Archive 2021

Uncovering Decades of Power Right in the Kitchen of Gene Sharp by Liz Shelbred (A22)

by heatherbarry
Uncovering Decades of Power Right in the Kitchen of Gene Sharp by Liz Shelbred (A22) Aug 19

One day in early July, I had the chance to visit the home of the late Dr. Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) and life-long scholar of nonviolent action. At the green front door of the quaint, four-story townhouse in East Boston, I was greeted by my supervisor Jamila Raqib, the Executive Director of AEI and mentee of Dr. Sharp. After joking about how crazy it was to finally see each other outside of Zoom and giving me a tour of the house, Jamila showed me a room off the bedroom.

Aug 18

Nonviolent Resistance in Action by Frankie Michielli (A22)

by heatherbarry

The highlight of my work at the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), so far this summer, has been attending its training workshops for activists. CANVAS, a human rights organization based in Belgrade, Serbia, researches and teaches about nonviolent civil resistance and how to form peaceful political movements.

Jul 20

Power Plays: Exploring Nonviolent Movements at CANVAS by Frankie Michielli (A22)

by tuftsigl

As a rising senior at Tufts, I have come to realize that the beauty of my education is that, every so often, I take a class that greatly alters my perspective about the relationship between peoples, states, and institutions.