500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California 95053

Now in its seventh year, the CTV Community Nonviolence Conference and Youth Leadership Summit, gathers hundreds of people from diverse sectors of the community who share a common goal: to carry on the visions of Mahatma Gandhi, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez; to overcome violence by the power of nonviolence; and to realize the potential of our human family to build a world that supports the well being of all. Conference participants will be inspired to carry this vision forward.

ENGAGE with others who are transforming their lives and communities through the power of nonviolence

LEARN practices that allow you to creatively and dynamically meet the challenges of our time

DISCOVER how the human values of caring and compassion can fuel our commitments to deep and profound change

REALIZE what you can do to make a difference now

Keynote Speakers

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette is a longtime civil rights activist and authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, and he was a core leader of the civil rights movement. He worked directly with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. John Dear, SJ is a Jesuit Priest, peace activist, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, and author/editor of 20 books on peace and nonviolence. Archbishop Desmond Tutu nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008.

Youth Leadership Summit
It's no secret that violence plagues our schools - through gang violence, gossip, cliques and cyber-bullying. The Youth Leadership Summit is designed for high school youth and student advisors who want to help change this culture in our schools. Participants will explore ways they have personally been affected by campus violence and will learn about opportunities to become agents of change. Students are encouraged to enroll in small groups, along with a teacher or counselor.

Official Website: http://www.carrythevision.org

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