Posts by Stephanie Van Hook

Youth Organizing and Nonviolent Power

Joe Worthy is a National Organizer with the Children’s Defense Fund, an organization, which is, among other things, committed to helping youth strategize and win nonviolent campaigns, affirming that their voices and lives matter. If you are organizing in the youth community or in your school, Joe wants to be in touch. Find out more… read more

Lesson 7 (Family Program)

“The path of nonviolence requires much more courage than violence.” -Gandhi- Activities for Month Seven (Print Version Here)  Here’s a list of the activities for the month. Find descriptions below. Journal Family Meeting Gandhi Searches for Truth, Reading and Discussion (for whole family) Search for a Nonviolent Future, Reading and Discussion (for older teens and… read more

Nonviolence Tips for HS Students

In this week’s episode of Nonviolence Radio we review key dynamics and principles of nonviolence for those participating in #NeverAgain, #March4OurLives and for those supporting the US high school student movement to end gun violence. In part two of the show, we review news, resources, and events of nonviolence happening all around our beautiful world.  … read more

Workshop: Constructive Dialogue

How do we create constructive dialogue across differences that seem insurmountable? Join Lou Zweier for a workshop to learn practices and tools to connect and build empathy across personal and political divides. March 31, 1-5 PM The Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa $30 dollars suggested “love offering” Contact: Lou (@)… read more

Why choose kindness? Podcast

Christa Tinari, founder of Peace Praxis and co-author of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School, joins Nonviolence Radio to talk about the real meaning of kindness and some practical tools that can help us to show kindness with justice in more areas of our lives. Then, Marilyn King, two-time Olympian who has turned her vision to… read more

Unconditional Nonviolence: Mini-Retreat

  Nonviolence can sometimes be a source of worry–what if it doesn’t work? as well as contention–It’s fine for some things but it just wouldn’t work in THIS situation.    In this three hour session, we will take a deep look at nonviolence and allow ourselves to explore with curiosity and open-heartedness the nature of the… read more

Lesson 6 (Family Program)

“I believe in the sovereign rule of love which makes no distinctions.” -Gandhi- Activities for Month Six (Print Version Here)  The following activities are options for you to implement as works best for your family throughout the entire month. None are very demanding, but each one requires of us our full presence of mind and… read more


Come network at the Petaluma Peace Network’s headquarters at 205 Keller Street. We’ll meet in Suites 202D and 203. Bring a friend and your business card! Silent Auction items will be on display in 202B. “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”  -Margaret Wheatly-… read more

Interrupting Incarceration with Nonviolence

  Kazu Haga of East Point Peace Academy comes back to Nonviolence Radio with one of his students, Dion Martin. Martin became a trainer for Kingian Nonviolence through Kazu’s program while incarcerated at the San Francisco County Jail. After three years, he was acquitted and is now exploring ways of sharing his practice with others… read more

Rehumanization inside prisons

In this 8-minute TedX Talk from within Graterford State Prison, we get to turn the spotlight on the science of nonviolence through the power of rehumanization. Reflection: In what ways have your experiences shaped your views on the prison system in your country, and what is one thing you learned from Anthony Wyatt’s talk?  … read more