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Promoting Peace in Cedar Rapids

Posted by Erin Bechtol
02.13.18

Pace e Bene’s Kit Evans-Ford was in Cedar Rapids, IA on February 1, 2018, for a nonviolent training workshop. Kit was hosted by Sisters of Mercy, Third Avenue Churches & Friends, and area colleges to show participants how to live the nonviolent way. Participants learned how to respond to violence, how to see situations from various angles, and how to choose a life without violence.

Maggie Schaaf, one attendee at the workshop took away an important lesson: “There is a different way to live. You can choose to live a life that does not include violence; does not include an eye for an eye.”

The workshop was well received by the community, getting coverage in the local news. Watch the video below to see more.

For information on how to book Kit or other Pace e Bene speakers in your town, see our page here.

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