Roadmap to a Nonviolent Future l Saturday October 22nd @ 10am

Join us for our Fall Nonviolence Education Series where we will explore different approaches to nonviolence. This session will explore the Metta Center’s Roadmap framework for nonviolence. Please see the link below to RSVP.



Nonviolence is much more than simply the absence of violence – it is better described as “love in action” and is, as Martin Luther King said, a way of life for courageous people. The Metta Center’s Roadmap is a framework that individuals and groups can use to gain a sense of united nonviolent action and begin to design a strategy for concerted action along nonviolent lines leading to major, systemic change (some call it “The Great Turning.”). The message of the Roadmap is that “we all belong here” – everyone can find themselves and their passion within the roadmap, and realize that they are part of a bigger picture. Working together, we can create a powerful, nonviolent strategy for weaving our work together toward a safer and saner future. In this participatory workshop, we will discuss nonviolence and related core concepts, the Roadmap model, and seek to find our places within it and how our work and passions are connected. It will include building community and connecting with others who are interested in practicing nonviolence in their daily lives and work. Together, we can be unstoppable!
Workshop will be facilitated by Stephanie Steiner, Director of Education at the Metta Center for Nonviolence, Peace Studies professor at San Diego City College and Chapman University, and board member of the Peace Resource Center.
We will start promptly at 10 – please arrive on time!

Peace Week San Diego Events & Info. | September 17 – 26, 2016

Peace Week San Diego
Saturday, September 17 – Monday, September 26, 2016

Local peacemakers will be sponsoring a series of workshops, movies, talks and actions across San Diego during Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions.

Join the Peace Resource Center, Franciscan Peace Connection, Women Occupy San Diego, Veterans For Peace-San Diego, San Diego War Tax Resistance, Pax Christi and the Overpass Light Brigade as we shine a light on peace.

More events on FB at PeaceWeekSanDiego & campaign-nonviolence-week-of-actions

To download the flyer, click here: sandiegopeaceweek2016events


Saturday, September 17, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Mini-Retreat: Tools For Recognizing and Lowering My Violence Quotient.

Facilitator Sister LaVern, 619 890 9846; Anne Barron, 619 836 2494

Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, 92105


“When Women Lead”, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

An evening of powerful, transformational stories presented by Women Occupy San Diego: in Liberia- women’s demonstrations led to the end of the civil war; in Chiapas – their amazing achievements; in Iceland – how they turned the economic situation around; and their founding of #Black Lives Matters.

Women’s Museum of California, Liberty Station


Wednesday, September 21, International Day of Peace, noon

The UN presents 24-Hour Vigil for Worldwide Peace, a personal invitation from the United Nations to stop one minute at 12:00 pm and breathe in peace. A world-wide wave of peace.


The NoMAS campaign, 4-6pm.

This 5-year mission by Veterans for Peace-San Diego to educate the public about the real impacts of the Miramar Air Show. The popular war-promoting MAS takes place at Miramar Marine Base on September 23-25 this year. Join us as we promote peace over war with No MAS banners over local highways. Bannering takes place every Thursday.

Contact: Dave Patterson at, 760-207-9139

Location: The I-15 Carroll Canyon Road overpass


Sunday, September 25, 3:30 – 5:00

International Day of Peace 2016

“Building Blocks for Peace”

Interfaith Council of La Mesa

Clowns for Peace, A Magician For Peace, Crafts (peace bracelets, pinwheels, peace chains, a Penny Poll & education tables followed by an interfaith service. Wear something light blue!

Aztec Park, La Mesa [parking also at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5555 Aztec Dr.]