November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website,, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.

THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to, a multimedia blog and resource center.

War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
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The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

The Conscious Communication Institute

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The Conscious Communication Institute

Invites you to a Day-Long Conference


Creating Understanding

In Troubled Times

Sat. March 27, ‘04

9am- 4pm

Bement School in Old Deerfield

              Connect, celebrate, & learn new skills for Compassionate

                                          Effective Communication            

                  * with partners  *  families  *  in classrooms, * workplaces

                  * in the wider world.   Ten Co-sponsors. Literature tables.

                                             8:30:  Registration and refreshments

                                             9:00:  Opening. Music with Sarah Pirtle

                                           10-12:  Workshops

                                             12-1:  Lunch. Music with Molly Scott

                                               1-2:  Participant-led discussion groups

                                               2-4:  Workshops & Closing

                    $10 with pre-registration by March 20    $15 at the door

                                   Childcare provided with pre-registration

                                              18 yrs. and under- Free

                                           Fragrance- Free event requested

                        For information call Gaella Elwell: 413-369-4066


Morning Workshops 10-12am

1.              Getting to “We” in Parenting & Partnering. Sandra Boston,  Gaella Elwell. 

       Conscious Communication Institute

2.              Keeping Our Voices Rising:  Transforming Fear by Finding Our Positive  

          Voice Within.  Sarah Pirtle, author, peace educator, musician 

3.              Experiencing the Power of Empathy. Pioneer Valley Nonviolent Communications

       Teachers Group

4.              Creating Adult/Teen Dialogues. Angel Russek. Community Coalition For Teens

   5.   Working with Differences in Civic Meetings. Savanna Ouellette, Betsy Corner

        The Mediation and Training Collaborative

                            Afternoon Workshops 2-4pm

6.    What to Say When You Don’t Agree: Imagine Feeling Confident in Conflict.

       Bett Farber, Karen Fogliatti, teachers CCI

7.   Teaching Preschoolers to be Problem Solvers. Susan Pelis, Giving Tree School

8.   Living Our Values in Troubled Times. Alan Eccleston, organizational change


9.   Moving Intention Into Action: How Inner Resonance Changes Our Outer

      World.  Molly Scott, counselor, singer 

 10.   Playing with Conflict: Theater Games and Role-plays that Unmask and Empower.

         Sunny Miller, Director, Traprock Peace Center

 Directions: From Greenfield Common: Drive 2.7 miles south on Rt. 5-10 to first right-hand exit into       Historic Old Deerfield. Bement School is .4 miles on the left at 100 Main St.  From Northampton: Take 1-91 north to Exit 24. Go right at the exit. Drive 5.4 miles north on Rt. 5-10 to first left-hand exit for Historic Old Deerfield. Bement School is .6 miles on the right at 100 Main St.

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Registration  (Please Print Clearly)

       Name      ________________________________

    Address    ________________________________


     e-mail    __________________________________

            (I would like to receive notice of CCI classes via e-mail ____ check here)

   Phone (____)______________________

      The workshops are 2 hrs long. Participants may attend one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The following                              .     are your preferences and cannot be guaranteed.

                     Morning Workshop:  (#s 1-5)    First Choice #_____ Second Choice #_____

                   Afternoon Workshop: (#s 6-10) First Choice #_____Second Choice  #_____

                  Free Childcare with certified providers for ages 3.5 to 12 yrs.

                  How many children?______Ages :__________(call before conf. if your child has any specific needs.)

                  Home-made Vegetarian Lunch:  (Sandwich, cookies, fresh fruit)  $6.00_______check here

                               Please send $10 and this form (add $6 for lunch option)

                               Check payable to CCI.  Please send by March 20.

                 Mail to: Gaella Elwell-CCI,  888 Shelburne Falls Rd., Conway Ma. 01341

                                   For information call Gaella: 413-369-4066