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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Gene Sharp

WOVEN salutes the life and work of Dr. Gene Sharp

WOVEN salutes the life life and work of Dr. Gene Sharp: through his work, through his writing, through his dedication to understanding revolution and non-violence.

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Seasons Greetings from WOVEN 2017

WOVEN took to the streets to find out what people had to say about ending violence and coming together. Check it out here!

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Miriam College Center for Peace Education

Circle of Peace at Miriam College Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf

One of WOVEN’s international resources is the Miriam College Center for Peace Education, located in the Philippines. Led by Jasmin Nario-Galace, Ph.D., the center embraces its mission to help advance a culture of peace through education.

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IPI Live Events During Ministerial Week of the UN General Assembly

Our resource partner, the International Peace Institute, IPI, has an extensive webpage of all of their events taking place this week during the high-level week of the UNGA. Many of these events will be on-the-record and live streamed.

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circle of peace

Violence Is Our Enemy Not Each Other

WOVEN is committed to bringing people together to solve our differences. We support an individual’s right to speak out about their personal beliefs in a calm and civilized manner.

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“The M Word” Event

We encourage you to attend “The M Word: Muslim-American Stories of Hope and Resistance” on February 24th at Columbia University.

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new york live arts, peace through art, creating peace with art, performance art

Upcoming Programs at NewYork Live Arts

WOVEN supports NewYork Live Arts in their aspiration to bring people together through art and creativity.

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Telling the Full Stories Behind Historical Achievements

It’s important to tell the stories of those involved with humanity’s greatest accomplishments, but certain voices often go unheard and forgotten, while others rise to the forefront.

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Bringing Gun Violence Awareness to the Stage

The New York Times recently published an article featuring interviews with the writers behind three new plays that focus on gun violence.

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All That We Share

We were so touched by the message of this video by TV2Denmark.

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Musical Lyrics for the Circle of Peace

Song lyrics to Amazing Grace, Peace Train, and Blowin’ In the Wind. Join in!

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Join us Tonight at the Circle of Peace

Our Circle of Peace begins 5:30 pm tonight at 96th Street and Lexington beside Samuel Seabury Playground. WOVEN representatives will be there early to guide you on where to go, so be sure to get there on time for the full experience!

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