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Sisters of the Road Café
Sisters of the Road Café

A member of the PSU Conflict Resolution faculty since 2001, Tom Hastings trains participants in nonviolence workshops at Sisters of the Road Café, a Portland-based nonprofit that works to address the issues of homelessness and poverty through nonviolence and personalism.

Along with community organizers, Hastings has developed trainings for activists, including street people who witness and participate in conflict on a daily basis. The trainings range from nonviolent communication, interposition and de-escalation to media work and strategic campaigning.

Hastings is also Director of PeaceVoice, a program of the Oregon Peace Institute. PeaceVoice works to change the national discourse toward peace by serving as a free literary agent for peace professionals who write commentaries and journal articles. PeaceVoice also holds an annual conference in Portland.

Hastings is a founding member of the Whitefeather Peace Community, which holds weekly roundtable discussions focusing on peace and justice themes.