Each semester the University YMCA, in conjuction with several other community and university partners, hosts a Friday Forum series at noon on Fridays. The spring series begins on February 15th and is titled "RESIST: Building a Culture of Nonviolence."

The first guest will be Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager & Compliance Office for the City of Champaign, who is also part of the executive committee for the Champaign Community Coalition.

Here's the line-up for the rest of the semester:

February 22nd – Tamar Manasseh, Mothers Against Senseless Killings

March 1st – Jennie Belle, Church World Service

March 8th – Elaine Shpungin, Conflict 180

March 15th – Kryss Chupp, Christian Peacemaker Teams

March 29th – Michael Metz, author, Radicals in the Heartland

April 5th – Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

April 12th – Father John Kelly, activist and author, They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change