Students United for Nonviolence

Our mission is to unite PSU students and the Portland community in a common interest for peace and justice, promoting the awareness and practice of nonviolence through activities and events.

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Students United for Nonviolence
Contact Information: 
Tom Hastings - - Faculty Advisor  
Student Leaders 2018-19
Sara Barger
Carolyn Johnson-Evans
Illima Nitta
Mehda Pulla
Jacob Welch




6 May 2019

Angela Frazier

| "Emotional Intelligence, Self-Care, and Resilience in Violence Prevention Work"

24 April 2019

The Rev. Dr.  James Lawson

| "Continuing the Revolution"

2 November 2018

Kelsey Skaggs 

| The Climate Defnese Project



Monday 4/15/2013, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. SMSU 323
SUN Meeting

Join us for our first 2013 spring term meeting to talk about events, future events, and supporting
a culture of peace at PSU and in our community. We will be having monthly meetings spring
term, dates to be determined. We hope for more SUN activists and leaders.

Thursday 4/18/2013, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. SMSU 329
Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities

With guest speaker, Mr. Theoneste Bizimana, from the African Great Lakes Initiative, will
discuss his experiences as a team leader conducting reconciliation workshops in Rwanda and
around the world. The workshops help people who have experienced trauma reconnect with
themselves and rebuild their communities. Mr. Bizimana is co-author of After the Guns Have
Stopped: Searching for Reconciliation in Burundi.

Tuesday 4/30/2013, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. SMSU 294
Crossing Lines and Doing Time―Evening with author Rosalie Riegle

Rosalie Riegle, author of Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family and Community and
Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace, is a peace activist and oral
historian from Michigan and Illinois. She taught English for 33 years at Saginaw Valley State

University and co-founded two Catholic Worker houses in Saginaw, Michigan. Dr. Riegle argues
that if we are to make democracy work, we must work politically across the spectrum, both
within the system and outside it. Join Rosalie Riegle as she shares her two new books about war
resisters who have risked arrest and sometimes long prison terms to speak in the loudest way
possible against US militarism.

Tuesday 5/14/2013,
Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence
7 p.m.-9 p.m. SMSU 236

Join us for readings from Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence, a new
book co-edited by Rhea A. Dumont (Masters Degree Conflict Resolution PSU), Tom H.
Hastings (PSU Conflict Resolution Core Faculty), and Emiko Noma (Masters Degree Conflict
Resolution PSU). There are contributing chapters from PSU Conflict Resolution faculty Robert
Gould, Rachel Cunliffe, Barbara Tint and Patrick Hiller. All contributing authors include:
Cynthia Boaz, Veronique Dudouet, Julie M. Norman, Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, Shaazka Beyerle,
Laura K. Taylor, Julie Koehler, Vincent Chirimwami, Marie Abijuru, Sa’eed Mohamed Haji,
Djimet Dogo, Carmina Rinker Lass, Mindy Johnston, LisaLinda Natividad, Paloma Ayala Vela,
Meredith Michaud, Terri L. Shofner, Stephanie Nicole Van Hook, and Gail M. Presbey. Some
authors will be present.

Saturday 6/8/2013, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
CH250  Climate Change: Activism, Not Depression, with Lynn Fitz-Hugh

Join us as we welcome Lynn Fitz-Hugh, Seattle activist, trainer, community organizer and
professional therapist to talk about climate change and hopeful actions in response. Fitz-Hugh
has led workshops on aspects of activism for more than 30 years and is founder of two ongoing
peace and justice groups in Seattle that address climate change problems.

All events are at Portland State University, free and open to the public. If you
have questions please email or

SMSU = Smith Memorial Union & CH = Cramer Hall