Season of Nonviolence

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In 1998, I was privileged to help plan and participate in the 1st Season for Nonviolence in Seattle.  Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was our special guest, and led a crowd of up to 10,000 in a walk to Puget Sound, symbolic of Gandhi’s walk to the sea to establish Indians’ right to have free salt.  I have celebrated the Season every year since. Continue reading

Forward in Courage

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The day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration as president, on March 3, 1913, 8000 women from the National American Woman Suffrage Association, representing every state, marched in Washington, DC to call for a constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. Jeannette Rankin was in that parade and it drew hundreds of thousands of spectators.  Continue reading

Make 2017 More Peaceful!

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We’ve kicked off another year — one that will no doubt be interesting to say the least. We are all a little anxious as we wait to see it unfold. But let us also be hopeful and active and connected and count our blessings to be part of a community of folks who care about what the future holds. Happy New Year to you all. Continue reading