A well known proponent of non-violent activism is coming to Salina.
Saint Francis Community Services will host author and nonviolent action advocate, Jack DuVall, Monday at 6 p.m., at the Salina Arts Center Warehouse, 149 S 4th Street. Co-author of the book, “A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict,” DuVall will discuss “Nonviolent Movements and People’s Rights.”
The public is invited to attend.
Between 1900 and 2006, nonviolent movements were twice as successful as violent revolts in winning people’s rights throughout the world. In the U.S., the women’s movement for the right to vote and the civil rights movement have had long-lasting impact. DuVall will speak about today’s proliferating movements for rights and freedom.
“Jack is a world-renowned leader in nonviolent responses to conflict,” said The Very Rev. Robert N. Smith, president, CEO, and dean of Saint Francis Community Services. “While Saint Francis might not be a ‘social movement,’ we are still called to provide a loving response to those affected by violence and resulting traumas.”
Besides writing and advocating for nonviolent action, DuVall’s work includes having served as president of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, a vice president of a public television station, the corporate relations director of the University of Chicago, a speechwriter for several presidential candidates, and an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He is a graduate (cum laude) of Colgate University.
During his visit to Kansas, DuVall will tour Saint Francis offices and meet staff in Salina and Wichita.