About Us

Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) is an all-volunteer group of ordinary folks from all walks of life, who believe that our country can do better than expend our precious resources of life and treasure in seemingly endless wars.

KNOW was formed in 2002 to echo the voices for peace when the drums for the Iraq War were beginning to sound. One of our main visible activities is standing for peace at our weekly Sunday vigils.  We have also organized various marches and candlelight vigils and commemorations, as well as public lectures and teach-ins.  Be-in-the-KNOW films series shows relevant peace and environmental documentaries.  We have arranged bus trips to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, to take part in national and regional protests, and have lobbied legislators around Iraq War funding, bringing the troops home, and funding domestic needs rather than war.