Activist Voices

Since 1976, RCNV has hosted thousands of conversations among activists, including these speakers, performers and workshop leaders. A variety of those are listed here:

  • Gihan Abouzeid (Egyptian feminist activist)
  • Pietro Ameglio (Gandhian Mexican activist)
  • Bettina Aptheker (feminist, professor, author)
  • Uri Avnery (Gush Shalom)
  • Mubarak Awad (Nonviolence International)
  • Joan Baez
  • Phyllis Bennis (Institute for Policy Studies)
  • Daniel Berrigan (Jesuit priest/activist/poet)
  • Jackson Browne
  • Helen Caldicott (physician/anti-nuclear activist)
  • Mandy Carter (National Black Justice Coalition)
  • Cesar Chavez
  • Dorothy Cotton (civil rights leader)
  • David Crosby
  • John Dear (activist, author, former priest)
  • Danilo Dolci (poet/Gandhi of Sicily)
  • Jim Douglass (“Resistance and Contemplation,” “The Unspeakable,” activist),
  • Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin (Israeli/Palestinian Bereaved Families Circle)
  • Daniel Ellsberg
  • Paul Engler, co-author of “This is an Uprising”
  • Adolfo Perez Esquival (Nobel Peace Prize laureate)
  • Norman Finkelstein (author/activist/political scientist)
  • Robert Fisk (journalist)
  • Arun Gandhi (M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence)
  • Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, author)
  • Myles Horton (Highlander Center)
  • Kenneth Kaunda (former President of Zambia)
  • Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix (Tariq Khamisa Foundation)
  • Naomi Klein (author/economist)
  • Dennis Kucinich
  • James Lawson (civil rights, nonviolent action trainer)
  • Barbara Lee (Member of Congress)
  • Michael Lerner (rabbi, Tikkun)
  • Mairead Maguire and Betty Williams (Nobel Peace Prize laureates)
  • John McCutcheon
  • George McGovern
  • David McReynolds (War Resisters League)
  • Camilo Mejia (military resister/activist)
  • Michael Nagler (Metta Center for Nonviolence, author)
  • Daoud Nasser (Palestinian farmer)
  • Grace Paley (poet)
  • Miko Peled (Israeli author “The General’s Son”)
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Afif Safieh (Palestinian diplomat)
  • Ahmed Salah (Egyptian activist)
  • Ira Sandperl (Gandhian, founder Institute for Study of Nonviolence)
  • Gene Sharp (“The Politics of Nonviolent Action”)
  • Lee Swenson (anarchism theorist, war resister)
  • Jim Wallis (Sojourners, author)
  • Howard Zinn
  • Nomika Zion (Israeli leader Other Voice)
  • Stephen Zunes (peace studies professor, author)