The Keys to Nonviolent Protest: An Interview with Kazu Haga

Nonviolence is like …karate? Yeah, you read that right. Perhaps you wouldn’t expect Kazu Haga, a Kingian Nonviolence trainer who has facilitated restorative justice groups in California prisons for twenty years, to dedicate an entire chapter of his new book, Healing Resistance, to nonviolence as martial art. But he does. And the crazy thing is, he has a point.     Kazu is the rare person you can simultaneously imagine traversing a prison hallway and decorating a cookie. In the three hours I spent with Kazu, he managed to receive bear hugs from at least four towering formerly-incarcerated men, […]