News & Events

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...

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Straight Ahead Training

The Center held its first staff training in Conflict Transformation and Mediation with Straight Ahead Ministries The Center's four-session staff training included skills for conflict analysis, negotiation, and mediation. Straight Ahead Ministries works...

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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 The civil rights readings are excerpted from Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts...

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Solidarity Rally

The Center for Nonviolent Solutions helped to support Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Worcester on January 31st. The rally was held at town hall to show support for Worcester's refugees and...

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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. To see one of...

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Fall Training 2016

On September 27th and October 4th, the Center hosted a 2 part Introductory Training in Peace Education. Participants were able to learn about mindfulness, youth peace builders, the conflict escalator, the CLEAR model and other activities to look at resolve...

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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,...

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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. It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss the many dynamics of working with youth and how to best foster emotional...

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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. Our peace education course was...

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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. Although not everyone was able to attend, this visionary and pragmatic group discussed the past year's operations and...

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Successful Cultivating Nonviolence Event

The Center thanks everyone who helped make our Cultivating Nonviolence event on March 3rd a great success with our many donors, members of the community, and our Board in attendance! Throughout the night, Neighborhood Strings, Worcester Chamber Music...

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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...

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