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True Confessions

Center co-founder Michael True was a man of many titles – professor of American Literature, father, writer, and one of Worcester’s most indefatigable peacemakers. During his life, Michael devoted a lot of ink to highlighting the work of nonviolent activists, known and...

Walk with Me

Walk With Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer Tuesday, March 23rd at 12:00 PM (Register Here)   Author Kate Clifford Larson speaks on her upcoming biography of civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer Fannie Lou Hamer was an extraordinary American activist whose...

Annual Meeting

Center for Nonviolent Solutions Annual Meeting Tuesday, March 30th at 7:00 PM (Register Here) The evening includes a brief review of our 2020 programs and a presentation by Paula Green and Gwen Johnson on Hands Across the Hills: US Dialogues in an Era of Polarization...

Nonviolent Policing

Is Nonviolent Policing Possible? Charles Alphin Sr. a retired police captain and veteran trainer in Kingian Nonviolence thinks so. Join us for an engaging evening on nonviolence and policing. Wednesday, February 24 – 7:00 p.m. Discussion and Q&A to follow. Event...

The Third Harmony

Join us for a Virtual Screening of The Third Harmony, Michael Nagler's outstanding documentary on nonviolence. Wednesday, January 27 Livestream Film Screening at 7:00 PM (Screening Room opens at 6:30 PM) Post-Screening Discussion at 7:50 PM Screening room:...

What’s the peace you want to see in 2021?

Dear Friends and Supporters; Thank you to all who responded to our December appeal. We are so grateful for the outpouring of donations given at the end of such a tough year. A new year spreads before us full of promise and opportunities. Check out what Center...

Michael True’s new memoir available this holiday season

True Commitments, Michael True’s long-awaited memoir is out! Just in time for your holiday gift giving. A professor of literature, author, peace scholar, and committed father, Michael was an irrepressible advocate of nonviolence. Throughout his life, he wrote of poets...

Way of Nonviolence – Rethinking Security

Way of Nonviolence: Rethinking Security Dear Friends and Supporters, Thanks to all who joined us last Thursday for our Way of Nonviolence Michael True Memorial Lecture on “Rethinking Security.” Mel Duncan, co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) and its current...

February

There are not enough days in February for honoring the contributions of African Americans to our country’s history. You could fill up months just noting achievements in the creative disciplines, literature, art, and music, not to mention accomplishments in math,...

Make 2020 a Year for Youth

The Center for Nonviolent Solutions applauds Time magazine’s recent decision to name youth climate activist Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year. The magazine’s cover photo appeared the day after International Human Rights Day when the UN declared their campaign,...

With Appreciation for the Grand Life of Michael True

Dear Friends and Supporters;   We will not forget April of 2019, a month that brought the departure of two significant peacemakers here at the Center. On Sunday, April 28, fourteen days after board member Paul Ropp died, Center co-founder Michael True passed away. He...

Remembering Paul Ropp

Dear Friends and Supporters; Those of you who live in Worcester will perhaps have learned by now that Paul Ropp, founding member and former Chair of the Board of Directors at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions died April 14 of metastatic melanoma. His rapid demise...

In Solidarity with Amazon’s Workers

Yesterday we made a post encouraging you to shop on Amazon today during Prime Day to benefit CNVS, ignorant of the workers' strike and the global boycott. We stand in solidarity with the workers, and if you can afford to, we encourage you to avoid shopping on Amazon...

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 mediators!

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...

CNVS Statement on U.S. Mass Shootings

As board members and staff at the Center for Nonviolent Solutions, we abhor the mass shootings that have now plagued our country for two decades. We have a violence problem in the United States and it is exacerbated by guns. Even a partial list of recent...