Never has there been a time when building peace was more critical for humanity. Join Elliot Adams & the Topanga community for this special event collaboration.
PLEASE BRING A DISH & BEVERAGE TO SHARE.
Following Elliot's talk will be a Pop-up for peace discussion!
About the speaker: Elliott Adams bases his peace work on his experiences in many war zones and areas of conflict and as a soldier. One of the promising areas of work is TPNI (third party non-violent intervention): the practice of outside parties intervening in a conflict in an effort to open the space for reconciliation and peacebuilding. Some practitioners of TPNI feel that tools like nonviolent interpositioning can be a full replacement for armed peacekeeping. And TPNI fits in the legal frameworks of “droit d’ingérence” (right to intervene) as a tool of humanitarian intervention. He will talk about TPNI and other practical things we can do to reduce violence. He will talk about why he believes we can end war and what we as individuals can do to achieve that.
Elliott Adams has transformed from a soldier to a nonviolent warrior, dedicating his life to stopping all war. He served as army paratrooper in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and Alaska; National President of Veterans for Peace; President of school board, Mayor, President of Rotary, and Master of the Masonic Lodge. Elliot currently works with the Meta Peace Team and is co-chair of Creating a Culture of Peace.
This work has taken Elliott throughout the world. He has testified before the US Congressional Judiciary Committee and has been arrested for his activism. In 2014 and again in 2015 he spent several months as a member of the Meta Peace Team using third party nonviolent intervention in the West Bank and Palestine.