NONVIOLENCE: A SEASON FOR EVERYONE JANUARY 30 – APRIL 5, 2014
Wichita groups and individuals are coming together in 2014 to explore nonviolent response to violence in society. A variety of events will be held around Wichita during the 65 days between the anniversaries of the assassination deaths of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 30 and April 4). These events will be free and open to the public.
To educate the public and build enthusiasm for Nonviolence: A Season for Everyone, a kick-off breakfast and family-friendly programing will be held 9:00am to 12:00pm Saturday, February 1. This event will offer intergenerational and age-appropriate sharing and learning activities. The location will be the Marcus Welcome Center at Wichita State University. Information and activities will be shared about the themes and upcoming events planned for the following eight weeks.
Some activities planned between the opening and closing events include guest speakers, films, panel discussions, yoga and meditation sessions and a Final Friday exhibit.
All of these activities lead up to the closing day on Saturday, April 5. Morning workshops will be held that day for participants to learn ways to continue work for nonviolence beyond this series of events. In the evening, a closing dinner and program will be held celebrating nonviolence and all that has been experienced over the previous 65 days.
This year’s Nonviolence: A Season for Everyone (January 30 – April 5) is the first of what is planned to be an annual event in Wichita.