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04/01/2020
Nonviolence International

Join all of us in the Nonviolence International are meeting with Sami Awad, Founder of the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, will share about the impact of Covid-19 on Palestinians; changes in the conflict over 25 years; and nonviolent opportunities Covid-19 presents to people in the region.

Nonviolence Conversation from Bethlehem with Sami Awad

1030 EDT (1430 GMT) to 1130 EDT (1530 GMT)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020



Sami Awad, Founder of the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, will share about the impact of Covid-19 on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; changes in the conflict over 25 years; and nonviolent opportunities Covid-19 presents to people in the region.

Join us on Zoom, and if you are not in the first 100 participants, you may join us on our page,

You can access the webinar via Zoom through this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/178475625

Sami Awad is the founder of Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, Palestine for which Nonviolence International serves as the US fiscal sponsor. Holy Land Trust is committed to supporting, training and developing nonviolence in the Holy Land. Sami was influenced by the teaching of his uncle, Mubarak Awad, the Palestinian activist who promoted nonviolent resistance to the occupation during the first Intifada (popular uprising) and was arrested and deported by the Israeli government for his peaceful / nonviolent activities.

Sami promotes and engages in nonviolent truth-telling, healing and transformation work in Palestine and world-wide. .

Sami Awad holds an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Divinity from the Chicago Theological Seminary, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the American University in Washington D.C. and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas.

Join Nonviolence International in a nonviolent revolution and become an Agent of Change.
02/15/2020

Join Nonviolence International in a nonviolent revolution and become an Agent of Change.

We have worked on a myriad of projects over the last #30YearsOfNI. From the United Nations to the streets of communities all over the world, Nonviolence has had an active voice and a steady presence. Check out our new video about the upcoming video series to learn more about the work that Nonviolence International has done, and is looking forward to doing in the future. #nonviolenceNY #UNITEDNATIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaH0hIy9H_0&feature=youtu.be

How does "The Psychological Effects of Naturalizing Violence in Television" affect us all. One really interesting fact i...
07/29/2019
The Psychological Effects of Naturalizing Violence in Television

How does "The Psychological Effects of Naturalizing Violence in Television" affect us all.

One really interesting fact is;
"By the time a person in the United States is eighteen years of age, they will have been exposed to nearly 200,000 acts of violence in the media, most of which do not demonstrate negative consequences afterward. Increased exposure to gun violence on-screen can lead to a higher likelihood of guns being abused, and used to harm oneself or other individuals"

this article dives into some interesting facts about this topic.

What do you think about what Nonviolence International-NY's Harita Vyas's article?

LINK: https://medium.com/nonviolenceny/the-psychological-effects-of-naturalizing-violence-in-television-30bdb21ab528

Gun violence in the entertainment industry is becoming increasingly common and available, especially to young children, and influencing…

world peace needs a clean world.acting as an individual can generate long term contributions to achieving peace worldwid...
07/25/2019
The Ties Between Peace and Sustainability - nonviolenceny - Medium

world peace needs a clean world.
acting as an individual can generate long term contributions to achieving peace worldwide. read more about the direct connection between the climate and world peace

Nonviolence International-NY
Link: https://medium.com/nonviolenceny/the-ties-between-peace-and-sustainability-37ccab8f710

The environment has a direct link on the prosperity of a nation. Across the globe, communities experiencing strife and civil unrest often…

Learn more about the Gun industry and the Costs of Gun Violence and Ownership. "The gun industry contributes to the live...
07/22/2019
The Economic Costs of Gun Violence and Ownership - nonviolenceny - Medium

Learn more about the Gun industry and the Costs of Gun Violence and Ownership.
"The gun industry contributes to the livelihoods of over 310,000 people with steady livable incomes" but is that worth the number of lives lost because of the way this industry runs?

