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Mark Your Calendars!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

6 - 7:30 pm

First Unitarian Church, Unity Hall
90 Main Street
Worcester, MA

A FUNdraiser to benefit programs of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions.
Sign up to attend on our Registration page.

Download a printable version of the flyer here.

Join us for a Social Justice Happy Hour!

...primarily for people working with youth in the Worcester area...

Next dates to be announced soon--watch this space!

FREE to attend this casual conversation and opportunity to connect and learn.

We will order some appetizers and you can order drinks/food if you like. 

No need to RSVP. 

 Cultivating Nonviolence event

On March 22nd, the Center held its annual meeting event, Cultivating Nonviolence: A Celebration of Peace Education in our Schools and Neighborhoods. Attendees enjoyed some beautiful music by Neighborhood Strings, a program of the Worcester Chamber Music Society that provides free music lessons to Main South youth.

Lisa Brennan, Program Director of Services for New Americans at Ascentria Care Alliance, gave a fascinating talk about her organization's work with refugees in the Worcester area. Center Board Chair Claire Schaeffer-Duffy then presented Ascentria Care Alliance with the Center's annual Community Peacemaker Award, given to an individual or organization making a difference in our community.

Following the program, Executive Director Jennifer Smead reported on the previous year's accomplishments and activities. Some highlights are found in the Center’s 2016 Annual Report. Board Treasurer Ruth Rowan presented the Center's financial outlook, and Claire Schaeffer-Duffy reviewed the list of Board officers for 2016, which were approved by those in attendance. The Center's list of Board members and officers can be found here.









 Paul_Walker_Photo_2.jpgThank 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

Our Nonviolence Educator Training gathering a diverse and engaged group of about 40 youth workers and educators. Thank you for 2 wonderful nights everyone! Special thanks to guest presenters, MJ & Jerry Park of Little Friends for Peace.

Held on Tuesday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5:30- 8:00 pm each day @ Center for Nonviolent Solutions

We appreciate YOU!

THANK YOU for the financial support from many individuals, foundations, businesses, municipal and state funders who make this work possible!

Enjoy Cultivating Nonviolence (Annual Meeting) Event Photos

and our 2014 Annual Report

Support is always welcome!  Donate Now »


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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