September 14-22, 2019 Everywhere

MARCHING, ORGANIZING AND SPEAKING OUT FOR A NEW CULTURE OF NONVIOLENCE, FOR AN END TO WAR, POVERTY, RACISM, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION.

Every year, Campaign Nonviolence organizes a national week of action across the United States and around the world, built around the third week of September, near Sept. 21st, International Peace Day. For the last five years, we have organized an unprecedented national grassroots movements with actions in every state where people connect the dots between the issues of injustice and violence, including war, poverty, racism and environmental destruction, and hold public events, actions and marches demanding immediate positive social change.

In September, 2018, the Campaign Nonviolence National Week of Action held over 2,660 actions, events and marches across the USA and in 25 countries. This was an historic unprecedented new form of organizing in the US, and we invite you to help us build up this national week of action.

The only way positive social change has happened in the US is from bottom up, people power, grassroots movements of nonviolence, so we invite everyone to join this Campaign Nonviolence National Week of Action Sept. 14-22, 2019, as an organizing tool, to help get the movement moving, to invite people of all walks of life to take to the streets against violence and injustice, and to carry on Dr. King’s vision of what we could become—a new culture of nonviolence. Join the growing Campaign Nonviolence national week of action movement.

 

To support these powerful forms of action, Campaign Nonviolence invites people everywhere to:

images FROM ACTION WEEK 2018

 
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I fully support Campaign Nonviolence and call upon friends across the U.S. to join this movement to work for the abolition of war, poverty, racism and environmental destruction and pursue with new vigor Dr. King’s vision of a culture of peace and nonviolence. Together, we can create a new culture of peace.
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

 

+ GET THE ORGANIZING TOOLKIT

The CNV Nonviolent Action Toolkit (PDF) is updated each year (new version coming in early 2019) and has all you need to organize a nonviolent action in your community. It includes:

  • The vision and goals of Campaign Nonviolence'

  • A checklist and timeline to September

  • How to form your action committee and start planning for September.

  • Action ideas

  • The Nonviolence Agreement and Nonviolence Covenant to read for action participants

  • Sample local press release and steps to assist your media outreach.

+ MEDIA AND PRESS OUTREACH

+ ACTION IDEAS

+ FLYERS AND FORMS

+ CNV GRAPHICS, BANNERS & IMAGES

  • Download images for your various events, website, flyers, banners & social media pages. (Coming early 2019)

+ SHARE YOUR ACTION NEWS & PHOTOS

  • During and after your events, send us images, stories and reports about what happened so we can share your event with the world! (Form available after Action Week 2019)

+ JOIN NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALLS

  • Looking for ideas on an action in September? Want to hear what others are planning? (Calls will begin again in July 2019, check back for link.)

+ CNV ORGANIZATIONAL ENDORSERS

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