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July 31, 2013

A Mother’s Fearless Heart

Community Courage Society

If you want to be secure, make your enemy secure, because then the enemy will not be an enemy anymore.

Visaka Dharmadasa
Founder, Association of War Affected Women

July 09, 2013

An Undaunted Voice

Community Courage Society

We are working to empower women. And we think that solutions will come from women, when they have power. That's my hope. And to talk about the problem is to act. When you make the problem known, it will bring solutions, somehow, though we don't know how.

ChouChou Namegabe Dubuisson
Radio Journalist from the City of Bikavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo

June 28, 2013

A New Measure of Power

Community Courage Individual Nonviolence Society

Operating on fear is an issue of character. Courage is not merely, or primarily, the absence of fear. It is the taking on of tasks and concerns that are larger than the fear. It is discovering how to face your fears and moving through them as a whole person. That is what is essential.

Rev. James Lawson
Nonviolence Strategist of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

March 24, 2013

VOV Exhibition in Cape Cod

Community Nonviolence

I think that the part about violence and anti-violence that most effects me is about being passive and apathetic.  There are only a very few people who commit acts of violence compared to the many that stand by and watch.  I’ve started to realize just how many acts of violence I see everyday, that don’t directly affect me so I don’t take note of them.  What if I tried to do something every time I saw violence?  I don’t actually think I would do that, but it’s something to think about.  Even if everyone only reacted to one thing, it could make a difference.

Reflection from a student at Sturgis East Charter School in Hyannis, MA in response to viewing the SGI-USA Victory Over Violence exhibition

February 11, 2013

Shining a Light on Human Trafficking

Community Dignity

I want to use my personal experience to alert others and to help them avoid the same hole I fell into. I used to blame myself for what happened to me, but now I advocate for prevention and encourage others to talk and look for help.

Maria Suarez
Survivor of the first documented case of human trafficking in the United States