You’re cordially invited to join Michael Nagler, the Metta Center for Nonviolence, and UC Berkeley’s Public Service Center for an online discussion of the Metta Center’s Third Harmony book and film projects. Please see the event and registration details below.
In his latest book, UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Micheal Nagler argues that nonviolence—not just as a tactic but as a way of being—is the only way to unite deeply divided people and enable progressive movements and leaders of all stripes to fulfill their promise and potential.
Citing the convergence of modern science and the essence of the world’s wisdom traditions, Michael Nagler points to a new story: the universe is conscious and purposeful, humans are spiritual beings, and cooperation and collaboration are our natural way of interacting. This “new story” has had other champions, but Nagler says that the missing piece has been the embracing of nonviolence—not only as a social change tactic but as a way of life.
Calling on us to realize the urgency of nonviolence for resolving our personal and collective problems, Nagler focuses on how to shift our stories on a personal, everyday level and then integrate these stories into the very foundations of our understanding of humanity and community.
This event is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Global Studies Department and The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. It is free and open to the public.
Event & Registration Details
• Date & Time: Wednesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. PST
• Meeting Place: Zoom, with an option to call in by phone
• Facilitators: Sandra Bass, Associate Dean and Director, UC Berkeley, Public Service Center; Stephanie Van Hook, Executive Director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence
• Register: Please do so via the UC Berkeley registration page (the Zoom access info will be emailed to you)
If you don’t yet have a copy of The Third Harmony, you can download Chapter 1 now.