At the Peace Resource Center, we participate in and host many events related to Peace and Social Justice throughout the year. Check our Facebook page and Calendar for current dates and times.
NEW AT THE PRC- HAPPY HOURS!
On the 3rd Friday of each month, join us for deeper conversations and light refreshments after 5pm.
Saturday, July 15: PRC Marches in the 2017 Pride Parade with the San Diego Puppet Insurgency, People Over Profits San Diego, and 350.org.
PRC welcomes all to march with us as the giant puppet, Earth Mother, unites allies in justice. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more more about the Puppet process at the San Diego Puppet Insurgency.
Tuesday, April 4: Continuing the Work of MLK Spring Fundraiser
The PRC welcomes our new Program Director, Dr. Darwin Fishman.
Saturday, Feb 25: The Criminal Injustice Teach-In
3-6pm. PRC continues its community PRISMSS dialogues with this teach-in on racial justice by the people for the people. Speakers include founders of People Over Profits- San Diego, CAST, and Dr. Darwin Fishman.
Saturday, Feb 4: Inauguration: The People’s Issues.
9am-1pm. PRC continues PRISMSS dialogues and collaborations at this Social Justice Teach-In on our Peace Campus.
April: Celebrating the Earth
April is a month where we like to highlight environment and sustainability. One activity we have done for many years is have a table at “Earth Fair” in Balboa Park. It’s typically on the third or fourth Sunday in April, lasts all day, and has over 50,000 visitors. We handout educational information and sell peace items. Some years, we’ve also participated in the Children’s Parade.
May: Annual Work-a-thon for Peace and Justice
We co-sponsor this annual event (since 1992!) with Project YANO. It usually happens in late Spring and project site locations change. Similar to a walk-a-thon or bike-a-thon, volunteers are recruited by the PRC and Project YANO to donate their time together on one day. Unlike these other “thons,” however, the work-a-thon channels the energy of participants into an activity that directly benefits the community, such as painting classrooms or offices, doing landscaping, or performing other semi-skilled labor for the group that is hosting the project. The volunteers also ask their friends, neighbors and coworkers to sponsor them with financial contributions to match their labor. This income covers the cost of recruiting and organizing the volunteers and raises a small amount of money for the ongoing activities of Project YANO and the PRC.
Aug: Nuclear-Free Future
August 6th & 9th are the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Since 2006, United for Peace & Justice has declared August as Nuclear-Free Future Month regarding nuclear power and weapons (www.nuclearfreefuture.org). Each year, we recall the history and find some way of connecting with the public around peace and nuclear issues. Events have ranged from hosting film discussions and guest speakers to sharing the story of Sadako and folding peace crane origami.
Sept: International Day of Peace
This is another day that we enjoy recognizing and promoting to the public. It was established by the United Nations in 1981. Then in 2001, it was updated to occur on September 21st each year and to “be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence, an invitation to all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day” (www.un.org/en/events/peaceday).
Oct/Nov: PRC Annual Meeting
The 2016 Souper Supper/Annual Meeting took place November 20th – a wonderful evening of friends, delicious foods, and discussion led by our key-note Speaker Darwin Fishman on racism and the impact of the recent elections on the progress of social justice.
Dec: Annual Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar
Our 2016 Peace Bazaar is on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 am-2pm. Co-sponsored with Project YANO. It has been at the Mid City Gym in City Heights since 2013. Come network with peace-minded groups and purchase sustainable, labor-friendly goods for the season!
It generally takes place the first or second Sat in Dec.