"the gun industry was responsible for as much as $52.09 billion in total economic activity in the United States. Despite the economic contributions of the industry itself, this is incomparable to the over $229 billion that gun violence costs Americans in direct and indirect costs as reported by the Giffords Law Center"

LEARN MORE and Tell us what you think of the Article highlighted today.
https://medium.com/nonviolenceny/the-economic-costs-of-gun-violence-and-ownership-ebdec742f9dd

While the societal impact of guns is enough to spark outrage and disdain toward the gun industry itself, little is often elaborated on its…

What’re the first words that come to mind when you think of the Democratic Republic of the Congo? is it ART or THEATER.....
07/18/2019
The “Soft Weapon” of Theater: Reintegrating the Former Child Soldiers of the DRC Back into Civilian…

What’re the first words that come to mind when you think of the Democratic Republic of the Congo? is it ART or THEATER... it is for me now... Learn about the theater group who is saving lives in the DRC, Reintegrating the Former Child Soldiers of the DRC Back into Civilian Life using “Soft Weapons”

this article has burned into my memories because of the beautiful impact this theater troupe has had on so many lives.

Please read the article and let us know what you think.

link: https://medium.com/nonviolenceny/the-soft-weapon-of-theater-reintegrating-the-former-child-soldiers-of-the-drc-back-into-civilian-821d1699fb3e

By Alison Skilton; Interview Translated from French by Amelie Namuroy

What do you guys think of this Article?This is an article addressing "A Proactive Approach to Saving Lives" the talented...
07/15/2019
A Proactive Approach to Saving Lives - nonviolenceny - Medium

What do you guys think of this Article?

This is an article addressing "A Proactive Approach to Saving Lives" the talented writer Pamela Guerrero speaks about the 20th anniversary of the high school shooting in Columbine, Colorado. She speaks about the debate that is still going on today about how "Gun-related deaths have become a rapidly spreading epidemic in the U.S. that is often met with failed reactionary tactics. From the beginning of 2019 until now, the U.S. is reported to have suffered up to 20,782 incidents of gun violence occurring in various locations around the country"
I think this topic is quite important and should truely be addrested for the sake of us all.
Thank you, Pamela, From Nonviolence International-NY for sharing this with us.

Please read this and let us know what you think?

Link: https://medium.com/nonviolenceny/a-proactive-approach-to-saving-lives-24aef413037d

April 20th marked the 20th anniversary of the high school shooting in Columbine, Colorado that claimed 13 lives and wounded more than 20…

12/12/2018
Nonviolence International-NY

JOIN US ON THE SECOND LIVE FEED of the Art of Survival with Nonviolence International-NY!
Join us!
Through art, we are amplifying the stories of survivors, illustrating their strength, resilience, and determination in support of ending the abuse of power and control over fellow human beings because of gender or gender identity.
Together let’s end Gender-Based Violence.

SECOND LIVE FEED:
Join us for our Art of Survival event! Through art, we are amplifying the stories of survivors, illustrating their strength, resilience, and determination in support of ending the abuse of power and control over fellow human beings because of gender or gender identity.
Together let’s end Gender-Based Violence.

12/12/2018
Nonviolence International-NY

Join Nonviolence International-NY the Art of Survival LIVE STREEM!!
Through art, we will be amplifying the stories of survivors, illustrating their strength, resilience, and determination in support of ending the abuse of power and control over fellow human beings because of gender or gender identity.
Together let’s end Gender-Based Violence.

Join us for our Art of Survival event! Through art, we will be amplifying the stories of survivors, illustrating their strength, resilience, and determination in support of ending the abuse of power and control over fellow human beings because of gender or gender identity.
Together let’s end Gender-Based Violence.

To all our NEW YORK Facebook Friends Join Nonviolence International-NY at the Art of Survival which amplifies the storie...
12/10/2018

To all our NEW YORK Facebook Friends Join Nonviolence International-NY at the Art of Survival which amplifies the stories of survivors by illustrating their strength, resilience, and determination in support of ending the abuse of power and control over fellow human beings because of gender or gender identity, through art.
Together we want to work to end Gender-Based Violence!

