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Cafe #15: Snapshots from Around the World: 2021 with NP | Dec 9, 2021
Join us while Tiffany Easthom, Nonviolent Peaceforce's Executive Director, shares a dose of her inspirational realism during the next Nonviolence Cafe. You will get a 30-minute update about the global impact of your support and the opportunity to ask some questions afterwards. During the bleakest times, inspired leadership shines most brightly. Despite the discouraging news that we see every day, Nonviolent Peaceforce continues to step forward in hope and demonstrate the real possibility of a different reality.


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Cafe #14: Beyond Militarism: Nonviolence and Afghanistan | Sept 30, 2021
Join Safoora Arbab, scholar of feminist nonviolence, for a conversation on how we can move away from militarism as our first (and often only) option in a crisis. She will draw on her expertise on women in the Khudai Khidmatgar movement that took place in what is now Afghanistan. This cafe will be moderated by Lucy Nusseibeh, NP Board Chair and GPPAC's Gender Focal Point for the Middle East and Northern Africa.

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Cafe #13: Honoring the Past & Looking to the Future | July 15, 2021  
Join Co-Founders Mary Lou Ott, Davis Hartsough, and Mel Duncan for a conversation honoring NP's past, and how you are a part of how co-creating a future free of violence.



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Cafe #12: On the Ground in the U.S. | April 29, 2021
Hear from the Nonviolent Peaceforce US Program team on their community safety work surrounding the trial of Derek Chauvin and civil unrest following the death of Daunte Wright. 

Related Links: Additional Resources 


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Cafe #11: Mending & Moving Beyond Broken Bridges: Unity, Accountability, and Peace | February 25, 2021 
How do we move forward when there are deep societal divides? What are some steps we can take as individuals? How does Nonviolent Peaceforce play a role? Featuring Kazu Haga (East Point Academy, U.S.) and Rocky Ambago (Nonviolent Peaceforce, Iraq and South Sudan). Hosted by Kalaya'an Mendoza. 

Related Links: On Healing Resistance (Podcast)We need to build a movement that heals our nation’s traumas (Article)

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Cafe #10: How can Nonviolence Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence? | December 10, 2020 
Hear from women peace leaders from around the world about how they make an impact in their communities. This event will take place on December 10, which is Human Rights Day and last day of #16DaysOfActivism against Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Women. 



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Cafe #9: The Third Harmony | November 12, 2020 
For episode nine in our Nonviolence Series, we are hosting a roundtable discussion on the The Third Harmony, the newest documentary from Michael Nagler and the Metta Center for Nonviolence.
Related links: More about the film and featured orgs | Watch the film


 Episode_8Cafe #8: What is Safety in My Community? | October 22, 2020 

How I could use nonviolence to provide safety in my community? Sharing knowledge, experiences, and goals on nonviolent community safety in small groups. 
Related links: Email us with any questions | Resource Guide 


Episode_7 Cafe #7: Update on NP Work in the US | October 1, 2020 

Join Tiffany Easthom (NP Executive Director) as moderator for this dialogue with the US assessment team on alternative, nonviolent security in our schools and in our streets.
Related links: Email us with any questions | Our friends are offering trainings: here, here, here | Check out holdthelineguide


Episode_6 Cafe #6: Racism in Humanitarian Work | July 30, 2020  

Tiffany Easthom (NP Executive Director) to host discussion with Fatuma Ibrahim (Transition International & NP Board Member) and Kalim Ul Masih (Head of NP Iraq) on decolonizing humanitarian work and confronting systemic racism in the sector. 
Related links: (Article) The West’s humanitarian reckoning | (Reading list) Anti-racism and aid, organized by Fifty Shades of Aid


Episode_5 Cafe #5: The Dissent Channel | May 28, 2020

Tiffany Easthom (NP Executive Director) to interview The Dissent Channel author, Elizabeth Shackelford on her experience as a U.S. diplomat in war-torn South Sudan and the lessons she learned about the failings of U.S. foreign policy.  
Related links: Buy The Dissent Channel Book now | Receive a Signed Bookplate with a gift of at least $25 to NP


Episode 4Cafe #4: Called to Action | April 16, 2020

What actions can you take now to work towards sustainable peace? Hear from Gareth Sweeney (Crisis Action), Gay Rosenblum-Kumar (NP UN Representative), and Mel Duncan (NP Co-Founder and Director of Advocacy and Outreach).
Related link: Actions for U.S. Congress Advocacy


Episode 3Cafe #3: The Next Gen & The Potential for Peace | April 9, 2020

How does this era have the potential to be a time for peace? Sharing knowledge and experiences in small groups, led by facilitators from the next generation of peacebuilders.



Episode 2Cafe #2: Responding to COVID-19 in the Field | April 2, 2020 

How are our teams in the field adapting to the changes brought by COVID-19? Hear from Tiffany Eastom (NP Executive Director), Thiago Wolfer (NP Interim Head of Mission in South Sudan), and Rosemary Kabaki (NP Head of Mission in Myanmar).



Episode 1Cafe #1: Reframing the Covid Crisis from War to Reawakening | March 26, 2020 

How are we framing the COVID-19 crisis from war to a reawakening? Hear from Ken Butigan (Pace e Bene), Mel Duncan (NP Co-Founder and Director of Advocacy and Outreach), and Tiffany Easthom (NP Executive Director).
Related link: Love and Nonviolence in the Time of Coronavirus







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