The 12th Annual Season for Nonviolence Conference at the United Nations took place on March 19th, 2009.

The Season for Nonviolence Conference (SNV) is part of a 64-day national educational, media, and grassroots campaign promoting nonviolence as a powerful tool for transformation, empowerment and healing of individuals and communities. Each year, our event attracts over 700 students (ages 10 – 18) from Maine to Maryland. This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the “Little Rock Nine.”
In 1957, young Terrence Roberts, along with eight other African-American youth, desegregated Central High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Surrounded by the National Guard and jeering mobs, the Little Rock Nine’s courage and grace became an important and inspirational event in the American Civil Rights Movement.
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