Regardless of the weather, this is the Season of Nonviolence, the roughly nine-week interval between the anniversaries of the deaths of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. The first in a series of events to observe the season will focus on the subject of "Building Compassionate Community."
Michael Nagler is also the founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, which has just relocated to a new home in Petaluma.
Michael Nagler will be speaking at the Santa Rosa main library on Monday, Feb. 7, at 6 pm. The free event is being sponsored by a coalition of local non-profits seeking to help us all move beyond adversarial communication toward a compassionate community.