Two people working in the clean room at the Saab ETIC Building.

Day Without Violence

The Day Without Violence was launched in 1996 by the Peace Studies Association (UMass Lowell is a founding member) and has been held annually at more than 100 universities and colleges throughout the United States.

Days Without Violence are held in early April to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Sometimes the events for the Day Without Violence last for two or more days.

For our Days Without Violence, we have organized lectures, small-group discussions, interactive skits, training workshops and teen dances at UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College. Our peace banner, with hundreds of signatures and messages, has been displayed at many locations at both UMass Lowell and in the community. In 1998, a manual on organizing DWVs was written by PACSI’s student assistant. A copy is available in our Resource Space in O’Leary Library, room 500.

Day Without Violence Keynote Address

Tuesday, April 3, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Day Without Violence Lecture: "Nonviolence as a Means of Struggle, Change and Success” 
University Crossing, Moloney Hall, Room 260
220 Pawtucket St., Lowell

2018 Greeley School for Peace Studies Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Khalid Karman will give the Day Without Violence lecture on “Nonviolence as a Means of Struggle, Change and Success.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Salem Street lot.

Other Greeley Scholar Events

Thursday, April 5, 8 to 10 a.m.
“GLILA Conversation with Tawakkol Karman: Women and Making Change”
Christ Church United of Dracut
10 Arlington St., Dracut
Free and open to the public. Parking is available on site.

Sunday, April 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
“Concord First Parish Church Community Discussion with Tawakkol Karman: My Experience in the Revolution and Making Change” 
First Parish in Concord, Unitarian Universalist 
20 Lexington Road, Concord
Free and open to the public. Parking is available on site.

Thursday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"African Community Conversation with Tawakkol Karman"
African Community Center for Lowell
155 Merrimack St., Lowell, third floor
Free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact the Dean’s Office of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at

Sponsored by: The College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Peace and Conflict Studies Institute (PACSI), the Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies Advisory Board, the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, the UMass Lowell Office of the Provost, the UMass Lowell Office of University Relations and the African Community Center of Lowell.