Award-winning short film shows the making of a civil rights legend

    Based on interviews conducted by Clayborne Carson, “When I Get Grown” tells the story of how Bernard Lafayette became a Freedom Rider.

    We provide educational resources on the safe and effective use of nonviolence, with the recognition that it’s not about putting the right person in power but awakening the right kind of power in people. We advance a higher image of humankind while empowering people to explore the question: How does nonviolence work, and how can I actively contribute to a happier, more peaceful society?

    Waging Nonviolence partners with other organizations and publishes their work.

      Nonviolence confronts colonial legacies

      Tim Pluta and Adrienne Kinne discuss their recent work in Western Sahara, while Laurence Cox offers hopeful conclusions on the end of empire.

        Nonviolence training can change the world

        Kazu Haga of the East Point Peace Academy and Robin Wildman from Nonviolent Schools RI discuss different types of nonviolent trainings.

          ‘Waste no more time’ — a teacher’s call to act on gun violence

          and Francesca Po
          June 8, 2022

          Educator and peace activist Francesca Po discusses the need for gun safety laws and a change in the culture of policing.

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