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Peacemaking in Perilous Times

The Center's event called Peacemaking in Perilous Times held on Friday, September 15 was a success. Here's a photo of our beautiful staff at the reception at First Unitarian Church.

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Straight Ahead Training

The Center held its first staff training in Conflict Transformation and Mediation with Straight Ahead Ministries

May 30 - June 20, 2017

Worcester, MA 

 

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Civil Rights Readings

Join the Center for Nonviolent solutions for "We Grow Into Courage."

Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-7:00 pm

Saxe Room - Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Square, Worcester

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Voices of Peace

The Center for Nonviolent Solutions is pleased to debut Voices of Peace, a radio podcast featuring local peace builders.

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Solidarity Rally

The Center for Nonviolent Solutions helped to support Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Worcester on January 31st.

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Worcester First Night

On New Year's Eve, eight Worcester leaders reflected on strategies for building peace in 2017 at Community Voices of Peace, a First Night program held at the First Unitarian Church in Worcester.  It was a wonderful way to begin the new year.

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Peer Mediation at Claremont Academy

On August 25 and 26, seventeen high school students from Claremont Academy gave up their last days of summer vacation to participate in a two-day training in peer mediation, with instructor Karen Thomsen. The training, which took place at Clark University, was sponsored by the Center for Nonviolent Solutions in collaboration with Claremont.

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NEYM Educator Training

On Saturday, October 24th, we provided nonviolence education training to about ten New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) youth educators.

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Planning Ahead

Amidst summer's beauty, members of the Center's Board of Directors and staff came together to reflect and plan future initiatives.

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Summer Youth Peace Education

As the summer wound down, we had the unique opportunity to facilitate youth nonviolence courses at the Wiogora School of Wisdom and Wonder - a Hogwarts/Harry Potter themed day camp at First Unitarian Church in Worcester. 

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Afterschool Youth Peace Education

We are pleased to be working in our second 15-week session of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant at Sullivan Middle School (Sullivan). The program runs every Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 with about 50 students at Sullivan, and through collaboration with the teachers, our facilitators help students understand conflict assessment and transformation through interactive activities.

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Youth Defining Peace

Students at Sullivan Middle School continue to inspire and teach us as we work together on developing knowledge and skills related to conflict and peace.

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