Non-Violence Friday People Power and Global Conflict - Building the Institutions of Peace
Dr. Ann Frisch is presently cochair of the U.S. Nonviolent Peaceforce Fund Raising Board. She served on one of the early Nonviolent Peaceforce teams in Guatemala protecting human rights defenders during the violent elections there in 2007. She is professor emerita, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, and is a member of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. Ann served on the Nonviolent Peaceforce team in Guatemala that protected human rights defenders during the violent elections there in 2007.
Dr. Mubarak Awad is the Founder and national President of the Youth Advocate Program, which provides alternative foster care and counseling to "at risk" youth and their families. He is also the Founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence in Jerusalem, and was deported by the Israeli Supreme court in 1988 after being jailed for organizing activities involving nonviolent civil disobedience. Dr. Awad has since formed Nonviolence International, which works with various movements and organizations across the globe.