Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies

Promotes peace and a global beloved community through nonviolence.

Events

Gandhi and King: Roots of Nonviolence

Gandhi and King: Roots of Nonviolence

Gandhi and King: Roots of Nonviolence

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

Gandhi Scholar Prasad Gollanapalli discusses the relationship of Gandhian and Kingian Nonviolence.

Gandhi Essay contest winner read their essays!

Thursday June 6th, 7-9 pm

Multicultural Center Hardge Forum

The Children’s March Documentary

The Children’s March Documentary

The Children’s March Documentary

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

Academy Award Winning film “The Children’s March” tells how young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees.

Wednesday June 5th, 7-9 pm

Multicultural Center Hardge Forum

Force More Powerful Documentary

Force More Powerful Documentary

Force More Powerful Documentary

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

“Force More Powerful” Documentary. How nonviolent weapons overcome oppression? Q&A with Dr. Bernard LaFayette.

Tuesday June 4th, 7-9 pm

Multicultural Center Hardge Forum

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Martin Luther King Documentary

Martin Luther King Documentary

Martin Luther King Documentary

International Nonviolence Summer Institute 

“King” documentary  and discussion with civil rights Luminary and nonviolence authority Dr. Bernard Lafayette.

Monday June 3rd, 7-9pm

Multicultural Center Hardge forum

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Welcome Cookout

Welcome Cookout

Welcome Cookout

International Nonviolence Summer Institute

Monday June 3rd, 5-7pm

Multicultural Center lawn

Big Thinker from the Center

Big Thinker from the Center

My big idea is to travel the world

Written by communications major Marilyn Soum ’14

During Spring Break, I joined 17 other URI students on a whirlwind trip to Nepal that was as exciting as it was educational. We traveled halfway around the world with URI’s Center of Nonviolence and Peace Studies, to learn techniques for promoting peace, social justice, and transformational change in various settings and contexts. The International Kingian Nonviolence conference was led by URI’s own Psychology Professor Paul Bueno de Mesquita and a URI alumna, social justice advocate, and female rapper, Kalyana Champlain. The training, and the whole journey, transformed me in ways I never imagined. Click here to read more.

Martin Luther King Jr. week

Martin Luther King Jr. week

Celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. week with us!

Monday, February 4 – Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dr. King’s speech entitled, “The Future of Integration,” advocated for civil rights and nonviolent protest for social change. He said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

Be a part of the human progress and click here for this week’s events!

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Inner Peace Workshop

Inner Peace Workshop

February 16th to March 23rd (Every Saturday)

This Spring,the Center of Nonviolence & Peace Studies is offering a Six- week Inner-Peace workshop on saturdays for 45 members of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on URI kingston Campus.

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