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Nonviolent direct action in Minneapolis organized by FOR Staff and National Council photo by Rebecca Lawrence

Strategic nonviolent movements are one of the most potent forces in the world. They oust dictators, change policy and realize the hopes of communities. For over 100 years FOR has strengthened the movements that reshape society through our work in Black Lives Matter, training in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience, training in Jail Support and Fiscal Sponsorship.

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We see nonviolence as a way of life, a moral commitment, and a social tool. As a branch of IFOR's international network we work with partners around the world to end militarism in all of its forms, working through the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, United Nations Advocacy, Demilitarizing Communities, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions, Anti-drone Initiatives and #GiveRefugeesRest.

Oct 13, 2016

Regarding Each Other's Humanity

By Roni Felson, IREX Fellow

You are invited to come wearing white and join in an action seeking respect, understanding, and peace as we regard one another in silence. In the silence that goes beyond words, we weep at each other’s suffering and refuse to turn away from the pain we have experienced. We come to this place of silence honoring our shared humanity while still acknowledging that the power we have to end the oppressions we face is different and the particularity of our experience of suffering is not the same. Yet, we have to begin somewhere, and we begin here, in the reality of our common being.


Sunday, October 16th, 4PM
Assembly Hall, Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson St, NYC

This event is in solidarity with the March of Hope taking place on October 4-19 in Israel-Palestine.

Inspired by Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic's "The Artist is Present," two Israeli-Palestinian-Bedouin women artists, Moran Asraf and Basema Khuti, created I See You and have organized the action in different cities, universities, and colleges. We will recreate I See You in New York City!

"Looking to a stranger in the eyes makes you connect deeper with yourself. My main goal is to reach the hearts of people, and push them to self-observe. I want them to stop everything they are doing for a moment and ask - who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going, and what’s around us? " ~ Marina Abramovic

Please join us, invite your friends, and spread the word! For more information, contact Roni via email at rfelsen@forusa.org.

Roni Felson joined the FOR team this August as part of a four month fellowship sponsored by the Community Solutions Program, a professional development program for leaders from around the world operated by IREX and supported by the State Department. She lives in Tel Aviv, Israel-Palestine, and is a cofounder of Women Wage Peace.


Photo credits: Hadar Primor and Oren Halpern

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