Events

Upcoming Events at the Metta Center for Nonviolence and in Our Community

Metta sponsors and supports a wide range of talks, workshops, and other events to engage our community in an ongoing discussion about nonviolence. Please have a look below for our upcoming events including our ongoing film series, and our archive of past events which often contain video or audio of the event and other resources.

Upcoming Special Events


Cultural & Peace Trip to Iran: June 29 – July 9, 2017

Nonviolence International invites you to make history with an affordable travel opportunity: visit Iran. Delegation will include Dr. Mubarak Awad, founder of Nonviolence International, and Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink. Iran is home to 85 million people with an ancient history and culture. Iranians are eager to meet Americans to further mutual understanding and find common ground during these critical times. Join this unprecedented trip to open dialogue between Iranians and Americans who seek… read more


Past Metta Center Events


Social Justice Week: Sonoma State University

Sonoma State’s Social Justice Week: April 3 – April 7 Monday, April 3rd: Social Justice Week Kick Off 11 am-1 pm: Sponsors and Organizations Tabling in the Seawolf Plaza Monday Events: Ballroom B 1:00-2:00pm: North Bay Jobs with Justice: Higher wages movement, $15 an hour minimum wage, and Unionization 2:30-3:30pm: Police Brutality Coalition: Sonoma County Law Enforcement in the Time of Trump and What It Means for You 4:00-5:00pm: Global Critical Media Literacy Panel by… read more


Changing Times Spa Meditation Retreat: Mar 29

“Wherever people gather for selfless ends, there is a vast augmentation of their individual capacities. Something wonderful, something momentous happens. An irresistible force begins to move, which, though we may not see it, is going to change our world.” ~ Eknath Easwaran Wondering about the oppressive power the political situation is having over our minds and our lives in this unprecedented time? Power is not about physical strength. Nor is it about putting the right… read more


NONVIOLENCE IN THE HOLY LAND

Metta Center presents an evening with Ali Abu Awwad Ali, a Palestinian peace activist, joins us to speak about the Taghyeer (Change) Palestinian National Nonviolence Movement.  Taghyeer is dedicated to fostering Palestinian national nonviolent identity in action – through which communities, leaders, and organizations come together to address social development needs, and at the same time resist occupation and open a path to resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.   February 22nd at 7pm Congregation Ner Shalom… read more


Person Power: Yoga Workshop in NC

Tools to Renew Our Spirits & Transform Conflicts Stephanie Steiner of the Metta Center for Nonviolence and Sydney Hughes-McGee of 18 Springs Center for Healing Body and Earth are hosting this 1-day yoga workshop. In addition to practicing rejuvenating asanas and calming meditation, participants will dive into lively discussions about what it means to be an activist, how conflict matters to societal transformation, and why nonviolence is key to creating positive and lasting changes. Participation… read more


Love in an Age of Anger: Celebrating & Learning Nonviolence

~Exploring Nonviolent Strategy~ Thursday, February 23rd  6-8 PM AQUS CAFÉ   189 H Street, Petaluma A Benefit for Metta Center for Nonviolence In honor of founder Michael Nagler’s 80th birthday! Hosted by Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (ret.) How can we challenge injustice and build a future that rests on the foundation of nonviolence? We will come together as a community to make connections and discuss tools that support movement-building —and we will enjoy an evening of food… read more


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Ongoing Events


Family Program

In an effort to mentor the nonviolent leadership of the future, The Metta Center for Nonviolence is piloting a Family Program at our new office at 205 Keller (suite 202D). When: SECOND TUESDAY of the month, 3:30-4:30 pm.  Children will join a peace circle, with a story, snack, song, and creative activity/craft. Grown-ups are invited to join a parents circle to talk parenting, find inspiration and creative ideas for tough situations, and learn skills of… read more


Hope Tank – Petaluma and Berkeley

The world has enough think tanks… what we need is a “hope tank”! Join us for our monthly discussions in which we generate ideas for building a nonviolent world. Bring something to share for breakfast (vegetarian)! Details: Begins with meditation from 8:30-9:00 am, then potluck breakfast and discussion until about 11am. First Saturday of the month – Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA. RSVP here – stephanie@mettacenter.org Berkeley Hope Tank is paused… read more