Book Event – New Hampshire Peace Action
BOOK TALK: New Hampshire Peace Action
April 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Answers Are There: Building Peace from the Inside Out
Join Libby for a virtual book event with the New Hampshire Peace Action Network!
Our world desperately needs new ways to support community transformation. In The Answers Are There, Libby Hoffman shows us what is possible when outside aid animates, rather than obstructs, local leadership and recognizes and honors community wisdom, priorities, and resources.
This book shares stories of individual and communal transformation in Sierra Leone, where the culture of community was nearly destroyed by civil war. But the unique approach of Fambul Tok (“family talk”)—anchoring reconciliation in indigenous traditions of communal truth-telling, apology, and forgiveness—restored that culture and unleashed a powerful resource for national healing. Fambul Tok’s core conviction—that ordinary people have the creativity, capacity, and determination to transform their communities according to their own needs and desires—changed a country, and with it, international peace and development.
Please join us in welcoming author Libby Hoffman for a discussion of The Answers Are There. Please purchase and read the book prior to attending.
The book is available for purchase at Gibson’s Bookstore, Toadstool Bookshops, Water Street Books, RiverRun, or your favorite retailer.
Attendance is free.
About New Hampshire Peace Action: The members of New Hampshire Peace Action are dedicated to making a contribution to world peace. We envision a world in which nuclear disarmament, mutual security, global understanding, international cooperation and respect for human rights create social, economic, and environmental benefits for all humanity.
New Hampshire Peace Action provides outreach and education on peace and justice issues, organizes vigils and demonstrations, lobbies elected representatives, provides a quarterly newsletter and weekly email list of upcoming events, and provides opportunities for direct action.
Our current program work is focused on education and advocacy calling for an end to the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, diplomacy with Iran, reducing the Pentagon Budget, and nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation. We bring speakers and films to educate the public, create educational materials, and support nonviolence education and nonviolent action.