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Nonviolent Action: The Teachers of Norway

When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: Boston College Newton Campus • 825 Centre St • Trinity Chapel • Newton

A panel discussion will be held on nonviolent action against oppressors around the world.

An oratorio will be sung about how 10,000 teachers in Norway stopped Hitler (with nonviolent action) from putting Nazi textbooks in their schools.

A discussion follows about how effective nonviolent action has begun to take place globally in the last century. Such action includes Mahatma Gandhi in India, Tagawa in Japan, Bishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador, Danilo Dolci in Sicily, Tich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam, Mairead Corrigan in Ireland, A.J. Muste, Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King in the United States as well as many other movements based on nonviolent action.

Song:
The Teachers of Norway
Performers:
Steve Bass, Pianist
Mary Gerbi, Mezzo-Soprano
Bradford Gleim, Baritone
Randy McGee, Tenor
Adriana Repetto, Soprano

Discussants
Dr. Gene Sharp, a world-renowned writer on nonviolent action.
Dr. Severyn Bruyn, Professor Emeritus, Boston College.
Mr. Pat Scanlon, Chapter coordinator of Veterans for Peace.
Dr. John Michalcyzk, Professor of Film Studies, Boston College.
Dr. Lorenz Reibling, B.C. Professor in Woods College. 

 

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