Way of Nonviolence Michael True Memorial Lecture
A presentation by Mel Duncan co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce
Thursday, October 29: 7:00 p.m.
Q&A to follow along with discussion of nonviolent mobilizations for this election season
Mel’s topic couldn’t be more timely. COVID and anxiety about the country’s political future have many Americans on edge this election season and some are arming up. In such a climate, how can we turn down the volume on fear and nonviolently ensure communities, political leaders and activists feel safe? How can we ensure all sides feel heard? How can we nonviolently protect democracy?
Mel, a man with an impressive history of applying nonviolence to the “tough places,” will help answer these questions and more, so join us Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
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Background: Mel Duncan is co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), a global civilian protection agency (NGO) based in humanitarian and international human rights law. NP’s mission is to protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies, build peace side by side with local communities, and advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity. Guided by principles of nonviolence, non-partisanship, primacy of local actors, and civilian-to-civilian action, NP has worked in numerous countries of conflict including South Sudan, East Timor, and Sri Lanka. For the past several months, Mel has been applying this approach to conflicts around policing in the city of Minneapolis, MN.