A movement to connect the dots between groups working to end racism, poverty and war, what Martin Luther King called the three evils of society. This September 15-23, 2018, Campaign Nonviolence is organizing its week of action where peace and justice groups across the world are planning marches, events, civil disobedience, etc. to stand in solidarity.



Nonviolent Communication Training with Gio Lopez
Monday, September 17th • 6 - 8:30 pm,
1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 451
Step Ahead Foundation.

Giovanna ‘Gio’ López, is a native Peruvian but spent her adolescence in Costa Rica. She graduated in Costa Rica with a degree in Theatre and a focus in Theatre for Development, in which plays are performed to build awareness about critical topics mostly of a social context. She moved to the U.S. in 2005 and soon founded the Bilingual Theatre group Cazateatro in Memphis. From 2009 to 2010, Gio had a weekly radio show on Radio Ambiente, a local Hispanic radio station. Gio has worked at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center since June 2010 and became the Training Director in 2014. Donations accepted. Childcare provided.
Contact Gio Lopez at
(901) 725-4990 for more information.


Restorative Justice Practices and Conflict Resolution in Schools
Tuesday, Sept. 18th at 6 pm
National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN
A presentation on the topic will explore the history, benefits and practicality of restorative justice practices. Learn how these methods are being employed in public schools and how they might be expanded.

Dr. Randy McPherson developed Student Behavior prevention and intervention programs for the merged SCS school system that includes over 250 schools and 145,000 students. Supervise a Central Office staff of eight professionals responsible for PBIS, student leadership programs and parent communication and alert technology. He provides training to In-School Suspention staff in all middle and high schools and 66 special assignment Campus Monitor staff in schools with identified high discipline needs, in addition to other responsibilities assigned to his office.
Addtional panelists include LeTicia Taylor, M.Ed., Licensed Restorative Practices Trainer, and Rod Peterson, M.Ed., Oakhaven Middle School Principal.

Contact Paul Crum (bartart@bellsouth.net) for additional information.



Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is a rare co-production with the Vatican. Pope Francis' ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions from death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism, and the role of the family.
 Special Screening of Pope
Francis: a Man of His Word
Wednesday, September 19th
6:30 pm at the Paradisio Theatre
584 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Gather in the lobby at 6:30 pm
Tickets should be purchased in advance
through St. Peter Church. Available online
or call the St. Peter Church office
at 901-527-8282
Watch trailer here.
Music for a
Nonviolent World

Thursday, September 20th • 6:30 pm
At the Gazebo near the entrance to
Freeman Park
2629 Bartlett Boulevard, Bartlett, TN
Join local singers, songwriters and musicians and sing along to your favorite songs of peace and love. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of mellow entertainment. If you're a performer, you're welcomed to participate. Contact Paul Crum (bartart@bellsouth.net) or call 901-266-2464 for more information.

108 Sun Salutations for Peace,
Enlightenment and Nonviolence
Friday, Sept. 21st • 6 pm until completion
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
8245 Getwell Road • Southaven, MS 38671
Bring a yoga mat or towel and a loving heart!
For more information, contact Debbie Burch

Drum Circle for Peace
and Nonviolence
Saturday, September 22nd • 2 pm
Find us near the Levitt Shell and

Mindfulness/Nonviolence Walk

Sunday, September 23rd, 4 pm
Rainbow Lake at Overton Park
1914 Poplar Avenue
A peaceful, contemplative stroll in the greenspace near the lake during Peace and Harmony Days. Gather at the Veterans’ Memorial.
Drum Circle begins at 3:30 pm.

Presentation & Interfaith Candle Light Vigil with Swamiji
Sunday, September 30th, Presentation at 5 pm
Candlelight Prayer Vigil at 6 pm
Join others of all faiths as we come together to pray for peace and
harmony. At 5 pm, Swamiji will present the National Civil Rights Museum
with a gift to mark the 50 Year Anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. MartinLuther King and tour the museum. Prayer service will begin at 6.

Photos from lthe 2014 week of action.

At the Enough is Enough March in north Memphis, Sept. 19

Campaign Nonviolence Memphis held a Community Forum on Gun Violence last night as our week of action continues. Memphis is ranked as the nation's 5th most violent city, but plenty of people are working to change it, including these four gentlemen who comprised our panel: (pictured from left) Stevie Moore of Freedom from Unnecessary Negatives, Elgin Tunstall, Violence Intervention Liaison at Regional One Health Center, Delvin Lane of 901 BLOC (Better Lives, Opportunities and Communities) and Bishop Mays, Jr., Director of the Memphis Gun Down program. Attendees heard from several other speakers representing community groups and city & county agencies. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton was also present to praise the efforts underway to stem the tide of gun violence, and to present the challenges we face in our work. Thanks to Cheryl Cornish and First Congregational Church for hosting us once again.

Paige Jerit from the 4th grade class at St. Agnes Academy created the grand prize winner in our poster contest.

Rev. Eddie Brooks jammin' at the Sing a Song for Peace Rally on Sunday, Sept. 21st,
The UN International Day of Peace.

Drummers chased away any negative vibes that might have been hanging around Robert Church Park
at the Sing a Song for Peace Event on Sunday.

A great turnout for the Retreat on Gospel Nonviolence led by Fr. Charles McCarthy at Church of the Holy Spirit on
Saturday, Sept. 20th. Fr. Charlie put us all in the right frame of mind for a great week of nonviolent actions.

Sister Jeannine Gramick delivered a moving talk about violence toward
the LGBT Community. She challenged us to speak up about things
we can do to create a more just environment for all.

The right of all people to peace! On Saturday, Sept. 28th we marched in solidarity with the LGBT Community at
the Pride Parade down Beale Street.