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1970–1971: Columbae House / Non-Violence

Columbae Pamphlet
“The purpose of this pamphlet is to give direction to people who feel a need to respond to the intense situation in Indochina in a manner that is consistent with the notion that a true peace must be achieved through peaceful means.”
Columbae House
Undated, unsigned, single-page description of Columbae House
February 24, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“Three Stanford professors and an administrator were among nine Bay Area clergymen, professors, and engineers who used nonviolent civil disobedience Wednesday, Feb. 24, to block entry to the San Mateo draft board.”
March 2, 1971
Stanford Press Release
(1) “Broadening their nonviolent opposition to the war, more than 200 students, women, and other pacifists leafleted and blocked entry at five Bay Area draft boards simultaneously Tuesday, March 2.” (2) “Shouting ‘fascist pig’ and pounding on doors, about 30 protesters harassed Nikitas Sioris, Greek minister of education, while he had a half-hour interview with Acting Dean Arthur Coladarci at the Stanford School of Education Tuesday, March 2.”
March 11, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“Thirteen Stanford students who blocked entry to the San Francisco Draft Board March 2 in a nonviolent war protest, Thursday, March 11, were given five-day suspended jail sentences…”
May 20, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“Columbae House is a community of 50 Stanford students … dedicated to examining the many facets of a nonviolent life-style.”