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2017 Peace Essay Contest Deadline: April 24

The 2017 Peace Essay Contest:  For Virginia students grades K-12 Deadline for Entries:  April 24, 2017 Theme: Many People…One Nation  Americans come from many different backgrounds.  How can we build understanding and respect for one another among people of different … Continue reading

Propose a Workshop for 2017 Youth Peace Summit

Richmond Youth Peace Summit, Saturday, April 29, 2017  Call for Workshop Proposals:  We invite you to share your knowledge, skills and experiences with Richmond area teens. The Richmond Peace Education Center will hold its 2017 Youth Peace Summit on Saturday … Continue reading

A Better World Is Still Possible. . .

…However far away it seems today by Adria Scharf RPEC Execuive Director The election of Donald Trump revealed much. It revealed the fragility of our democratic political system and the illusory nature of majority rule. It revealed the inadequacy of … Continue reading

Join Us for Generation Dream 2017

  Generation Dream gives youth a platform to make their voices heard…. Join us for three performances in February! Join Us. Friday, February 3, 7 p.m., Richmond Public Library’s downtown branch, 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond VA 23219. Wednesday, February … Continue reading

Reflection on Syria

Trump and Syria by Faedah M. Totah Faedah M. Totah, Associate Professor of Political Science at VCU, is a member of the Peace Center who has lived, researched and traveled widely in Syria.                 The ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria … Continue reading

John McCutcheon to Perform April 21

John McCutcheon, the internationally acclaimed folk musician–and Peace Center champion –will be back in Richmond on Friday, April 21, 2017. This year he’ll perform at the popular west-end folk/blues venue Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Road, near Regency Mall. Tin Pan … Continue reading

Challenging Systemic Racism

Recently 33 people committed to racial justice, coming from varied backgrounds and ranging in age from 22 to 81, joined together for the Richmond Peace Education Center’s pilot program Building Resilience for Challenging Systemic Racism, a weekend long trauma-healing workshop for activists and … Continue reading

Program Explores Election & Education

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 the Richmond Teachers for Social Justice (TSJ) and Richmond Peace Education Center co-sponsored a panel and discussion on the impacts of the presidential election on our schools and classrooms. In the days following the presidential election, … Continue reading

ICYMI: Auction Items Still Available

In case you missed it. If you missed out on our November auction–or just didn’t get to bid on everything you might have wanted–we have a couple of spaces left in two wonderful events you might like to take part … Continue reading

Program to Discuss Education/Election Issues

On Tuesday, December 13, Richmond Teachers for Social Justice and the Richmond Peace Education Center will co-sponsor a panel and discussion on the impacts of the presidential election on schools and classrooms.  The program, which is open to the public, will be held … Continue reading

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