Connecticut Supreme Court: Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit Reinstated

The New York Times reported on the Connecticut Supreme Court decision to reinstate a major component of a lawsuit against Remington Outdoor Co. Inc. The lawsuit was brought against the North Carolina Company by families of both survivors and victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.

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New York Live Arts

We recently had the opportunity to speak with New York Live Arts, a center devoted to the creation of live art that elevates the human spirit and brings people together in shared humanity. Their mission is to keep live arts experiences at the center of a broader conversation about cultural values and the intellectual, aesthetic, and social purposes of art-making.

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Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation

Today we turn our focus to the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation, the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France, and China.

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Sing, Unburied Sing

Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award Winning Author, recently released her much anticipated third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing and we were fortunate to attend her first appearance in New York since the release. The event took place at the Schomburg Center and when Jesmyn Ward walked onto the stage, the joy and appreciation in the Langston […]

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#thisispeace

In a world where sometimes we all need a little reminder, we are thrilled to launch the ‘this is peace’ initiative. The mission of the campaign is to raise awareness and bring peace to everyone, everywhere.

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We Are All The Same Inside – Taking Teasing and Bullying Head On

WOVEN recently sat down with The T.I.M.M.E. Company’s founder, Timothy Bellavia, to hear about his companies mission and progress recently. The company was founded in 2000 with the mission of the company is to combat teasing and bullying in schools by creating a tool to celebrate what we have in common – how different we all are but how much we are also the same.

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Conflict Resolution Programs in Higher Education

Many colleges and universities in the United States offer Conflict Resolution Programs committed to peace using dialogue-based methods to manage and resolve conflict.

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A Benefit Performance of “Gloria: A Life”

Donor Direct Action presents a Benefit Performance of Gloria: A Life. The play is based on her extraordinary life and weaves together events from her 50 years in social and political activism.

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Columbine in Crimea

Air travel opened up the possibility of travel around the globe. Initially it was for those few privileged who could afford the cost. Eventually travel became more affordable allowing more and more people to move between countries and continents creating what became recognized as global citizens. Then came the Internet, further connecting individuals and cultures.

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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE A secular liturgical performance of Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

The Power of Non-Violence and Negotiation

Contemporary leaders learn from studying history and the individuals who have gone before. We look at one recent performance and two books published in 2017 that allow us insights into the past and inspire our work today.

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Earth Day: Exposing the Environmental Costs of War

For centuries, war has not only involved the annihilation of human life, but also environmental destruction, in the forms of both ‘collateral damage’ and deliberate damage to environments.

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K-12 EDUCATION: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

In March, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) released the results of a study showing that black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.

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A Dream of Non-Violence

Today we reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It was his dream that through non-violence we could work out the differences that divide us and live together in a peaceful environment.

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Sarah Beaulieu at the HBO premier of The Uncomfortable Conversation video screening

Uncomfortable Conversations … that become solutions

When Sarah Beaulieu’s delivered a TEDx talk in 2016 on the topic of sexual violence, the talk received such response she started an organization: Uncomfortable Conversation.

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There is a Solution

For decades Diana Wege has been visiting schools, advocating for gun control, meeting Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill and studying what can be done to end violence in our schools and teach children how to live without conflict.

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Conflict resolution training in the classroom

Diana Wege has been passionate about the need to incorporate conflict resolution training into the classroom.  Before founding WOVEN (We Oppose Violence Everywhere Now) she established CrUSAde (Conflict Resolution for Educators in the United States of America), a foundation that focused on anti-bullying programs.

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