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Nonviolent Peaceforce information session

You may have heard David Hartsough (co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce) speak in the Scheuer Room last semester about the historical and ongoing development of nonviolent responses to injustice and global and local social, economic, and environmental problems.  Several students expressed an interest in the local chapter of Nonviolent Peaceforce, so the local chapter is holding an information session to share more about the work of the organization and how you can get involved.

Thursday, January 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility

Keith Room

Swarthmore College

This meeting will provide students with an opportunity to learn about Nonviolent Peaceforce and find out how it facilitates peace in conflicted regions.

Nonviolent Peaceforce is an unarmed, professional civilian peacekeeping force that works in conflict zones worldwide (Current projects in Sri Lanka, Philippines, and Sudan).

The organization’s mission is to build a large-scale, trained, international civilian nonviolent peaceforce. Nonviolent Peaceforce is sent to conflict areas to prevent death and destruction and protect human rights, thus creating the space for local groups to enter into dialogue and to seek peaceful resolution to local conflicts.

View short videos, enjoy conversations with local Nonviolent Peaceforce supporters, and consider how to get involved.

For more information about Nonviolent Peaceforce, please visit www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

Maps and directions to campus are available at http://www.swarthmore.edu/visitordash/dash_visitors.php

A flyer is attached to this email

Sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies and the local chapter of Nonviolent Peaceforce


One response to “Nonviolent Peaceforce information session”

  1. Lee Smithey Avatar
    Lee Smithey

    Just a quick thank you to everyone who helped make the Nonviolent Peaceforce event at the Lang Center last night successful. 24 people attended despite roads and sidewalks that were beginning to ice over again. I would especially like to thank the NP volunteers who suggested and executed this. I know that it is the work that you and many others do that help extend NP’s reach and make it possible to refine and further develop this kind of work.