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Speakers bureau

Hands Across the Hills has been in demand to speak to groups and audiences of all sizes. 


Our usual format is to have two speakers, who show a short film about Hands Across the Hills, followed by an hour’s presentation of our work, including at least a half hour for questions and answers (Q&A). 


Total presentation time: 60-90 minutes.

Our speakers are also available for media interviews.


Sharon Dunn (left) and Jay Frost (center) after presenting to UMass-Amherst's Natural Resources and Public Policy class in Spring 2018.  Prof. Charles Schweik (second from right).

Speaking Engagements


  • Osher Lifelong Learning Center, Monterey Bay CA

  • Center for Nonviolent Solutions, Catholic Workers Community, Worcester MA

  • Center for Restorative Practices, Amherst College, Amherst MA

  • Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, Amherst MA

  • Greenfield Community College, Greenfield MA



  • Natural Resources Policy and Administration, class, Environmental Conservation and School of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts—two presentations.  Prof. Charlie Schweick, Amherst MA

  • Making a Difference – Social Change, class,  School of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts – two presentations.  Prof. Betsy Schmidt, Amherst MA

  • Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA 

  • Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge MA

  • Jewish Community of Amherst, Amherst MA

  • Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet MA

  • Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought, Monmouth NJ

  • Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, Northampton MA

  • Interfaith Council of Franklin County, Greenfield MA

  • Center Congregational Church's Moment for Peace, Brattleboro VT

  • Applewood Adult Community, Amherst MA

  • Lathrop Adult Community, Amherst MA

  • Blue Heron Restaurant, public meeting sponsored by Seniors4Democratic Society

  • Peace Research Agenda for the 21st Century, Tokyo, Japan


Media Interviews 2017-2020


  • BBC

  • Arte TV

  • New York Times

  • The New Yorker

  • WGBY Springfield MA

  • NEPR’s Next with John Dankowsky

  • Trouw (The Netherlands)

  • peacenews

  • The Boston Globe

  • WHMP The Bill Newman Show

  • Springfield (MA) Republican


Contact Debbie Roth-Howe to arrange a speaking engagement in your community: drothhowe [at]

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