RPEC Blog

What Charlottesville Means & What We Can Do Now

Reflections on Charlottesville I was in Columbia SC last Monday, watching the full solar eclipse. While there I sought out the spot in front of the South Carolina state capitol building where the confederate battle flag recently came down. Seeing … Continue reading

Reclaiming our Democracy: Reforming the Police

                Join us for the ACLU of Virginia’s event; Reclaiming our Democracy: Reforming the Police Panel Discussion on Saturday, September 9, co-sponsored by the Peace Center! ACLU of Virginia 2017 Annual Member Meeting and … Continue reading

Tickets on Sale for the 2017 Auction + Peace Party!

Ticket sales have gone live! Join us, Friday November 17th at Diversity Richmond for our annual party and fundraiser. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever! There’s never been a better time to come together and celebrate … Continue reading

Advocacy at RPEC

Dear Friends, After the Trump election and all that has transpired nationally and locally since then, it became increasingly important to the Peace Center that we position ourselves as an organization that is actively working to fight against systems of oppression. … Continue reading

Charlottesville: Why I Went & What I Saw

Reflections on Charlottesville Part 1: Why I Went I went to Charlottesville last weekend to oppose all the Unite the Right rally represented. I went to participate in nonviolent marches, to bear witness…and to “take notes” to prepare, should something … Continue reading

Action Opportunity: Defend Charlottesville

This Saturday August 12th, several alt-right and white nationalist groups are descending on Charlottesville for a “Unite the Right” rally. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “Unite the Right” is expected to “draw a broad spectrum of far-right extremist … Continue reading

Peace Center Month at The Thrifty Quaker!

  Deal hunters and thrifters get ready, September is Peace Education Center month at The Thrifty Quaker thrift store once again! This is a fantastic opportunity for the Peace Center, as 100% of the net proceeds from September sales will … Continue reading

Call for Volunteers!

The Richmond Peace Education Center is launching a Gilpin Youth Peace Team Initiative designed to give up to 30 Gilpin Court young people, ages 12 to 18, opportunities to be leaders for peace and positive change in their community.  This … Continue reading

What you can expect to find at the 2017 Auction

The Peace Center’s 2017 Auction and Peace Party is a tradition we at the Peace Center look forward to every year! This year’s theme is all about celebrating Richmond, and the Peace Center is excited to bring a whole new … Continue reading

Welcome New Peace Center Staff!

Meet the Peace Center’s newest staff members, Jelani Drew and Jo Blanton! Jelani will be RPEC’s new Advocacy Coordinator, leading outreach, coordinating programs to unite communities, educating for social change, and connecting like-minded people to the Peace Center and to one … Continue reading

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