Past Events

Bacha Khan:’My Life and Struggle’

The Metta Center is excited to support the launch of My Life and Struggle, The Autobiography of Abdul Ghaffar Khan. Join us on Facebook Live, Sunday, March 14th, 9AM Pacific Standard Time (9PM Pakistan Standard Time.) Speakers for this event include: Jalila Haider — Human rights lawyer and activist from Quetta currently at Sussex as… read more

’63 Boycott Screening

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools.… read more

Film Screening Thurs. Dec.10

You can catch a screening of the Third Harmony film at the Camera As Witness film event out of Stanford.  When: Thurs. Dec. 10, 2020 Time: 4 pm PST What: Screening of film and panel discussion to follow. Camera as Witness program presents POWER OF EMPATHY series co-presented with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International… read more

Nonviolence Report Oct 28

Join the conversation: There will be a conversation with the National Coordinator of Ekta Parishad (Unity Forum), Ramesh Sharma, on Thursday, October 29th, at 6:30 AM PST followed by a Panel discussion with activists Valerie Traore Burkina Faso and SomboonChungprampree from Thailand. Register here. Talking Peace and Restorative Justice on the Rise are co-hosting an… read more

United Nations Association Film Festival

Starting on October 15, the UNAFF’s 23rd Annual Film Festival theme, “The Power of Empathy,” is shining light on something vital. The Third Harmony is one of the many inspiring films they have lined up to highlight this power. The film brings you on a journey around the world as nonviolence practitioners, scientists, and scholars give… read more

No Plans for International Peace Day?

What better way to spend it than curled up watching The Third Harmony? You’ll learn about the philosophy behind nonviolence and how people around the globe have been utilizing this practice to create a more peaceful and harmonious world. Please join us at 6:00 pm EST Monday night, September 21st for the film and a post-screening… read more

The Third Harmony: World Premiere

WORLD PREMIERE FILM SCREENING, REEL HEALING & PANELSEPT 8-12, 2020Documentary | 2020 | 43 min | Directed by Michael Nagler FILM SYNOPSISNonviolence is humanity’s greatest (and most overlooked) resource; it lives within each of us as a powerful force for healing and change. Surveying some of the greatest minds in nonviolence, THE THIRD HARMONY shares newly discovered… read more

Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Pashtun Resistance

Join a special presentation on Friday, August 14 from 9:30-11 am Pacific. Registration below. Free to public. Reading the vernacular literature of the Khudai Khidmatgars—or the Servants of God—discloses how nonviolence was embodied, conceived and practiced in such large numbers by the majority of people living in the North-West Frontier Province of British India during… read more