Arts & Community: Creative Peaceful Resistance

Friday, June 16, 4:30 pm - 5:10 pm
Explore Creative Peaceful Resistance (CPR), a landmark program, centered around youth and piloting work at the intersection of various segments of the community. CPR emerged in the aftermath of a Neo Nazi march in a local neighborhood. Inspired by Gandhi’s work, youth are using creative expression as a means to resist bigotry and express their visions for self and neighborhood healing and restoration.

This session addresses issues of advocacy, arts education, engagement, leadership, and public value.

This session is part of the Inspiring Activation sessions.


Lorna Gonsalves
Executive Director
Creative Peaceful Resistance
Maumee, Ohio
Dr. Lorna Gonsalves is a long-time educator, counselor, and organizer who uses innovative grassroots strategies for prompting self, neighborhood, and institutional transformation. Her work spans several continents including the U.S., Mexico, India, South Africa, and Switzerland. Dr. G is the architect of the Creative Peaceful Resistance (CPR) initiative, which uses creative expression as a means for local youth to express and share their visions for self-healing and neighborhood restoration. Born and raised in India, Gonsalves moved to the United States in 1972. Her academic background includes a diploma in Opera Performance awarded through the Royal Academy of Music in London, a B.A. in Psychology from Sophia College for Women in Mumbai, and an M.A. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Sociology from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.