On March 18, shock waves rippled through the small community of New Hamburg, where the headquarters of Ten Thousand Villages Canada is located, and beyond, as store closures and staff lay-offs were announced.
Jonah Langelotz and three of his classmates needed to participate in a nonviolent action for their History and Strategies of Nonviolence course at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). It did not take them long to decide on an issue.
Pinch the skin on the back of your hand, then release it and watch it fall. Your skin gradually slides back into place. Constantly healing and being recreated, our skin both protects us and offers us the sense of touch through which we experience the world.