Conversations in Nonviolence with Marjorie Swann Edwin
Conversations in Nonviolence is a continuing series of informal conversations with people whose lives have been spent working for a more just world. On Thursday, November 20th, at 7:30 at RCNV, Marjorie Swann Edwin will talk about her 74 years (and counting) of active nonviolence. She was a founding member of the Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA), a radical pacifist organization formed in 1957 to resist the US Government’s program of nuclear weapons testing. CNVA pioneered the use of nonviolent civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action to protest the nuclear arms race. Her life is a litany of “firsts” including helping organize the first interracial white-collar labor organization with the A.F. of L. She was arrested numerous times for her activism and served six months in a federal prison for trespassing at the ICBM base in Nebraska. Marjorie is a Quaker who has been involved in the community land trust movement and many other alternative lifestyle initiatives. To honor and be inspired by Marjorie, please join us.