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Peace House Annual Report 2013
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What turned you into a peace and social change activist? The Vietnam War? The Women’s Movement? Ending the nuclear arms race? The GLBTQ struggle for equal rights? For most of us, activism has enriched our lives, and made a difference.
But what about today’s youth? What can we do to convert their inherent idealism into activism? Peace House’s newest campaign is to empower a new generation of activists in the Rogue Valley. Our own organization needs their vitality and fresh perspectives…and so do our local communities and the world at large.
With Oregon Action, we hosted an all-day training for aspiring social change activists on November 16. We recruited a diverse group of 15 participants from local high schools, SOU, and the community. At the training we introduced them to the practical work of social change and connected them to each other and to Rogue Valley organizations for on-going education and activities. Most especially, we inspired and empowered them for a life-time commitment to the work of creating a more just, nonviolent, and sustainable world. Continue reading…
Peace House promotes nonviolence, economic and social justice, and the inherent dignity of all people.
We educate residents of Ashland and the Rogue Valley on relevant issues and organize for public advocacy and civic action.
We help individuals acquire the skills of nonviolent living.
We foster cooperation among organizations that share our fundamental values.