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Anne Lamott in Conversation with John Dear on Peace and Nonviolence
7:00 PM19:00

Anne Lamott in Conversation with John Dear on Peace and Nonviolence

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

An Evening with Anne Lamott reading from her new book,“Almost Everything” and in conversation on peace & nonviolence with Rev. John Dear

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service

Monday, May 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street

Rev. John Dear

Rev. John Dear

San Francisco, California

Join author Anne Lamott as she reads from her latest book, "Almost Everything". Joining her in conversation will be author and activist Rev. John Dear discussing the topic of peace and nonviolence.

Anne Lamott is the New York Times best-selling author of Almost Everything; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Some Assembly Required; Plan B; Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; and other books. She lives in Marin County, California.

Rev. John Dear is a long time peace activist, priest, teacher of nonviolence, coordinator of Campaign Nonviolence, and author of many books including The Nonviolent Life; The Beatitudes of Peace; Living Peace; They Will Inherit the Earth; The Questions of Jesus; Transfiguration; and The God of Peace. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Books will be on sale in the back of the church. Anne Lamott and John Dear will be available to sign their books after their presentation.


(Please note: If you are buying multiple tickets you'll need names and email address for each attendee. Keep in mind Eventbrite only gives you 8 min. to checkout)

General admission:
7:00pm-9:00pm - $25.

Pre-event reception with Anne Lamott and John Dear:
5:00pm-6:30pm - $75 Space is limited

Join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service to meet Anne and John, as well as Ryan Hall, our executive director, Dr. Ken Butigan and Fr. Louie Vitale our founder. The reception will include snacks and soft drinks. This ticket is good for general admission as well. The reception will be held at Grace Cathedral in the office building. (Go up the steps to the front door of the cathedral, turn right, walk past the fountain to the front door of the office and present your ticket there.)

All proceeds go to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and their project Campaign Nonviolence whose mission is to foster justice, peace and the well-being of all through education, resources, and action for nonviolent change. Visit

Co-Sponsors: Grace Cathedral

For info, call: Ryan Hall at 510-268-8765 or email


Please Note: A previous promotion for this event mentioned the date April 29, 2019. The date was changed after those went out. Sorry for any confusion.

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John Dear & Chris Hedges in Conversation on Peace after "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine"
3:00 PM15:00

John Dear & Chris Hedges in Conversation on Peace after "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine"

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John Dear & Chris Hedges in Conversation on Peace after the Off-Broadway performance of Daniel Berrigan's The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Join authors Rev. John Dear and former New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges in a public conversation on Daniel Berrigan and the movements of peace and nonviolent resistance, following the Sunday afternoon performance of Daniel Berrigan's legendary play, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Sunday February 10th at 3:00 p.m., at the Playhouse at the Abrons Arts Centers, 466 Grand Street, in New York City.

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How We Win Workshop
1:00 PM13:00

How We Win Workshop

How We Win Workshop, led by George Lakey

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“It’s after the election – what shall we do?”
“Let’s win with a direct action campaign!”

Saturday, December 1, 2018

1:00-4:00 PM (Registration at 12:30 PM)

Veterans Building, Room 206

401 Van Ness Avenue, at McAllister

San Francisco, CA 94102

(Close to BART-Civic Center and the 47 Muni line)

Participatory workshop on starting and conducting Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigns

including addressing racism, sexism, and other oppressions, and deflating right-wing extremists

George Lakey, author of just published How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent campaigning, has led over 1500 workshops on five continents. He was first arrested in the civil rights movement and was a trainer for the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. In 2018 he was arrested campaigning for Power Local Green Jobs.  He has given leadership to campaigns on neighborhood, city-wide, state, national, and international levels, including cross-race, cross-class coalitions and the LGBTQ movement.   He co-led strategy workshops with César Chavez, and worked with labor unions, Mohawks, high school students, environmentalists, and the Puerto Rican independence movement. He also taught conflict studies at colleges and universities and authored ten books on how to bring about change.

“…If you want to be a nonviolent change-maker, George Lakey has both remarkable stories and remarkable insights--not to mention some remarkable colleagues who add their perspective to this necessary manual.” -- Bill McKibben, co-founder

Co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace and San Francisco Friends Meeting 

BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE WORKSHOP                                                                                                                                                   

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Healing A Broken World: Allies In The Nonviolent Struggle For Justice
1:00 PM13:00

Healing A Broken World: Allies In The Nonviolent Struggle For Justice

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Organized by Pax Christi Illinois – “Healing a Broken World:  Allies in the Nonviolent Struggle for Justice.”

Marie Dennis from Pax Christi International will be the presenter and Ken Butigan, from Pace e Bene’s Campaign Nonviolence will be the responder to Marie’s presentation. Followed by an in depth conversation of all the allies present!

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