Kazu Haga


Kazu Haga is on the leadership team of Building Belonging, the founder of East Point Peace Academy, a key member of the Ahimsa Collective and Fierce Vulnerability Network, and author of "Healing Resistance." A seasoned trainer certified in nonviolence and restorative justice methodologies, Haga has been trained by notable figures like Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Rev. James Lawson. He educates on nonviolence, conflict reconciliation, and restorative justice across various settings, including prisons and activist communities. Starting his journey into social change and nonviolence at 17, Haga has since led countless workshops worldwide and earned accolades like the Martin Luther King Jr. award. An avid meditator and nature lover, he supports the Boston Celtics and enjoys mixed martial arts, despite its contradictions with his nonviolence principles. Haga calls Oakland, CA, home.



Seeding a Global Network for Migration and Belonging in 2024 and Beyond
Our movements for liberation cannot be successful without addressing migration, and the question of borders. This interactive workshop invites leaders from diverse fields (social justice, democracy, climate, culture and narrative strategy, development, philanthropy, and more) to consider what might be possible if we take a more integrated and global approach to the question of migration: can we see our movements for liberation as united in advancing an expansive vision of belonging? Migration raises questions that are central to our movements for liberation: who belongs? Who decides? Who has a...