David Hartsough knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block Navy ships headed for Vietnam and trains loaded with munitions on their way to El Salvador and Nicaragua. He has crossed borders to meet “the enemy” in East Berlin, Castro’s Cuba, and present-day Iran. He has marched with mothers confronting a violent regime in Guatemala and stood with refugees threatened by death squads in the Philippines. He is the answer to Bayard Rustin’s call for “angelic troublemakers.”
Inspired by the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Hartsough has spent his life experimenting with the power of active nonviolence. In this evening with David, he shares stories from his life as a global peacemaker that inspire, educate, and encourage us to ﬁnd ways to work for a more just and peaceful world. From personal experiences, he shows how the nonviolent struggle against injustice and oppression is waged all over the world by ordinary people committed to ending the spiral of violence and war.
David Hartsough is executive director of Peaceworkers, based in San Francisco, and is co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce. He is a Quaker and member of the San Francisco Friends Meeting. He has a BA from Howard University and an MA in International Relations from Colombia University. Hartsough has been working actively for nonviolent social change and peaceful resolution of conflicts since he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1956.
David will sell and autograph copies of his memoir, Waging Peace, after the lecture.
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