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  Center for Economic & Social Justice Get involved. Work in solidarity with others. Identify with a global network of social justice volunteers. Educate yourself and spread the word to support access to capital ownership as a basic human right.   Great Nonprofits This Website is a great resource for finding top-rated social justice nonprofits […]

On Spiritual Retreat

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Like we do every summer, this past July XC hosted our Inner Justice Intensive retreat (IJI), one of our signature offerings for agents of change. It’s a retreat that’s meant to support activists in connecting to their inner selves so that the work they do comes from a place of true alignment, because how we […]

Amnesty International | United Against Injustice

Human Rights For All

  This month marks the anniversary of Peter Benenson article, “The Forgotten Prisoners.” Fifty-one years later, Amnesty International continues to build a movement that audaciously defends inequalities in human rights all over the globe. This short, produced by Jeff Dupre documents 50 years of Amnesty International’s tireless work. Watch Human Rights for All

Love that Does Social Justice | IISC

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Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) is “a nonprofit organization that works for social justice and sustainability” by fostering great social impact through a variety of workshops and services. Their work helps folks develop relationship skills in organizations such as, “networks and coalitions, nonprofits (of all sizes), public sector agencies, schools and school systems, and […]

Stacy Kono | Leading Heart First

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Stacy Kono is the Director of Programmatic Partnerships at the Rockwood Leadership Institute. She oversees Rockwood’s trainings and fellowship programs which equip over 300 leaders a year with tools in collaboration and sustainable leadership. She joined Rockwood after having worked for ten years as an organizer with Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) in Oakland. Stacy […]

adrienne maree brown | without manipulation

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Original post “without manipulation” written by adrienne maree brown and posted on The Luscious Satyagraha blog, January 27, 2012. For the rest of 2012, and hopefully beyond, we will be featuring a floating column with contributions from adrienne maree brown’s Luscious Satyagraha blog.  Except to see her featured in various sections of the blog. Enjoy this […]

Claude AnShin Thomas | The Art of Nonviolence

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Claude AnShin Thomas, Zen Buddhist Monk and Author, born 1947. He served in Vietnam from 1966-67. Since that time he has been working to heal the wounds from that war: emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, using these experiences to help others. He was ordained in the Japanese Soto Zen Tradition in 1995. In 2004 his book […]

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  WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | February 10, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   Food, Justice & Sustainability | author, activist, chef Bryant Terry Fox Theater | Oakland, CA Thursday | January 26, 2012 | 7:00-10:00pm Register   Social Justice in Higher […]

Precious Knowledge Film Screening

The Schomburg Center’s Langston Hughes Auditorium | Harlem New York, NY Saturday | November 12, 2011 | 3pm-7pm More Info

quote | november 2011

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“Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.” Mohandas Gandhi

Michael Nagler | Nonviolence, The Way Back

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Michael Nagler is Professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley, where he co-founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program in which he taught the immensely popular nonviolence course that was webcast in its entirety as well as PACS 90, “Meditation” and a sophomore seminar called “Why Are We Here? Great Writing on […]

Banquet 2011 | Jobs, Workers Rights and Defending the American Dream

People’s World |  Chicago, IL Sunday | November 20, 2011 | 1pm-4pm Register