A big Thank-you to all of our friends, supporters, donors and sponsors who made this such a meaningful event. We expecially want to thank Sherwood Hosting, Abby's House, American Friends Service Committee, Injury Free Coalition for Kids at UMass Memorial, First Unitarian Church, Worcester Friends Meeting and Touchstone Consulting Group.
This year we honored Worcester community leaders Rev. Jose Encarnacion and Rev. Sarai Rivera.
Co-pastors of the Christian Community Church, they are tireless community peacemakers and have each contributed in many ways to promote the civic health of the Worcester community across racial, cultural, ethnic and economic lines.
Joe O'Brien, Joseph Petty, Sarai Rivera, Jose Encarnacion
* * * * * The Encarnacion-Rivera Family and Friends
* * * Nannette and Sarai * * * * * * * * * * Encarnacion Family and Friends * * * * Annette, Jean, and Jennifer
The Center extends a big Thank You to all of the 80 attendees, sponsors and donors of the 3rd annual Way of Nonviolence Luncheon! We will long remember the inspiring talks by Jose and Sarai, reminding us of the importance of the work we need to do in helping people in the Worcester community to learn nonviolence as a way of life.
Having serious conflicts with someone in your life? Mediation can often help. Contact Worcester Community Mediation Services at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions.
Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA, Editorial Page, February 7, 2013. The Center for Nonviolent Solutions doesn't shout about itself. The Worcester nonprofit founded in 2009 is on quieter paths, including one that has carved an effective niche in city schools.
(pictures by Justin Duffy from CNVS "Conflict and Cooperation" Program at Goddard Academy, Sullivan Middle School)
|If We Don’t Teach Peace, a 16-minute documentary video, talks about the education mission of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions. Board Member, Michael Langa says, “....I have learned early in life, if you don’t teach peace, somebody is teaching war. There are more advocates of violence than peace, so we need to get out there and teach peace."
||Love Is...A Teen Dating Public Service Announcement was developed by teens in our VIP (Violence Intervention Project) at the Worcester Youth Center and was inspired by the personal experience of one of the participants.
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From the American Friends Service Committee Southest New England office, headed by Martha Yager, who is also a member of the Board of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions.
CNVS Summer Newsletter
Read the latest newsletter from the Center for Nonviolent Solutions. Learn about what we've been doing. Learn about how you can get involved.
Attend our 3rd Annual Way of Nonviolence luncheon, October 12, 2013.
Sign up for our Education Facilitator Training on September 5, 2013.
If you are a teacher, sign up for the Professional Development Institute on "Nonviolent Movements in the Modern World," starting September 10, 2013.
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