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Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation Book Launch

Advancing Nonviolence and Social TransformationDate: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: 25One Community, 251 Bank St. 2nd floor

Please join co-editors Heather Eaton and Lauren Levesque and five Ottawa-based contributors – Sophie Cloutier, Richard Feist, Eileen Kerwin Jones, Noel Salmond and Martin Samson – in a discussion of nonviolence, which is emerging as a topic of great interest in activist, academic, and community settings. In particular, nonviolence is being recognized as a necessary component of constructive and sustainable social change.

This book considers nonviolence in relationship to specific social, political, ecological and spiritual issues. Through case studies and examinations of social resistance, gender, the arts, and education, it provides specialists and non-specialists with a solid introduction to the importance and relevance of nonviolence in various contexts.

Nonviolence is the most important – and most neglected – path forward for humanity, and this breathtaking new collection offers many new insights into the way of nonviolence for our troubled world. I hope many will read it, discuss it, and share it widely so that together we can ‘advance nonviolence’ for positive social transformation for justice, disarmament, and peace. We can all become nonviolent. We can all work for a more nonviolent world. We can all join the global grassroots movement for a new future of nonviolence. This wise book is a gift that can help us with the task ahead.
—John Dear, activist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

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