David Hartsough: Waging Peace - Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist

David Hartsough
October 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall 160 West

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

David Hartsough is the Executive Director of PEACEWORKERS, co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and co-initiator of World Beyond War. David knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block Navy ships headed  for Vietnam and trains loaded with munitions on their way to El Salvador and Nicaragua. He has crossed borders to meet “the enemy” in East Berlin, Castro’s Cuba, and present-day Iran. He has  marched with mothers confronting a violent regime in Guatemala and stood with refugees threatened by death squads in the Philippines.

Waging Peace is a testament to the difference one person can make. Hartsough’s stories inspire,  educate, and encourage readers to find ways to work for a more just and peaceful world.Inspired by the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Hartsough has spent his  life experimenting with the power of active nonviolence. It is the story of one man’s effort to live as though we were all brothers and sisters.

Engaging stories on every page provide a peace activist’s eyewitness account of many of the  major historical events of the past sixty years, including the Civil Rights and anti–Vietnam War movements in the United States and the little- known but equally significant nonviolent efforts in the Soviet Union, Kosovo, Palestine, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

Hartsough’s story demonstrates the power and effectiveness of organized nonviolent action. But  Waging Peace is more than one man’s memoir. Hartsough shows how this struggle is waged allover the world by ordinary people committed to ending the spiral of violence and war.

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