The Trustees, Faculty, and Graduating Class are Pleased to Announce
Pacific School of Religion’s
Sunday, May 23, 2021
4 PM Pacific
Never Going Back: Breaking Wide, Rising Forward
Commencement Address by Kazu Haga, Founder and Coordinator of the East Point Peace Academy
Kazu Haga is the founder of the East Point Peace Academy, a core member of the Ahimsa collective and the Yet-To-Be-Named Network and author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm. He is a practitioner, trainer and teacher of nonviolence, restorative justice, organizing and mindfulness and works with incarcerated people, youth, and activists from around the country.
He has over 20 years of experience in nonviolence and social change work, and has been an active trainer since 2000. He resides in Oakland, CA.
Do not remember the former things,
or consider the things of old.
I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
The wild animals will honor me,
the jackals and the ostriches;
for I give water in the wilderness,
rivers in the desert,
to give drink to my beloved people,
the people whom I formed
so that they might offer thanks and praise.