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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.

2017 Day Without Violence Keynote Address

April 4, 2017 
12:30 to 2 p.m.
O'Leary Library, Room 222 

The 22nd annual Day Without Violence will be celebrated April 4. This year we're proud to host the 2017 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies Noy Thrupkaew as the keynote speaker. Her address is entitled “A Crisis from Which We Bleed: Resisting Economic Injustice Across the Divide.”  The event is free and open to the public.

Other Greeley Scholar Events

Sunday, April 9 
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Kerem Shalom
659 Elm St., Concord, MA

"Modern Human Slavery: Community Conversation with Noy Thrupkaew"

Please join us for a Q&A with Noy Thrupkaew, who will draw upon her expertise in human trafficking and labor exploitation prevention.

Free and open to the public

Wednesday, April 12 
6 p.m.
Lowell Community Health Center
CHEC Training Room, 6th Floor
161 Jackson St., Lowell

An Evening with Noy Thrupkaew

Please join us for an evening with Noy Thrupkaew, as she addresses how human trafficking and labor exploitation not only affects migrants but also US citizen workers and highlights the harmful anti-trafficking initiatives, criminalization of prostitution and marginalized communities, and effective and inclusive activism. Refreshments will be served.