Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
THE CALIFORNIA PEACE ALLIANCE/
CAMPAIGN FOR A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACEBUILDING
Invites You to Join Our
Second Monday Telephone Conference on 8/8/16
EMILY ABAD & MARK YANEZ
Mosaic Project Staff
THE MOSAIC PROJECT
& “BULLY” IS A STEREOTYPE
August 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in No. 1-712-775-7031, Access Code 719-062-520#
If unable to get through on that number, dial 1-951-262-7373
This call is open to all who are interested.
The Mosaic Project call was originally scheduled to take place in May. We are happy to have Emily and Mark with us for our August call.
PLUS A SPECIAL REPORT ON PEACEBUILDING & THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
“Conflict resolution and assertiveness: they go together like spaghetti and meatballs,” said ten-year-old Jeremiah described the Mosaic Project. “Assertiveness is the key to preventing problems. Conflict resolution is the key to solving problems. If we used these things, there wouldn’t be world wars. That’s what MOSAIC’s about.” Ten-year-old Amira said about the Mosaic Project, “At school we learn about math, reading and science. Here, we learn how to change the world and be friends.”
The Mosaic Project is an Oakland, CA organization that teaches people – from elementary-school students to adults in the workplace – the skills they need to build the peaceful communities they envision. Since 2000, Mosaic has provided more than 37,000 students and 7,000 adults with immersive, experiential-education programs in diversity, empathy, and conflict resolution. In 2013, Mosaic won the Association for Experiential Education’s Organization of the Year Award. (See www.mosaicproject.org.)
According to Mosaic’s vision, “We envision peace: a just, diverse and inclusive world where individuality and community are both core values and where listening, empathy, and assertiveness guide our interactions.” The organization’s mission is to “work toward a peaceful future by uniting children of diverse backgrounds, providing them with essential community building skills, and empowering them to become peacemakers … Together, we create microcosms of the just, diverse, inclusive world we envision, demonstrate that peace is possible, and inspire action.”
Emily Abad is Mosaic's In-School/ Outdoor School Director & Mark Yanez is its Administrative & Outreach Director.
Regarding the Democratic convention report, two Peace Alliance volunteers attended the convention. Anne Creeter was a delegate from New Jersey. Jerilyn Stapleton, from CA, attended many of the convention events. Join us to learn more from their perspectives.