Plowshare Peace Center invites youth age 12 – 19 for a day of fun and informative workshops on Peace, Empowerment, Art & Social Justice led by facilitators and teachers from the community. Youth organizers also participate in facilitation. Arrive for registration 9 Am. Opening speaker ; Gene Edmunds, minister – 9:30;
First workshops 10 AM; see schedule below; art projects; free breakfast and lunch; entertainment by youth musicians; closing and comments 4 PM. A really great day! 2014-Youth-Peace-Summit-Registration-Form Your pre-registration will help us get a head count idea. You are also welcome to come on the day to register. Unitarian Universalist Church, 2015 Grandin Rd. at the corner of Brandon and Grandin.
There will be 4 workshop sessions: 10 – 11, 11- 12, 1-2 and 3-4 Breakfast and Lunch provided FREE THIS YEAR’S WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
Come learn some new tools for sharing with your family or groups!
Kim balances his day job as a manager for the Dept. of Transportation with teaching Leadership and Managing Conflict, Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Critical Thinking, Sociology, and Management at several colleges and universities. Kim is a certified mediator with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences and a Bachelors degree in Management and Human Resources. He also is a Life Coach, men’s group leader, and former circus performer (which ties it all together). Kim provides one on one conflict coaching, and couples relationship coaching. Life Mission: I’m putting together a workshop/process on developing one’s Life Mission. This includes some powerful processes where a person looks at their life, why they are here, and how they will proceed in the direction of their Mission.]]>
Contact Senator Warner at Roanoke Office: 540-857-2676 or via email found on Virginia Senate contact page here.
Please tell Virginia’s Sen. Mark Warner that you would like him to withdraw his co-sponsorship for the Menendez-Kirk Bill which increases sanctions against Iran. Tell him to support President Obama’s negotiations to settle the nuclear proliferstion issue without further violence in the Middle East.
Photographs taken outside The Taubman Museum, Jan. 11, 2014 during last day of the Yoko Ono “Imagine Peace” Exhibit. Note: the art museum is free. Please see the last week of the photography exhibit on Civil Rights events.
The MP3 recording is approximately 1 hour 15 mins PeaceAmbassador-7InitiationsOfAGreatPeacemaker
Kim Kristensen balances his day job as a manager for the Dept. of Transportation with teaching Leadership and Managing Conflict, Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Critical Thinking, Sociology, and Management at several colleges and universities. Kim is a certified mediator with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences and a Bachelors degree in Management and Human Resource. He also is a Life Coach, men’s group leader, and former circus performer (which ties it all together).
Presented by Andrew Goddard, of the Virginia Center for Public Safety and Catherine Koebel of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence . Goddard is the father of Colin Goddard, survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre.
Plowshare hopes to organize an action group to work on reducing gun violence as a result of this program. PLEASE spread word about this program to all your friends and groups.
Andrew Goddard has spent 20 years in international humanitarian relief and development, working and living in developing countries. Andrew is the President of the Richmond Chapter of the Million Moms March Against Gun Violence. He is a board member of both the Virginia Center for Public Safety and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. He also serves as Board Chair of the National Gun Victims Action Council.
The Virginia Center for Public Safety is a non-profit, non-partisan grass roots
organization dedicated to the reduction of gun violence in Virginia. VACPS
strives to accomplish this mission through awareness, education and advocacy.
VACPS members represent a cross-section of racial, religious, professional and
Catherine Koebel grew up in Blacksburg, VA. In the spring of 2007 her father
taught the 10am MWF class in Norris 207 at Virginia Tech. Jamie Bishop, the 9am professor, was murdered, as were numerous students in his classroom. After the VT massacre, due to the advocacy of family members of VT victims, “I found out about the lax gun laws in this country. I’ve been volunteering and advocating for better gun laws since 2009 in Richmond and nationally with Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws, which is the Virginia campaign of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) seeks to secure freedom from gun
violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.
Their organizational structure is unique among national gun violence prevention
organizations. CSGV is comprised of 47 national organizations working to reduce
gun violence. Their coalition members include religious organizations, child
welfare advocates, public health professionals, and social justice
organizations. This diversity of member organizations allows us to reach a wide
variety of grassroots constituencies who share our vision of non-violence.
“Let’s transform the culture of violence into one of peace and healthy relations!”
For more information, contact Gary Sandman: firstname.lastname@example.org www.plowshareva.org
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