Ten Days of Peace! Join us and our partners with TEN DAYS of great programming–9/11-9/21

By @ 08/21/12 in News

Join us for Ten Days of Peace, a project intended to lift up our many partners and their diverse but powerful ways of addressing violence in our community through acts of peace, justice, and service. We’re really proud to be making the connections between affordable housing, the environment, building an alternative economy, solidarity with democracy movements abroad, inner peace work, the arts, and building a culture of peace in Oakland and the Bay Area.

Details to follow, but for now, here’s a rough sketch:

September 11, 2012 (Axis of Friendship Day), 6PM: Presentation on the graphic novel “Zahra’s Paradise” about the Iranian democracy movement featuring the author (coordinated in partnership with Faith Voices for the Common Good): blog post here.

September 12, 2012: 7:00 PM community yoga with Niroga Institute. Blog post here.

September 13, 2012, 6:30 PM: Gift Circle organized by the Connection Action Project (Shelton Hall): The gift circle workshop is for people experiencing transition on the personal, social or economic level, and who are interested in exploring alternative models of interaction and transaction. We will practice new ways to give to and receive from one another with the intention to have a felt experience of healing and communication that can map onto all our relationships, our work and our finances. Bring a material offering, a passion, or a talent to share, and/or a situation where you are blocked and could use support. Blog post here.

Also September 13, 7PM: Justice for Alan Blueford gathering with Alan’s parents and lawyers, organized by the Interfaith Tent of Occupy Oakland. Blog post here.

September 14, 6PM: 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. Blog post here.

September 15, 2012 11 AM – 2 PM: East Bay Housing Organizations invites you to EBHO potluck in the parkLake Temescal Park, Park View Site, 6500 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618. Drinks and grillables provided – bring your favorite side dish! Blog post here.

September 16, 2012 3:30-5 pm. CONCERT FOR PEACE, FEATURING GREAT BAY AREA MUSICIANS (coordinated in partnership with YES!) (If you have artist recommendations, we’re thrilled to receive them!) Blog post here.

September 17, 2012 Daylong programming around ending urban violence: healing, therapy, storytelling: http://www.truthtellingseries.org/ in partnership with the Preventing Violence InitiativeBlog post here.

September 18, 2012: A showing of The Interrupters with Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth–panel on restorative justice to follow. Blog post here.

September 19, 2012 7:00 PM yoga class with Niroga InstituteBlog post here.

September 20, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland CA An Evening with Dr. Bernard Lafayette, leader in the Kingian Nonviolence. Sponsored by Positive Peace Warriors Network.  Blog post here.

September 21, 2012 (International Day of Peace) For International Day of Peace, TWO major events: Blog post here.

Help celebrate Oakland’s official designation as an International City of Peace with our partners the Oakland Peace Ambassadors by creating peace in your very own neighborhood: Today, do one distinct act of kindness, service, or action for justice. Share what you have done on our facebook event page so we can inspire one another

Also September 21, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Mills Grove Christian Church, 5410 Fleming Ave, Oakland, CA 94619, Hear a presentation by civil rights legend Bob Moses, whose recent work with the Algebra Project has lifted countless youth of color from the prison pipeline to the college track, including this summer at Mills Grove where he will be speaking.

BONUS: September 22-23 Kingian Nonviolence Training

September 22: City-wide March for Peace organized by Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere

September 22: Fall Festival at Nafsi Ya Jamii (ceremony at 1 PM), 3746 39th Avenue (Cross Street Mac Arthur Avenue)

Photo credit: Zahra’s Paradise author (right) shown at last year’s Axis of Friendship Day with OPC supporter Tai Amri Spann-Wilson

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