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Voices from the front lines of GLIDE’s efforts serving those in need and advocating for change.

Jul 31, 2020

Beloved Community

The nonviolent resister must often express his protest through noncooperation or boycotts, but noncooperation and boycotts are not ends themselves; they are merely means to awaken a sense of moral shame in the opponent. The end is redemption and reconciliation. The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.
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Nov-12-2010

My work here still feels new and fresh.

by Kristen Growney Yamamoto, Co-Executive Director Rita and I took over the co-Executive Director roles at GLIDE only 2 months ago. While, I’ve been at GLIDE for over three years, my work here still feels new and fresh.  As Co-Executive Director, I am energized by my new role and both the opportunities and challenges it...


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Nov-12-2010

Why am I writing this blog?

by Rita Shimmin, Co-Executive Director Why am I writing this blog?… Because GLIDE is entering the online, digital age and pulling me along with it. We are upgrading the look and feel of our website and developing a social-networking application to engage and grow our online community. Why do we want you to have a...



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