert T. Jones Talks on Kingian Nonviolence at Claremont Academy

On a snowy Tuesday in February, high school students at Claremont Academy listened with interest as Mr. Robert T. Jones spoke about his migration from tough Bronx kid to teacher of Kingian nonviolence. The Associate Director of Multicultural Education at the College...

Do Men Need Masculinity, Positive or Otherwise?

Ethan Hoffman, doctoral student of clinical psychology at Clark University, speaks on how men and boys can be more prosocial, and less aggressive, in resolving conflicts. Thursday, February 15 5:30-7:00 p.m. Sahara Restaurant 143 Highland Street,...

Remembering Gene Sharp

Re-posted from David Cortright: Gene Sharp, the pioneering and prolific scholar of Gandhian nonviolence and civil resistance, passed away this week at age 90. His life was dedicated to examining the ways in which nonviolent action achieves political change. While...

Meeting of Peace and Justice

A statewide meeting of Massachusetts peace and justice groups convened on Saturday, February 3, at First Unitarian Church in Worcester. More than 50 people attended the collaborative gathering, including Center board members Paul Ropp and Christine Johnson...

Brian Leonard Reflects on Social Justice Happy Hour

Here's a report from Brian Leonard, who shared with us at the October 19th Social Justice Happy Hour his experiment with peace practices in his public school classroom: About 15-20 people attended the Social Justice Forum at the Sahara Restaurant, which offered the...

Peer Mediation Launch

Peer mediation kicked off at Claremont Academy on Thursday, October 19 with some fun roleplay activities and a Q&A with our peer...

Empowering Our Youth with Kingian Nonviolence

Join us for the first Social Justice Happy Hour of 2018. Thursday, January 18 5:30-7:00 p.m. Sahara Restaurant  143 Highland Street, Worcester, MA Appetizers are on us. So come get inspired and network with other peace educators. Background: Mr. Robert T....

Don’t Hate! Peer Mediate!

CNVS Education Coordinator Claire Schaeffer-Duffy speaks on the joys and challenges of running a high school peer mediation. Come learn how kids can play an important role in creating a culture of peace within their school. Discussion to follow. Lots of...

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