There are alternatives to the violence of war. On February 22, 2012 the Center for Global Justice presented a panel discussion of “Nonviolent Social Change” featuring Vic Bremson (a trained facilitator of Awakening The Dreamer, Changing the Dream symposia), Patricia Scott (Occupy Wall Street San Miguel de Allende), and Cliff DuRand (social philosopher and co-founder of the Center). There are many historical examples from the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s to the present Occupy Wall Street movement where nonviolent protest has contributed to significant social change. While the powers that be often respond with violence, this has not always been able to repress peaceful protest. The panel explored the theory and practice of nonviolence as a method for social change. The video of the talk by Patricia Scott on Nonviolence is here.
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