NW Regional Conference at Seabeck, WA

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We offer scholarships to many young people and others with financial need from all over the US.  In addition, many of our scholarship recipients need help with transportation to the conference. Your tax-deductible contribution to FOR will help future generations learn of the transforming power of nonviolence.  Please give what you can.


Nikkita Oliver will speak on "The Power of the Stories We Tell"

Storytelling is one of the world’s oldest forms of resistance, survival and thriving. Storytelling and the arts are incredible tools for building movements. Telling our stories is our most powerful transformative gift to the world and our social movements. Nikkita is a storyteller who will interweave spoken word poetry, storytelling, history, and movement analysis. Nikkita is a Seattle-based teacher, artist, and anti-racist organizer. She holds a J.D. and Masters of Education from the University of Washington. She is a writer-in -residence with Writers in the Schools and the case manager for Creative Justice-- an arts-based alternative to incarceration. She is a 2017 Seattle mayoral candidate.








Teressa Raiford will speak on "The HeART of Protest".

Teressa Raiford is an artist, author, and activist. Founder and lead organizer of Don't Shoot Portland, Oregon's most active Black Lives Matter organization, she works to support political activism and direct engagement. Her perspectives and programming have expanded beyond the Pacific Northwest and helped to center marginalized Movements through the social paradigms of activism in America. Her approach to activism is built on accountability and resistance, and has become a blueprint for Nonviolent Direct Action organizing in communities across the country including Ferguson, Baltimore, Seattle, and Dallas. Her talk, "The HeART of

Protest", will focus on the passion behind the Movement: the Heart is the love that drives us to rise up in protest, and the Art is the political and social action that must follow to bring about change.


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