In which state do you live? (Please provide the full spelling, not the state abbreviation.)
What first attracted you to peace activism?
Got a vision for a symbol the summer of 1988. Put together a little booklet and sent it to the World Federalists. Then took it to the UN. It has grown over the decades to a manual, Building a Global Village.
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There seems to be a problem with the attachment I just sent you coming from this computer (library), so I am including it as text below.
Cascadia Peace Centre and Academie
Mission: Cascadia Peace Centre and Academie promotes peace through a library, presentations, workshops, and classes in communications (including, but not limited to, non-violent communication as per the work and teachings of Marshall Rosenberg), comparative philosophy/religion/cosmology, comparative social/political structures, metaphysics, and art.
Goals: Cascadia Peace Centre and Academie seeks to accomplish its mission by focusing on the following goals, listed in chronological order of intended completion, and intended for completion over an initial two-to-three-year period.
1) Initially and periodically place funds in an account with the umbrella 501(c)3 Charitable Partnership Fund, located in Portland, Oregon, these funds being generated from private and solicited sources.
2) Hire David Trotter as part-time COO at an initial wage of $15.00 per hour, based on living/housing wage formulas, with this wage to be converted to an annual salary of at least $36,000.00 once full-time employment and economic viability of the organization are reached.
3) Lease or purchase commercial or residential space with room for a library, meeting space, and at least one office.
4) Develop open hours.
5) Develop the library, initially in works on peacemaking, comparative philosophy/religion, and metaphysics (particularly energy work, prosperity consciousness, and manifestation of intent).
6) Hire a development specialist.
7) Establish independent 501(c)3 status under Washington State law, including initial officers and board.
8) Seek presenters for workshops.
9) Hire a teacher to work with the COO, officers, and board to develop initial course offerings, either at the secondary/post-secondary level or as a K-through sixth-grade program with plans toward expansion into a full academic offering over time.
Of course, the intended two-to-three-year period of completion for these goals will be dependent upon funding and the speedy completion of goal 6, the hiring of a development specialist, which may of necessity be moved up the list to an earlier prioritization.
Obviously, initial funding and hiring of the COO are absolutely necessary to ensure day-to-day development and operation of the project.
I'm sorry to take so long getting back to you regarding your note of December 11. I've, unfortunately, been dealing with ongoing family and legal matters since Thanksgiving and just was able tyo get to your note.
I have better time now.
Is your project to turn Cheyenne into an international peace city? There is actually similar work being done in Eugene, Oregon, although I'm not sure how extensive it is or how influential. I get their emails and FB posts.
I am attaching a file of my own vision for the Cascadia Peace Centre and Academie to see if there are any ideas in it you can use. If you need a collaborator, please let me know, as these ideas are not region-specific and are most definitely duplicatable. I also know someone in Vancouver, Washington who might have be able to help if you need fundraising help, and in Portland, Oregon, if you need an umbrella 501(c)3 to work with.