Through the eyes of children
Water color paintings by Syrian Children
Through the Eyes of Children, May 1 through July 31, 2013 First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA in the Chapel
In cooperation with CNVS, the First Unitarian Church in Worcester is hosting an art exhibit of water color paintings by Syrian war refugee children to raise awareness about the Syrian civil war and the peaceful democracy activism still taking place there despite the violence. The artwork was created by children between the ages of 8-12 who have fled Syria with their families and are now living in Kilis, Turkey, near the northwestern border of Syria, as part of a program being run by the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria (CCSDS). Read more.
The following two events have been planned around this art exhibit:
12:00 noon, Sunday May 12, 2013: Religion in Our Times: Talk and Discussion on the Syrian Civil War and Peaceful Resistance. Given by Hiam Altalli, Octavia Taylor, and Josie Shagwert. Ms. Altalli is a Syrian civil society activist. Ms. Taylor and Ms. Shagwert have been active in the Syrian movement for peace since living in Damascus in 2010. Ms. Shagwert recently returned from Gaziantep, Turkey, where she worked with the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria for two months.
11:30 AM Sunday May 26, 2013 Coffee Hour in the Chapel. Memorial Day Weekend coffee hour in the Chapel to give everyone an opportunity to view the paintings and learn about the Syrian children
NEW DATE: Friday, May 31, 2013 at Shaker Hills Golf Course, 146 Shaker Road, Harvard, MA 01451. Join us for a great golf tournament! Registration 11:45 AM. Shotgun Start 1:00 PM. Entry fee $125 per player. Fees cover 18 holes with cart, use of driving range, and post tournament party. Raffles! Prizes! Contests!Click here for more information.
All proceeds support the work of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions.
Read about the Conflict and Cooperation Program in Worcester's Sullivan Middle School, one of the education initiatives of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions. Click on the link above to read the article from the Telegram & Gazette Town News on February 1, 2013.
Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA, Editorial Page, February 7, 2013. The Center for Nonviolent Solutions doesn't shout about itself. The Worcester nonprofit founded in 2009 is on quieter paths, including one that has carved an effective niche in city schools. read more...
(pictures by Justin Duffy from CNVS "Conflict and Cooperation" Program at Goddard Academy, Sullivan Middle School)
If We Don’t Teach Peace, a 16-minute documentary video, talks about the education mission of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions. Board Member, Michael Langa says, “....I have learned early in life, if you don’t teach peace, somebody is teaching war. There are more advocates of violence than peace, so we need to get out there and teach peace."
Love Is...A Teen Dating Public Service Announcement was developed by teens in our VIP (Violence Intervention Project) at the Worcester Youth Center and was inspired by the personal experience of one of the participants.
NEWS and EVENTS
The Way of Nonviolence 2012
A Luncheon Honoring Michael D. True
Saturday, October 20, 2012
This event honored CNVS Founder Mike True's numerous contributions to the study of nonviolence and peacemaking as a Professor, activist and writer. Guest speaker wasEileen F. Babbitt, PhD, Professor of Practice in international Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Tufts University.
A White Oak Tree was planted in honor of William P. Densmore on October 24, 2012 in Institute Park, Worcester, MA. Bill Densmore is a co-founder of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions. He was the 2011 Honoree of the Way of Nonviolence Luncheon
Bill with his Oak Tree in Institute Park, just a few blocks from his home in Worcester, MA