[Online event – March 2nd] Goi Peace Youth Event “How Can We Create Peace through Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?”

Dear Friends of Peace,

We are happy to announce that the Goi Peace Foundation will organize an online event “How Can We Create Peace through Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?” on Saturday, March 2nd, 15:00-16:40, Japan Time (Check your local time).

We are inviting Mr. Kazu Haga as our main speaker. He is a trainer and practitioner of nonviolence and restorative justice and works with incarcerated people, youth, and activists from around the country (U.S.A.). We will listen to his life story and learn about his work centered around trauma and healing. Understanding how trauma impacts individuals, including our inability to practice nonviolence, give empathy or understand our interdependence when we are operating from our trauma response, etc.

After the main program, the zoom participants are invited to stay on and join in a group sharing session from 16:40-17:10.

This event is organized for the winners and recent participants of the International Essay Contest for Young People, as well as youth up to 25 from around the world. You can join the program either via Zoom Meeting or YouTube Live Stream. Other general youth up to 25 can join only via YouTube Live Stream.

Sign up as a member of the Goi Peace Youth Community!

The Goi Peace Foundation plans to continue holding events like this to foster a community of young people from around the world, who will play a leading role as peacemakers in their respective countries.

According to the results of the Youth Survey on Peace Awareness which we conducted with the participants of the International Essay Contest for Young People, when asked what they need in their life in order to contribute to peace, respondents’ top answers were “Education, space to learn”, “Chance to voice my opinions” and “Connections with like-minded people of my generation”.

With that in mind, we will foster the Goi Peace Youth Community where participants from various backgrounds can connect and learn from each other.

Let’s create a peaceful world together!

Sign up as a member from the registration form below.

Date/Time

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
15:00-16:40, Japan time
Check your local time

Program

  • Introduction
  • Presentation by Mr. Kazu Haga
  • Interview with Mr. Kazu Haga
  • Q & A and dialogue session
  • Closing message

About Kazu Haga

Kazu Haga is a trainer and practitioner of nonviolence and restorative justice, a core member of the Ahimsa Collective and the Fierce Vulnerability Network and author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm. He works with incarcerated people, youth, and activists from around the country.
He has over 20 years of experience in nonviolence and social change work, and has been an active trainer since 2000. He resides in Lisjan Ohlone land, a.k.a Oakland, CA., U.S.A.

Video Message from Kazu Haga

Expected participants

  • Winners of the International Essay Contest for Young People
  • Recent participants of the International Essay Contest for Young People
  • Youth up to 25 from around the world

*If you are a teacher or a youth director and wish to observe the event via YouTube Live stream, please contact us at youthcomm@goipeace.or.jp with your name and affiliation.

Language

The entire program will be in English. (Online AI interpreting system will be used for Japanese participants.)

Means of participation

YouTube Live Stream

Admission

Free online event

Fee/Registration

Participation is free of charge. To participate, please register below by Saturday, February 24th, 2024.
register here
*There will be no certificate of participation for this event.

Contact Us

The Goi Peace Foundation
youthcomm@goipeace.or.jp