The goals of this site is to provide a tool in the form of organized resources for those who wish to get involved in the movement for a better world for all. We here at Nonviolence International New York seek to help guide and link those who wish to participate in this fight for peace by providing the educational resources and connections to activists groups leading the movement.
Nonviolence International New York Statement:
As a whole, our organization is committed to building a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. We seek to accomplish this through the insurance of political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens. We support all those who seek to:
Achieve equality of rights and eliminate racial prejudice among the citizens of the United States
Remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
Enact and enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
Inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
Our current goals are focused on reducing police budgets and reallocating those funds to crucial and oft-neglected areas like education, public health, housing, and youth services. This is based on research that investing in communities will help build sustainable peace through directly addressing societal problems, such as poverty, mental illness, and homelessness. We support #8CANTWAIT and other policies that can reduce the harm caused by police in the short-term as a means of trans formative change to move beyond policing as key to public safety.
"No justice, no peace" is a slogan that originated in protest against ethnic violence against African Americans by White Americans, following the murder of Michael Griffith at the hands of mob of white youths. Activist Robert "Sonny" Carson, as quoted on February 12, 1987 for his statement, "no justice! no peace!". Martin Luther King has been quoted with his statement "I might say that I see these two struggles as one struggle. There can be no justice without peace. And there can be no peace without justice.” More than just a phrase, this is a guiding force in the ongoing march for equality. This qualifier is the marker in which we as a whole must adopt and implement, for we cannot say we are bettering the course humanity while denying another group their own. In line with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, we encourage all who read this to adopt the mantra and the cause. No justice, No peace.
“All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms. The United Nations is committed to upholding, promoting, and protecting the human rights of every individual. This commitment stems from the United Nations Charter, which reaffirms the faith of the peoples of the world in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person. In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has stated in clear and simple terms the rights which belong equally to every person. These rights belong to you. They are your rights. Familiarize yourself with them. Help to promote and defend them for yourself as well as for your fellow human beings.”
― United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Call to Action:
Guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.
We would like to issue a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Our intention is to connect advocates from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities. The impetus for this, the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on Black Americans by the state. We ask that you use this site to help spread knowledge and develop nonviolent ways to protest and bring about sustainable peace in order to put a permanent end to racism and discrimination.
Your journey begins here, but should not end here. This is a movement that has yet to see its finish line. Too many times we see ourselves hitting the peak of the mountain top and not being able to take down the other side. We ask that once you pick up the torch, you run as long as possible and fear not for there are others running with you. Welcome to fight for peace, for justice, for freedom.