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By @ 09/04/12 in News

September 17, all day: a community engagement day on collecting stories and a day for healing with free therapy, yoga, healing workshops etc. Details to follow.

While details are still unfolding for this event, I am thrilled to be working with Crystallee Crain and with the College of Alameda’s Violence Prevention Initiatve, one of the Oakland Peace Center’s newest partners. They are doing amazing work in the community, and when I offered a workshop on nonviolent communication at a youth forum they offered this summer, I was inspired by the young adults who both participated in and led informative and inspiring workshops–I brought a group of eight youth with me who said, “The people leading some of those workshops were just a few years older than us. We want to be leaders like that, too!”

In each blog post about the distinct days within Ten Days of Peace, I have tried to articulate the connection between that day’s activities and the Oakland Peace Center’s purpose of uniting people and organizations around creating access, opportunity and dignity for all in Oakland and the Bay Area as the means to peace. I don’t have to explain that connection when talking about the Violence Prevention Initiative because they live it so clearly. Particularly inspiring is the work VPI is doing around healing from urban violence and ending the cycle of urban violence through the Truth Telling Series. Take time for this day and be inspired.



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September 16, 2012, 3:30 PM, Concert for Peace with amazing Bay Area artists!

In VERY proud partnership with YES!

Bring the kids, bring your friends, and bring a heart for GREAT music of several styles.

Children’s programming provided.

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[Please note: this event IS NOT at the Oakland Peace Center]

September 15, 2012 11 AM – 2 PM: East Bay Housing Organizations invites you to EBHO potluck in the park:

Lake Temescal Park, Park View Site, 6500 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618

Drinks and grillables provided – bring your favorite side dish! PLEASE RSVP BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK to make sure there’s enough burgers for everyone!

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September 14, 2012, 6:30 PM: Workshop: Peace in the Time of Climate Change with author and activist Floyd Earl Smith. We’ll discuss challenges and opportunities for peace and connection in a warming and environmentally stressed world.

Floyd is author of Runaway and Green Computing, and he’s active locally in Transition Towns and the Connection Action Project.

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