Peace Press | August 2016
Peace Press: August 2016
Here's what you will find in this issue:
  • Summer Jobs Program
  • We're Hiring!
  • Nonviolence Trainings
  • Upcoming Events
A Word from Our Executive Director
Dear Peacemakers,

Oh, The middle of the summer... when you hope things slow down a bit to enjoy life. Here at the Institute, nothing has slowed down a bit.  I need to thank the staff and our community partners for not slowing down either.  The passion that fuels the work in all of the organizations we work with is like none other.  These folks work all hours to ensure that quality services and programs are delivered to all.  The issues facing us as a society cannot be solved by one person or organization.  We need to recognize the differences and seek compromise and strengthen the similarities to move forward.  The mission of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence will only be realized by engaging in hard but meaningful action with others.


Summer Jobs Program Starts in Pawtucket

The program employs ten youth from the City of Pawtucket, who are considered at risk for being involved in violence. We have leveraged the diversionary expertise of Employment Services, our Nonviolence Trainer and our Streetworkers team to promote activities that concentrate on education around nonviolence, raising awareness, character development and team building. 

In partnership with the City of Pawtucket's, Mayor Donald Grebien, The Police Department, The Department of Public Works, The Boys and Girls Club and St. Paul's Episcopal Church the youth will engage in classroom training and recreation activities in addition to skill building employment at three job sites throughout the city of Pawtucket for six weeks. Our goal is to encourage our young people to invest in building the Beloved Community and to support each on the journey to begin living a nonviolent healthy lifestyle. 
We're Hiring!

The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence is seeking two Data and Evaluations Coordinators. Interested? Click below!

Read the full job description here . 
Nonviolence Workshop: Building the Beloved Community
The Institute held a two and half day Nonviolence Workshop from July 29 to July 31st. Interested in participating in our next workshop? Contact Sal Monteiro at 
What's New for the Streetworker Team?
Juan Carter, Director of the Streetworker Team has been meeting with Directors from several Streetworker teams throughout New England in preparation for the annual New England Streetworker Conference in September. Stay tuned for updates!

We're also pleased to welcome Tarah Dorsey to the Streetworker Team. She joins Elisiel Morales as part of our middle school intervention initiative in partnership with the Providence School Department. 
Victim Services Holds Vigil

In July, Victim Services worked with the family of Joao DosSantos to help plan a candlelight vigil and walk in his memory. Victim Case Manager Jose Rodriguez spoke to the importance of nonviolence and promoting the voices of victims families in the community during the walk. 

Our July Victim Support Session featured a popcorn bar where participants could decorate a take home box to fill with popcorn and toppings of their choosing. Support sessions take place the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00pm on the 3rd floor of ISPN.
Upcoming Events
"Yoga for Peace"

When: Friday, August 19th
Time: 6:00 to 7:15pm
Where: The Chapel at the Institute (265 Oxford Street)

Join instructor Dan Horton for a 75 minute Candlelight Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation to benefit the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence. All levels are welcome and encouraged! Light refreshments will be served after. 

Mats, blocks, and bands will be provided, or feel free to bring your own. 

What is Vinyasa Yoga? In vinyasa yoga you coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next while developing strength and flexibility.

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