George Houser & Civil Rights–Podcast

image002We were honored to interview the legendary nonviolence activist George Houser on Peace Paradigm Radio (PPR) from his home at Friend’s House, Santa Rosa, California. He describes his long career in nonviolence activism, offers tips and strategic ways of thinking about our commitment to nonviolent struggles, and gives insight into history-in-the-making. Don’t miss this interview!

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Notes on movements, individuals, reading and film further research mentioned by Mr. Houser on this program:

Union Seminary

The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (a film) 


War Without Violence (book) (Krishnalal Shridharani)

Freedom Rides


Irene Morgan


National CORE

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Journey of Reconciliation

Americans for South African Resistance

Bayard Rustin

Bill Sutherland

Kwame NKrumah

Jim Farmer

AJ Muste



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    By: Stephanie Van Hook

    Before joining the Metta Center Team as Executive Director, Stephanie received an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University; was trained and certified in mediation in the state of Oregon; worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where she created a program for girls’ empowerment and education; has taught French and English for the Alliance Francaise; and was trained in Montessori Early Childhood Education with seven years of classroom experience with 3-6 year olds. 

    She is the author of Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children (Person Power Press, 2016) and Nonviolence Daily: 365 Days of Wisdom from Gandhi (Person Power Press, 2019, co-authored with Michael Nagler).  Her articles have been published at Transformation at Open Democracy, Yes! Magazine, Common Dreams, and Waging Nonviolence. Additionally, she’s host of Nonviolence Radio, an FM and Pacifica syndicated radio program out of Point Reyes Station, California, (KWMR) and co-creator of a cooperative board game, Cosmic Peaceforce: Mission Harmony Three.

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