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Non-violent Action: The Case of Nashville and the Civil Rights Movement

In the 1960s, Gandhi’s nonviolent weapons were taken up by black college students in Nashville, Tennessee. Disciplined and strictly nonviolent, they successfully desegregated Nashville’s downtown lunch counters in five months, becoming a model for the entire civil rights movement.

Guest Expert: Michael Beer, who is the Director of Nonviolence International and the author of 'Civil Resistance Tactics for the 21st Century'. The book can be accessed here:

Facilitator: A long-time activist, for over 30 years, LeeAnn McKenna has been doing work in conflict zones around the world, supporting local initiatives for peace.


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