Please come to JMU's Festival Center Ballroom on Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 to see photos taken by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. In their book, Hungry Planet - What the World Eats, Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio traveled to 24 countries and detailed a family’s weekly food purchases and the total cost. Come and view the differences, and similarities, from country to country.
Please join Amnesty International and the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence in welcoming Jean-Robert Cadet, author and former child slave from Haiti, to the JMU campus on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m. in HHS 2301. Come hear his story and how child slavery is still prevalent and what is being done to help.
This year, over 13 million American children will be bullied – at home, on the playground, online, on the bus, through their cell phones, and on the streets of their towns. Bullying is most common form of violence young people in this country experience. BULLY is the first documentary to show how we've all been affected by bullying.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall Auditorium to watch this documentary. There will be a panel discussion following the film on Tuesday.
Please join us on the JMU campus on Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Harrison 1261 for a lecture by Professor James K. Stanescu of Mercer University. His talk will examine violence and living in the age of factory farms.
Please join us on the JMU campus on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Harrison Hall 2105 for a discussion and two short films. "A Mother's Walk" follows Hatidza Mehmedovic, a Bosnian woman whose husand and two sons were killed in the Srebrenica genocide, as she and other "Mothers of Srebrenica" visit the sites where their loved ones were killed on the one day a year they are allowed to do so. "Future Tense" offers a multi-ethnic youth perspective on the deep divisions that persist in the aftermath of the Bosnian War and examines what can be done in order for the region to move forward. A Q&A will follow.
Join us August 13-17 from 9 am - 3 pm for Peace Camp in Memorial Hall! Peace Camp is for children ages 6-13 to teach children the value of nonviolence through fun and interactive activities that get them thinking about the world around them.
Thank you to everyone who came to the event!
A Discussion with Dr. Bidyut Chakrabarty
April 17, 2012
This purpose of this discussion was to attempt to comprehend the evolution of a loyalist Gandhi to a rebel Gandhi in the course of his struggle against racism, colonialism and political dis-enfranchisement of those belonging to the British Empire. The goal is to understand and also explain the dilemma that Gandhi had while fighting for justice in South Africa and India. How did this dilemma emerge and play itself out in Gandhi's life and thought?
JMU Amnesty International, EARTH Club and the Gandhi Center presented Gasland, a film about hydrofracking and its deadly consequences throughout America.
Documentary about displacement in Colombia.
Remembering Yeardley Love's Story seeks to educate the JMU student population about the prevalence, severity and preventability of dating and intimate partner violence on college campuses. Speakers Candy Phillips and Melissa Waite share experiences working at First Step, Harrisonburg's battered women's shelter, and Dr. Jenelle Boo and Patricia Crocker will inform students about counseling services for survivors and victims.
A Discussion About Religion and War and Their Interconnectedness and Contradiction
March 13, 2012
For many we would assume that religion and war would be an oxymoron, and yet throughout history they are intimate partners sharing the same mask of death and destruction. What is their fellowship about? Why is it that religion is the basis of so much conflict across the planet? Are we confused, or has our faith been perverted?
Drawing Peace is a drawing and painting contest for children 5-11 years of age. The objective of Drawing Peace is to foster an awareness of justice, nonviolence and peace through visual art. It is our hope that the contest will encourage the discussion and exploration of the concepts of nonviolence, justice and peace in elementary school age children. For more information, please view the letter from the director, the consent, and the Drawing Peace flyer.
A Discussion About Violence in Our Lives, Our Culture and Our World
February 16, 2012
There are many different forms of violence: emotional, harassment, isolation/deprivation, verbal, and intimidation, physical, sexual, and economic, structural which can be collective or individualized. There is solid evidence that there is a strong correlation between social inequity and all forms of violence.
Please come to the CCM (Catholic Campus Ministry) House located at 1052 S. Main Street on December 3 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to donate gently used clothing to the less fortunate! Clothing will be going overseas to Uganda and Nicaragua. Infant and children's clothing accepted as well! Please click on the link below for more information:
Our fourth annual Global Nonviolence Summer Camp was a huge success! With 37 campers and 23 volunteers, we had a blast learning about leaders who have build peace around the world.
For news articles on the Camp, read on:
Stay tuned to our website for information on next year's Global Camp!
Stephanie Yip’s class, “Revolution of the World” series, School of Creativity, Hong Kong
Stephanie Yip’s class, “The Peaceful Ethnicity” series, School of Creativity, Hong Kong
Mike Chan’s class, “Visit to a Mysterious Land” series, Chong Hok Tong Education Center, Hong Kong
Mike Chan’s class, “Love Around the World” series, Chong Hok Tong Education Center, Hong Kong
Elizabeth Healy, Keister Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
Alison Sokoloff, Keister Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
Julia White, Keister Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
Dora Yates, Keister Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
Justin Breeden-Quintas, Keister Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
Ian Mburu Njuguna, Keister Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
Jordyn Michelle McHone, Keister Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
The Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence is proud to present a Day of Service at the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue. The RVHR works hard to prevent equine abuse, take care of horses, and provide much-needed shelter. We will be assisting their efforts. The cost to volunteer is only $10! We will meet at the Gandhi Center at 7am on April 9th and be back by 8pm. If you're interested email Diana Gates, Alternative Break point-person, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Center located at 500 Cardinal Drive.