David Hartsough

David Hartsough

Keynote Speaker | Peaceworkers

David Hartsough is a lifelong peace activist and author of his memoir, Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist. Hartsough has organized many peace efforts and worked with nonviolent movements in such far-flung locations as the Soviet Union, Nicaragua, Philippines, and Kosovo.

In 1987 Hartsough co-founded the Nuremberg Actions blocking munitions trains carrying munitions to Central America In 2002 he co-founded the Nonviolent Peaceforce which has peace teams with over 200 nonviolent peacemakers/peacekeepers working in conflict areas around the world. Hartsough also co-founded World Beyond War, a global movement to end all war. Hartsough has been arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience in his work for peace and justice more than 150 times, most recently at the Livermore nuclear weapons laboratory.

His first arrest was for taking part if the first “Sit-ins” in Maryland and Virginia in 1960 with other students from Howard University. Hartsough has recently returned from Russia as part of a citizens diplomacy delegation hoping to help bring the US and Russia back from the brink of nuclear war. Hartsough is a Quaker, a father and grandfather and lives in San Francisco, CA.


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