All Upcoming Events

September 18, 2017 - 9:00am to November 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Nonviolent Peaceforce is both proud and pleased to share with you its facilitated online course on Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP).

Be part of the action. Learn how to directly protect civilians in violent conflict. Unarmed civilian protectors save lives and reduce violence. In times of war and violent conflict that continue to...Read more

ICNC with Rutgers Univ. host a free, moderated online course, “People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance,”

September 27, 2017 - 9:00am to November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)  is now accepting applications for the moderated online course, "People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance." The course comes with optional graduate credits offered by the Graduate School of Rutgers University.  

The online course will...Read more

October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to October 22, 2017 - 10:15pm

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 5th Floor 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, District of Columbia

CODEPINK invites you to learn with us as we kick off a Divest from the War Machine campaign. Join us and a broad coalition of partner organizations for a day of examining the current state of the war machine (surprise- it’s thriving!) and learning the skills and knowledge necessary to...Read more

October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

Cape Cod Lounge, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Willy Wilkinson
Award-Winning Transgender Writer & Public Health Consultant

In this time of bigotry, violence, and uncertainty, resistance and resilience are critical to our survival. Join the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency for...Read more

“Investing in Minds not Missiles: Resisting the Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Weapons Escalation” – a lecture by MIT biologist Jonathan King

October 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

Gordon Hall 303 UMass Amherst, USA

The growth of higher education and university-based scientific research in the U.S. after WWII has been critically dependent on federal investments, voted annually as part of the congressional discretionary budget. In recent years more than 55% of this budget—our income taxes—has been spent on war and weapon purchase accounts....Read more

Logbona Olukonee

November 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Integrated Science Building (ISB) Room 145

Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series: 
Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.

Logbona Olukonee is an afrocuban feminist queer and audiovisual activist. She is focused on the genealogy of resistance of the intersections between race, gender and sexuality, of the black diaspora in the margins of Cuban...Read more

Non-Violent​ ​Direct​ ​Action​ ​for​ ​Social​ ​Change: Stepping​ ​Up​ ​Our​ ​ Game​ ​ One​ ​ Year​ ​ Later

November 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main Street, Amherst, MA USA

On this anniversary of the presidential election, the use of non-violent direct action (NVDA) to resist corporate greed, environmental destruction, racial injustice, and all violations of human rights appears more essential than ever. NVDA is more than risking arrest. Come explore all the myriad ways we can be engaged...Read more

November 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Campus Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

This interactive and participatory workshop introduces and explores the meaning of “civil disobedience” by illustrating how it has been used in history in different movements, for example the sit-ins in the Civil Rights. Examples from around in the world will be presented, with a focus on creativity and how to...Read more

November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to November 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

University of Otago, New Zealand

The Marsden Fund, and The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Otago, New Zealand present this conference, exploring what a new engagement with pacifism can offer to theories of revolution, practices of resistance, security policy and civilian protection, counterterrorism policy, political philosophy and democratic theory, state-building, peacebuilding, social...Read more

November 30, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall, Room 160 West, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Come for an exciting lunch panel on the state of racial justice activism since the 2016 Presidential election. This lunch presentation will bring together scholars interested in public engagement to hear from renowned reproductive justice activist and co-founder of SisterSong Loretta Ross...Read more