30th Anniversary Video Series - Lessons and Celebration!

Please enjoy this video series in celebration of our first 30 years.

If you value this work, please help make our next 30 years even more impactful. 

Special thanks to our wonderful NY affiliate who produced this entire series.

Meet the founders of Nonviolence International, Mubarak Awad and Jonathan Kuttab as the former shares his inspiration for developing the organization. After starting the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence in Jerusalem but being deported by the state of Israel due to his activism, Mubarak wanted to share his dedication to nonviolence and create a connection for Palestinians in the rest of the world, leading him to start Nonviolence International.

Johnathan Kuttab discusses the importance of the use of nonviolent tactics around the world to defend and promote human rights and a life of dignity for all.

In this video, David Hart explains how crucial nonviolent resistance is in today's world to create a loving and living revolution that will facilitate the necessary change to create a better world.

Dr. Asna Husin shares how her upbringing in Indonesia has shaped her use of peace within conflict resolution.

Mohammed Abu-Nimer explains the beginning of his work in the field of nonviolence, the roles of gender and religion in peace-building, and how he finds motivation since nonviolence is effective as a way to solve conflict. His discussion covers his transition from physical confrontation to “experimenting with dialogue,” as a faster and more effective way to make a connection and sustain peaceful relationships. Mohammed is a Professor of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Founder and Director of the Salam Institute, and is a supporter and board member of Nonviolence Internationals.

Daryn Cambridge, member of the Nonviolence International Network and professor at the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict, tells the story of his visit to the National Civil Rights Museum with his young daughter. He discusses this impactful experience by talking about what he learned from seeing this presentation of such a painful yet inspiring part of history with someone so young.

Barbara Wien, professor at American University and named peace educator of the year, talks about her experience within a variety of movements and how nonviolent protest has made their work successful.

In this video, Dr. Karim Douglas Crow answers the question of what he believes to be the greatest challenge facing nonviolent resistance today.

Shaazka Beyerle discusses nonviolent action as one of the greatest forces of good and how it can be utilized as source of power that anyone can access, and that is strengthened when we all work together. Shaazka breaks down using nonviolent methods to identify problems, objectives, and to make demands to disrupt injustice and engage official power to build systems based in peace.

Paul Magno answers questions about working with International Human Rights, how he got into his line of work, and what he does Nonviolence International. Paul discusses working with grassroots movements and what it's like to be imprisoned for a cause.

Phil tells us about the origin of his dedication to nonviolence, his social activism, and the creation of a disarmament focus group at Cornell University that addresses these vital topics over breakfast. Phil also tells us about other nonviolent actors he admires and has worked with as well as the unwritten history of nonviolent techniques.

Writer and professor Abdul Said chats with us about the significance of removing barriers and building bridges to spread the message of peace and nonviolence. Abdul has worked as a consultant in many United States and United Nations departments, and has put many Peace and Conflict Resolution projects into action. He was awarded the El-Hibri Peace education award in 2007, and is the first occupant of the endowed Momhamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace. Abdul teaches international relations at American University.

Jack Healey, former Executive Director of Amnesty International US and founder of the Human Rights Action Center shares his insights on what nonviolence means to him.

Special thanks to our wonderful NYC affiliate

who recorded and produced this entire series. 

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