Season for Nonviolence
January 30th - April 4th
The Season, launched at the United Nations in 1998, marks the annual 64 calendar days between the memorial anniversary of the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi on January 30 and that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4.
The Season teaches that every person can move the world forward in the direction of peace through daily nonviolent choices and actions.
How to Participate
These 64 daily practices focus on themes and actions geared towards teenagers. The content was adopted by CSL Teens (Center for Spiritual Living), Youth of Unity (Unity Church of Dallas) and the Greater Dallas Taskforce.
Resources for Nonviolence, Activism, & More
- The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
- The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
- To Dwell in Peace, Daniel Berrigan
- Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Dr. Joy DeGruy
- Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, bell hooks
- Killing Rage: Ending Racism, bell hooks
- Where Do We Go from Here, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Uprooting Racism, Paul Kivel
- Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde
- The Way of Tenderness, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
- Meditations of the Heart, Howard Thurman
- The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, Jesmyn Ward
- Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay
- Copia, Erika Meitner
- Citizen, Claudia Rankine
- The Essential Rumi, Rumi
- Look: Poems, Solmaz Sharif
- Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong
- Claire of the Sea Light, Edwidge Danticat
- Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration & Separation, Edwidge Danticat
- Stella by Starlight, Sharon M. Draper
- Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story, Arun Gandhi
- Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi
- I’m New Here, Anne Sibley O’Brien
- Oskar and the Eight Blessings, Richard Simon & Tanya Simon (illust. Mark Siegel)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Leader, Patsy Stevens