In all 50 states and around the world, Campaign Nonviolence has been building a culture of active nonviolence, free from war, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction. We share skills and tools with which people can practice nonviolence toward themselves, one another, and the Earth. With this poster series, we are boldly asserting that nonviolence means . . . using bold solutions, big visions, and basic human rights to create a world that works for everyone.
Nonviolence is a word that describes hundreds of practices, actions, philosophies, solutions, policies, systems, and more. It is full of creativity, power, and healing. It is a transformational force that has helped millions of people assert their humanity, win rights and freedoms, protect their homes and communities, end tyranny and restore dignity. From nonviolent actions (like protests, boycotts, and strikes) to nonviolent solutions (like restorative justice, renewable energy, and trauma healing), nonviolence means tapping into the practices and approaches that can change everything.
Nonviolence means . . . advancing racial justice, waging peace, welcoming everyone with dignity, teaching nonviolence in our schools, ensuring affordable education along with housing and healthcare, creating community safety rooted in nonviolent responses, and more. Wherever systemic or structural violence exists, we can dismantle it and replace it with the viable alternatives that form the infrastructure of a culture of nonviolence. Solutions abound. We need to spread the word and start using them in our communities.
We can lift up these nonviolent solutions by putting up these posters in our communities. Post them on bulletin boards in coffee shops, workplaces, schools, and faith centers. Send them to friends. Place them in your windows. Put them on cardboard and hold them up on the street corner. Anywhere and everywhere you take them, you’re building the culture of nonviolence in a creative way!
You can download these posters by clicking each image below, print them on your home printer, or purchase them from Redbubble and put them up in your community. You can also download a PowerPoint slide with all of the posters to use on a zoom course! Thanks for supporting the movement for a culture of active nonviolence.
Nonviolence means . . .