We are a passionate and diverse group of individuals who gather together to support and challenge one another in our quest to create nonviolent social change within our lives, our communities and our world.

"When Michael Nagler, of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, told a young friend that he was going to start a new think tank, he thought she’d be very impressed. Instead, she looked at him squarely and said, “We don’t need another think tank. We need a hope tank.” So, they began hosting Hope Tanks, a gathering of friends seeking to deepen their nonviolence and challenge themselves to think differently about the challenges the world faces–by uplifting the power of nonviolence to help us solve these crises. There is one rule in HOPE TANK: everything is on the table, but we have to use nonviolence to solve the problem."

HOPE TANK Winston-Salem was inspired by the Metta Center.  Our goal is to learn more together about nonviolence history, philosophy and practice, as well as to brainstorm about projects that we might like to undertake in our own lives and communities. Beginners mind welcome and encouraged!


Donations accepted, but not required.

All donations collected will go to 18 Springs Scholarship Fund.

Want to learn more? Contact Sydney Hughes-McGee at bodyandearth18@gmail.com.

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