Join us in NYC:
artofsurvival.nonviolenceny.org

As the 16 Days against Gender-Based Violence campaign is ending, join us for the Art of Survival on December 11th at 6:30 Pm at WeWork Soho for our amazing event to help champion hope, strength, resilience, diversity, unity, and inclusivity.
Join us as it is time for change to celebrate survivors with FOOD, Field Experts, Survivors Recounting Their Stories and Live Artists!!!

Learn more:
ArtofSurvival.nonviolenceny.org

If you haven’t seen it yet join the Nonviolence International-NY team in thir Halloween makeup video!
11/08/2018

If you haven’t seen it yet join the Nonviolence International-NY team in thir Halloween makeup video!

Our Halloween video is now live! Visit our Youtube channel at Nonviolence International New York to see our creation come to life. Watch, like, comment, and share! You don’t want to miss out on this spooky fun.

https://youtu.be/9iQE2oy3Ejs

09/22/2018
Nonviolence International-NY

what do you do to support and cultivate a culture of peace?

It’s International Day of Peace! Today we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. We’ll explore the role of youth as they aim to uphold peace and respect regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, religion and cultural background. Enjoy our video as we highlight the meaning of peace and the role of youth activism in the attainment of this goal.


Click below to watch!


#NonViolenceNY #Youth4Peace #InternationalDayOfPeace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hyCHuHf0o0

As we begin the countdown for the International day of Peace, we focus on student movements/protests which have been at ...
09/17/2018

As we begin the countdown for the International day of Peace, we focus on student movements/protests which have been at the forefront of social and political changes throughout modern history. Our first post is about student-organized protest demonstration that sowed the seeds to bring the apartheid government to its knees.
On the morning of June 16, 1976, thousands of students in Soweto township, outside Johannesburg, marched to protest the poor quality of the Bantu Education System and the use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction. In reaction, South African security forces opened fire into the crowd , killing approximately 176 students. The way in which a peaceful protest became deadly indicated the ominous direction the South African society was moving toward and gave the world a glimpse of the oppression and cruelty of the apartheid regime.
However, what started as a protest from students of Soweto became a widespread revolt that turned into an uprising against the government, spreading its wings far and wide into the world. Students across the world walked out of class in solidarity with their South African counterparts. As we look back , the profound role young students have played in the struggle leading to the uprisings in 1976 proves to the world that young voices can bring significant changes. Check out our Medium page for more sources to explore this topic further.

https://bit.ly/2xhREv4

As we begin the countdown for the International day of Peace, we focus on student movements/protests which have been at the forefront of social and political changes throughout modern history. Our first post is about student-organized protest demonstration that sowed the seeds to bring the apartheid government to its knees.
On the morning of June 16, 1976, thousands of students in Soweto township, outside Johannesburg, marched to protest the poor quality of the Bantu Education System and the use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction. In reaction, South African security forces opened fire into the crowd , killing approximately 176 students. The way in which a peaceful protest became deadly indicated the ominous direction the South African society was moving toward and gave the world a glimpse of the oppression and cruelty of the apartheid regime.
However, what started as a protest from students of Soweto became a widespread revolt that turned into an uprising against the government, spreading its wings far and wide into the world. Students across the world walked out of class in solidarity with their South African counterparts. As we look back , the profound role young students have played in the struggle leading to the uprisings in 1976 proves to the world that young voices can bring significant changes. Check out our Medium page for more sources to explore this topic further.

https://bit.ly/2xhREv4

Nonviolence International-NY
09/16/2018
Nonviolence International-NY

Nonviolence International-NY

Solutions to the illicit arms trade, gun control, and safe storage are hard to find. The Western Balkans are struggling with those issues since the fall of Yugoslavia which cost many lives each year. Over the last 15 years, leaders from the Western Balkans and other parts of Europe have come together to work on combating this issue. Not only has this fostered cooperation between the historically conflicted nations but also, just the past July 10th they have finally agreed upon a common innovative Roadmap.

