WORKSHOPS FOR MOBILISATION -
THE WAY FORWARD TOWARDS AN ERA WHERE NON-VIOLENT SOLUTIONS OF CONFLICT IS THE METHOD AND THE NORM
Thursday the 27th of June, from 7 pm to 9 pm.
It is our common goal to make a change as wars, again and again, develop without any other result than keeping up the arms-industry and boosting the stock exchange.
The people of the World do not want war. For obvious reasons: War kills innocent people, ruins families across generations, destroys ecological structures, and: The Human moral and dignity. War generates chaos and undermines important work within health, education, equality among people, the environment and the climate.
We can say for sure, that the majority of people in the World believe that War should be a matter of the past. Less and less support the ideology of power and wealth at every cost. Our common future needs more individuals and organizations that are ambassadors for changing the mentality and the ways of behavior in today’s World.
International Women's League for Peace and Freedom and the newly established AntiWar-Initiative in Bergen are the organizers of these Workshops. And this is an opportunity for us to become inspired and guided, by one of the most active peace-activists of our time: David Hartsough from the impressive organization World-Beyond-War.
David Hartsough is the author of the book "Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist". He will make an opening speech, and then we will all engage in a discussion, with questions and answers.
Let us join together at Kunsthall 3.14, Vågsallmenningen 12, first floor, Thursday 27th of June from 7 PM till 9 PM.
We hope many will be there and take part in the discussion for a future for all humans.
Entrance is free, and it will be the first in a series of arrangements we hope shall inspire and bring together the many wise and concerning minds of Bergen!
David Hartsough executive director of Peaceworkers, based in San Francisco, and is the co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce. He is a Quaker and member of the San Francisco Friends Meeting. He has a BA from Howard University and an MA in International Relations from Colombia University. Hartsough has been working actively for nonviolent social change and peaceful resolution of conflicts since he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1956.
Over the last 50 years, he has led and been engaged in nonviolent peacemaking in the United States, Kosovo, the former Soviet Union, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Iran, Palestine, Israel, and many other countries. He was also a peace educator and organized nonviolent movements for peace and justice with the American Friends Service Committee for eighteen years.
Hartsough has been arrested more than 100 times for participating in demonstrations. He has worked in the movements for civil rights, against nuclear weapons, to end the Vietnam War, to end the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan and to prevent an attack on Iran.