Ah what a difference a year makes. A year ago Occupy Providence was setting up in Burnside Park with thousands of people showing up for the first day march. Occupy Wall Street was a month old and Occupy groups were organizing on Cape Cod, in Worcester, Fall River and New Bedford. There was an excitement in the air as people found a way to have a voice and call for substantial change. Images of police out of control, pepper spraying young women in New York and elsewhere grabbed the attention of people who had managed to ignore the abuses the police daily dish ou
The Way of Nonviolence, a luncheon to honor Bill Densmore, filled a beautiful hall at Clark University on Saturday, October 22nd. Bill has been involved in the heart of his city (Worcester MA) for years, serving on boards, creating organizations to fill gaps and gently bringing his years of wisdom and experience to all he touches. His latest project was to help found the Center for Nonviolent Solutions. He brought management experience, knowledge of Worcester, his huge web of connections and his fundraising experience to the project, all with gentleness mixed with passion.
The Annual Meeting of the Center for Nonviolent Solutions will include the keynote presentation of Dr. David Adams, the Director of the International Year for the Culture of Peace at UNESCO, Dr. Adams was responsible for mobilization including the Manifesto 2000, a document signed by over 75 million people around the world. Following a career as Professor of Psychology for 23 years at Wesleyan University, he had come to UNESCO in 1992 to develop the Culture of Peace Programme as a supplement and alternative to military peacekeeping operations.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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