60 minutes | May 2nd 2017

War, Peace, and The Way Between: Activists, Educators, Organizers On the Role of Story in Waging Peace

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This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with five amazing guests - Kathy Kelly, Tom Hastings, David Soumis, Gretchen Casey, Cindy Reinhardt - who are all working in the fields of peace and conflict resolution as we take a look at Rivera Sun's novel, The Way Between, as lens for the escalating conflicts in our real world. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/ About Our Guests: Kathy Kelly is a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and a co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, which sent over 70 delegations to Iraq from 1996 to 2003, in open defiance of deadly U.S./UN economic sanctions. Her most recent travel has involved extensive work with community organizers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Kelly's nonviolent activism has incurred frequent arrests including several lengthy incarcerations in U.S. prisons against whose conditions she also campaigns. Tom Hastings is the Director of PeaceVoice, a professor of peace and conflict studies at Portland State University, and the author of several books including "A New Era of Nonviolence". David Soumis is a member of Veterans For Peace. Along with Lars Prip and other local VFP members, he demonstrates for peace weekly in Madison, WI, as well as participates in numerous other nonviolent actions for peace and justice. Gretchen Casey is the Training and Outreach Director for the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding in Gainesville, Florida. She is the founder of Unshame, a social media platform breaking the stigma around sexual violence. She has been a Victim Advocate with the Florida State Attorney's Office and Attorney General's Office for thirty-two years. Cindy Reinhardt works with people in coaching and runs a bed and breakfast in Crestone, CO, offering multi-day retreats to help people harmonize with their self, others, and the planet. Related Links: The Way Between by Rivera Sun https://www.amazon.com/dp/0996639136 The Way Between (on Rivera Sun's website) http://www.riverasun.com/the-way-between/ Voices for Creative Nonviolence http://vcnv.org/ Afghan Peace Volunteers http://ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/ PeaceVoice http://www.peacevoice.info/ A New Era of Nonviolence by Tom Hastings https://www.amazon.com/New-Era-Nonviolence-Power-Society/dp/078649431X Veterans For Peace https://www.veteransforpeace.org/ River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding http://www.centerforpeacebuilding.org/ Dragonfly House (Cindy's B & B) http://cindyreinhardt.com/dragonflyhousebedandbreakfast/ Cindy Reinhardt's Blog http://cindyreinhardt.com/thezone/ Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.org About Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timeline Rivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/
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