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August 28, 2008

Nonviolence Conference Continues ThroughSeptember 14

The Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program is co-sponsoring the Nonviolence as a Way of Life Conference at the University of Oregon from September 11-14, 2008, in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom.

Keynote speakers for the conference include Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, creator of Nonviolent Communication; Reverand C.T. Vivian, a key strategist for the civil rights movement, serving on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s executive staff during many nonviolent actions, including the Selma march; and Julia Butterfly Hill, an environmental activist, author, and poet, well known for her 738-day tree-sit in a 600-year-old redwood tree.

Nearly 100 additional trainers, professionals, and activists will share tools and experiences of nonviolence with attendees. To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.nonviolentliving.org/.

Additional sponsors of the conference include:
The Coalition for Nonviolent Living
The Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication
The Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace
The Oregon Humanities Center
The UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace
The Sociology Department
The McKenzie River Foundation
The International Studies Department
The Center on Diversity and Community
The Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program
Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss

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