TV: “Peace from Local to Global”

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s August 2013 TV program brings together three interesting guests who explore a variety of aspects related to peace all the way from the neighborhood level to the global level. Rozanne Rants, Holly Gwinn Graham, and Larry Kerschner are warm, wise and engaging.

Rozanne Rants has long, deep roots in our community. An amazingly diverse range of people enjoy Rozanne’s friendship. I’ve enjoyed working with her on a variety of issues and activities, including several through the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation. She always brings warmth and wisdom to whatever she does, and I’m delighted that she is a guest on this program.

Holly Gwinn Graham grew up in Florida and established strong reputations in England, the U.S. and elsewhere for her musical and dramatic creativity and for her technical expertise on issues such as nuclear power, nuclear weapons, the militarization of space, and other environmental and social issues. Holly deftly combines serious knowledge with creative expression, and she is a lot of fun to interact with.

Larry Kerschner served in the army during the Vietnam war, and he has volunteered vigorously in the peace movement ever since then, including Veterans for Peace and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Larry is willing and able to grapple seriously with the biggest and toughest political issues. He has traveled on peace delegations to Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korea. He combines spiritual depth with personal courage and relentless persistence.

Rozanne starts our TV conversation by telling what happened when a young man in her NE Olympia neighborhood was carrying an umbrella and wearing dark clothing for the winter weather this past March 12th. A young woman in our fearful post-911 America called the police and reported a sinister looking man carrying a gun. Several police agencies responded, a helicopter flew overhead, and a nearby elementary school locked down. In a fearful society, a person’s eyes can see an umbrella, but her brain can change the image and “see” a gun.

To continue reading a thorough summary of what we discussed during this interview, click Program Description — August 2013.

To watch this warm and engaging interview, click HERE.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093