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Sarasota Season of Nonviolence Kickoff Features Rivera Sun

Jan 31, 2015 11:04PM

Author/Activist Rivera Sun will be in town to help us kick off the Season of Nonviolence. She will update us on Campaign Nonviolence and share from her new book. Rivera Sun is the social media coordinator for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, and Steam Drills, Treadmills and Shooting Stars, the cohost of Occupy Radio, and the cofounder of the Love-In-Action Network. She is a graduate of the James Lawson Institute 2014, and her essays on social justice movements appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. Rivera Sun lives in Taos, New Mexico.

The purpose of the campaign is to focus educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by legendary leaders Mohandas K. Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar E. Chavez and President Nelson Mandela, as well as living legends such as His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

The Sarasota Peace Education and Action Center will host a Season of Nonviolence Potluck Kickoff Event on Sunday, February 1 at 6 p.m. at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, featuring Rivera Sun.


Location: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Ctr., 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota. Call 941-545-5635, or visit Learn more about the presenter at

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