January 30 - April 4

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

Take the Pledge

Do-It-Yourself Toolkit

Resources

2017 Pledge for Nonviolence

Making peace must start within me and my community. On this day, ______________, 2017, I commit myself, as best I can, to practice nonviolence and to strengthen my capacity to remain peaceful regardless of circumstances. I pledge…

2017 Pledge of Nonviolence

Toolkit for Nonviolence

64 Daily Practices That Make a Difference Here:
64 Daily Practices

64 Daily Practices for Teens:
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.

64 Daily Practices for Teens

Literature for Nonviolence, Activism & More

Nonfiction/Essays/Memoir

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

Poetry

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 by Ocean Vuong

Fiction

Claire of the Sea Light Edwidge Danticat

Children’s

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

Dr Bernard LaFayette Rochester Season for Nonviolence 2014