Nonviolence International-NY
09/05/2018
Nonviolence International-NY

Nonviolence International-NY

We are in the general assembly at the High Level Political Forum on the Culture of Peace (COPN)

This is a key aspect of sustainable peace, through out the following months we will be producing more content on this vital topic.

Learn more and Click the link below for to watch the High Level Political Forum on the Culture of Peace on UN TV 📺

Bit.ly/HLPF-COPN

04/28/2018
Nonviolence International-NY

Nonviolence International-NY's atest blog explores the developments of the UN 2020 agenda and the specific undertakings of the Nigerian and Canadian Permanent Missions to the UN as they work on improving the capacities for preventative action to combat violent conflict. Read more to take a look inside the UN and civil society's work to reform UN processes. https://www.nonviolenceinternational-ny.org/single-post/2018/04/26/How-do-we-Reform-Sustaining-Peace

Our latest blog explores the developments of the UN 2020 agenda and the specific undertakings of the Nigerian and Canadian Permanent Missions to the UN as they work on improving the capacities for preventative action to combat violent conflict. Read more to take a look inside the UN and civil society's work to reform UN processes. https://www.nonviolenceinternational-ny.org/single-post/2018/04/26/How-do-we-Reform-Sustaining-Peace

Despite all the rhetoric about leakers harming national security and lying under oath or to investigators, Donald Trump ...
04/13/2018
The Latest: Trump pardons Cheney aide Scooter Libby

Despite all the rhetoric about leakers harming national security and lying under oath or to investigators, Donald Trump has pardoned Scooter Libby.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney (all times local): 1:25

04/04/2018
NowThis

NowThis

One glimpse inside these Oklahoma classrooms explains exactly why teachers are on strike

Check out #NonviolenceNY 's new #WeeklyUpdate video talking about the #MarchforOurLives .
04/03/2018

Check out #NonviolenceNY 's new #WeeklyUpdate video talking about the #MarchforOurLives .

One of our interns taking a quick break after working so hard! She is one of the faces for our #WeeklyUpdate videos. There we give a quick summary of the news and talk about issues like #gunviolence. The most recent video she was featured in talked about the #MarchForOurLives and gave coverage on the Washington DC student lead protest.

Watch it here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kx9avTO_JIs

#guns #interns #work #news #update #NonViolenceNY

Nonviolence International-NY
03/18/2018

Nonviolence International-NY

#Trump has ousted Rex #Tillerson as Secretary of State and has chosen CIA Director Mike #Pompeo to take over the role. Pompeo still faces Senate confirmation. Tillerson and Trump have had a rocky relationship, with NBC reporting in October that he called Trump a moron. Trump said recently that he and TIllerson "were not really thinking the same thing. With Mike...we have a very similar thought process."
You can read Nonviolence International New York's coverage on American politics at https://www.aefocus.org/.

Sources: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/tillerson-s-fury-trump-required-intervention-pence-n806451
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/politics/trump-pompeo-tillerson.html

Good Morning everyone, in honor of the the US #NationalSchoolWalkout our partners at Nonviolence International-NY have r...
03/14/2018
Nonviolence International-NY

Good Morning everyone, in honor of the the US #NationalSchoolWalkout our partners at Nonviolence International-NY have released there newest video about gun violence.

Last semester, our interns made a video about their memories of mass shootings in America. Right now, there is a #NationalSchoolWalkout as a protest and memorial for the 17 #StonemanDouglas victims. Join us in discussing America's history of gun violence. Also, you can go to www.aefocus.org/actnow for more information on the campaigns we support.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UzSdjj8Qys&index=2&list=PLlqlYWOdg9UP6VfjV-mBax59QiiIc2vSD

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