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Turning Points: Living Nonviolence

  • Minneapolis Peace Center 4200 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis (map)

Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times
Peace & Social Justice Writers Group / The Loft, Mpls.
Living Nonviolence: Reading and Discussion
7 PM, Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)

4200 Cedar Ave in Minneapolis

Creators of the TURNING POINTS Anthology will present excerpts from essays related to themes supporting Twin Cities Nonviolent (September 20-29). After the reading, small group discussion is encouraged so we can share with each other our thoughts, perspectives and experiences around peace and nonviolence. Did an event, a person, an idea open the way of peace for you? Has peacemaking been a struggle? What are the current obstacles to peace, both individually and collectively? Does social peace have a chance now? Can peace and nonviolence be effective today?

Music, a brief slideshow and refreshments accompany this communal exploration of nonviolence.

Quotes from Turning Points anthology

Ironically, my biggest challenge hasn’t been around any of the conflict transformation work that I’ve done since gaining my Peace Studies degree, but something much more fundamental: convincing people that peace is possible, powerful and accessible. — Marianna Fransius • Making Peace Sexy

I look back at my 12-year-old self and I feel proud of him. Knowing that there was no end in sight of the bullying and no one would ever have his back—in the face of all that—still he said to himself: never again. Fighting was not the answer. It never was and never would be. It took strength to believe that.
I would even say courage. — Michael Kiesow Moore • The End of War

I live in a world of violence. I live in a world of war. I live in a world of poverty among plenty. I live in a world of ecological destruction. And I live in a world of grotesque injustice. Why? — Robert J. Burrowes • Why Am I?

For information: 612-827-5364 loftpeacewriters@gmail.com

This event is part of the Twin Cities Non Violence Second Annual 10 Days Free from Violence campaign.

Earlier Event: September 21
Walk for Planet Peace
Later Event: October 11
Rage Against the War Machine