Nonviolence Conflict Resolution

Teacher, Marisol Badilla, knew the importance of restorative programming at City High School and wanted to reinforce those ideas by engaging a community member doing similar work. Vana Lewis taught six non-violence principles, so students could connect them with current programming and then make a plan to teach families those principles in a way that would be fun and engaging.

The students, with Vana’s help, created a community tie-dye event that included sponsors, food, outreach, a DJ, and donations for supplies. The event brought families, community members and students together. Nourished by food, music, nonviolence principles, and tie-dying, participants experienced a validation of the ongoing work at the school.

Project length

4 months



  • Our visitor was incredibly inspirational and enthusiastic, they always shared positivity in the classroom and made everyone happy.

    12th Grade Student
  • Vana was amazing to have with us; she was kind and smart, ...

    12th Grade Student
  • #we are worthy

    12th Grade Student

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