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Thank you to everyone who sponsored, attended, and supported
our 5th Annual Way of Nonviolence event:

An Evening with Dr. Paul Walker, Chemical and Nuclear Weapons Disarmament Expert and 2013 Right Livelihood Award Laureate

Please see photo slideshow here: 


Event Co-Sponsored with:

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center
for Religion, Ethics and Culture at
College of the Holy Cross


 Silver Sponsors




 Bronze Sponsors

Advocates’ Diversity Advisory Council

American Friends Service Committee of Southeast New England (AFSC-SENE)

David and Joanne O’Brien

Keating Enterprises, Inc.

Regional Environmental Council 

St. Francis & Thérèse Catholic Worker




Thank you for 2 wonderful nights everyone!

Our Nonviolence Educator Training gathered a diverse and engaged group of people! We plan to keep everyone connected and we will have additional opportunities.

Held on Tuesday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5:30- 8:00 pm each day
Center for Nonviolent Solutions
901 Pleasant Street Worcester, MA 01602

Photos forthcoming!

September 22:

This evening highlighted trainers, MJ & Jerry Park from Little Friends for Peace in Washington, DC, and their approach to "answering violence with skills for peace", for over 35 years, in summer camps, inner-city schools, universities, prisons, and churches.

- “The core challenge we all pursue is to reverse the fear and isolation that creates violence...”

 ~MJ & Jerry Park, Little Friends for Peace 

September 29:

Building on the first session, this highlighted the Center's approach, components, and strategies to prepare to nonviolence education work with youth using our curricula. Topics included centering activities, tools for conflict assessment and transformation, sharing peacebuilder profiles and cooperative games.

Introducing: Marisa Halpin, Operations Intern, Fall 2015



Marisa is the operations intern for the fall semester. She currently is a senior at Assumption College studying organizational communications with a double minor in marketing and human services. After college, she plans to pursue a career managing a non-profit organization, hopefully something involving animals. In her spare time, Marisa enjoys singing and getting involved in local theater. Marisa’s efforts at the center have been to make others aware of the services that the CNVS has to offer the community, as well as gain the community’s support. Marisa is incredibly excited to be working at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions and cannot wait to see all that there is to learn!


Introducing: April Hooper, Education Programs Intern, 2015-2016April_Hooper.JPG

April is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Community Development and Planning at Clark University after receiving a baccalaureate from the same institution in May 2015. April is interested in nonviolence and youth because of her previous four years working with youth in the Worcester community, which caused her to realize that something needs to be done to change the violent situation of the city. To her, one way to change the violence is to offer ways to resolve conflicts without it and thus the Center for Nonviolent Solutions inspires her to delve deeper into alternatives to violence. She has also been working as a contributor to Worcester’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative and anticipates enjoying seeing the preventative side to violent confrontations. April is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this organization and hopes that she will be able to leave a helpful impact!

 We appreciate YOU!

  • Enjoy Cultivating Nonviolence (Annual Meeting) Event Photos and our 2014 Annual Report

  • Learn about our work in our 2014 Highlights

  • Thank you for the the financial support from many individuals, foundations, businesses, municipal and state funders who makes this work possible!

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If We Don't Teach Peace

“If We Don't Teach Peace” (2011) is a sixteen-minute documentary about the Center for Nonviolent Solutions work. Through interviews with members of the Center's Board, staff, colleagues, and participants, hear about the importance and efficacy of skills in assessing and transforming conflict toward a culture of peace. This film is dedicated to William P. Densmore, co-founder (along with Michael True) of the Center.

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