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A draft of issues to consider re: Ukraine

submitted by Daniel Smith, KNOW co-chairperson Remember the victims of warDiplomacy not war Negotiation not escalation Healthcare not warfare Diplomacy not war in UkraineNegotiate NOW – Immediate Ceasefire – Don’t Escalate in Ukraine Abolish nuclear weapons Renewable energy not fossil fuels and nuclear power Russian troops out of Ukraine No […]

Events, News

NO WAR with Russia in Ukraine

Join KNOW and our allies on noon Sunday, February 6, 2022 on the corner of Michigan and Park in front of the Federal Building in downtown Kalamazoo, to demand an end to the drumbeat of war with Russia over Ukraine! We will stand in a vigil to resist the normalization […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Peace

On January 15 we pause to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., an apostle for nonviolence. And now that holiday is joined by another reason to celebrate, just one week later. On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force; this landmark […]


With love, from Kalamazoo to Palestine. A Festival of Celebration and Solidarity. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 3pm-6pm. Second Annual!

With Love, from Kalamazoo to Palestine:  A Festival of Celebration and Solidarity 3pm – 6pm Saturday, July 16, 2022   Bronson Park, Kalamazoo Michigan   Event hosts: Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW). Co-sponsored by the Friends of Palestine. Where: Bronson Park, downtown Kalamazoo When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, […]

Events, Issues, Military Budget

2.9 % yard signs for peace

The U.S. spends the following annually on the military: $740 billion from the funds allocated by Congress to the Department of Defense ( $243.3 billion for Veterans benefits ( $49.4 billion for maintenance and upgrading nuclear weapons found in the Department of Energy budget ( >nnsa >budget) $48 billion in […]


Violence De-Escalation SKILLS TRAINING – Saturday, Oct. 31

Violence De-Escalation SKILLS TRAINING Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020 10 a.m. – noon and 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m. In keeping with Covid-19 safety guidelines, this will be a Virtual Training Cost: none for the 1st 100 applicants, $30 for additional applicants YOU MUST PRE–REGISTER for this event. Go to […]



We, the members of Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW), express our deep sorrow over the tragic death of George Floyd, offer condolences to his family and friends, and condemn the racist police violence that led to his murder. We urge that the police officers involved in this heinous crime […]



A Fall festival and open house sponsored by Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW). Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Parkview Hills Clubhouse 3707 Greenleaf Circle, Kalamazoo Pot luck brunch – music – poetry games & crafts for kids and adults informative tables from many area organizations […]