‪(774) 312-7851‬ inquiry@nonviolentsolutions.org

News & Events

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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:...

read more

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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more

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.

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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 immigrants.

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more