By David Hart

These are challenging times. Many of us are finding it increasingly difficult to find reasons to be hopeful. 

This is the time that Nonviolence International was made for. We work to build a global culture of nonviolence and to build hope in troubled times. We do this through our database of powerful Nonviolent Tactics, our inspirational Training Archive in partnership with Rutgers University, and our work as a backbone organization of the global nonviolent movement. 

Now we are adding to those valuable resources by launching our new YouTube channel: and our new series of videos putting a Spotlight on Nonviolence. 

We hope you will find inspiration in this series. But, as you know, we don’t just hope for a better world, we at NVI work for it everyday. We need your help to maximize the impact of this work. Please let us know what you think, who you’d like to see Kelly interview, and ideas you might have on how to further enhance this new initiative. 

A few years ago we were told that computer algorithms would serve us. Now we have learned that we serve them. So, we are compelled to ask you to “please like and subscribe” to our new YouTube channel so that others will be introduced to the work you already support. 

I want to introduce you to our wonderful intern, Kelly Quinn, who is leading this effort. Kelly will be spotlighting a wide range of activists and scholars to learn what gives them hope in hard times.

Kelly Quinn is a New York native currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a Master’s Candidate at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Her concentration is Behavioral, Social & Health Education Sciences. She is interested in digital health and human rights, with plans to one day earn her PhD and teach at the university level.

Kelly has been an artist since childhood. She is interested in a variety of mediums and has found her joy in mixed media. She describes her current work as “saturated, eclectic, and exploring the beauty of the female form.” She completed a two year Meisner technique acting program at NYC’s William Esper Studio in 2015. She has a passion for communicating and facilitating conversations with people from all walks of life!

When she is not studying or painting she can be found hiking with her dog, Dakota, in Georgia’s gorgeous mountains, reading, cross-training, and spending time with friends (high priority if they too have pups). Fun fact: She was a professional bartender in NYC for nearly 8 years and is a cocktail encyclopedia. 

If you want to check out Kelly’s awesome art, please visit:

You can even link from that site to her first gallery representation where you can purchase one of her pieces before they go up in price BIG time. 


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