Kit Miller has served as the director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence since 2009. Her prior position was as director/celebrator of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication in Oakland, California. Kit has been learning about and organizing for nonviolence for the past 25 years and draws on Gandhian and Kingian nonviolence, as well as Nonviolent Communication and permaculture for direction and daily practice. In addition to using the Institute itself as a learning laboratory for principled nonviolence with colleagues, she teaches and works on community projects related to restorative justice, sustainability and anti-racism as applications of nonviolence in Rochester.
Kit has taught hundreds of groups world-wide and is proud to have spoken at the United Nations last fall on sharing nonviolence with youth in the 21st century. She has been happily married for 27 years to husband David and is a graduate student at Goddard College in Vermont, studying social innovation and sustainability.