History of the Peace Resource Center - San Diego

1980 PRC Founded
Peace Resource Center San Diego Founded

The Peace Resource Center of San Diego is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit and membership organization founded in 1980 by representatives of six organizations: Fellowship of Reconciliation, First Church of the Brethren, La Jolla Friends Meeting, United Nations Association, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and San Diego State University YMCA-YWCA.The PRC is founded.

1981 PRC Billboard
Peace Ad on Billboard

In 1981. the PRC advertised Peace on a billboard
in Mission Valley.

1990-1999 1990's
The Work Evolves, into the 90's

Kids' Peace Fest
One Deserte Tuna pe
Values Through Toys
Collaborating with
Project YANO
High School Peace Writine Contest
Socially Responsible Investing
Interrupting Racism Education
-Anti-War Organizing
and more Anti-Nuclear Campaigns

2000- 2000s
And Continues Into the New Century

Anti-War Rallies
Military Counseling
Peacekeeper Workshops
Development of, and
collaboration with San
Diego Coalition for Peace
and Justice, in response to
Development of the
Friends Center

2000 Lease & Agreement
Lease & Agreement signed

Signed with Church of the Brethren in collaboration with San Diego Friends & AFSC 

2001 Sued Coastal commission
PRC Sued the Coastal Commission over Navy
PRC Sued the Coastal Commission

Peace Resource Center along with Marilyn Field and the Environmental Health Coalition sued the Coastal Commission over their decision to let the Navy homeport two additional Nuclear Aircraft Carriers at North Island on Coronado.

2001-2003 Fundraising & Permitting
Fundraising & Permitting Process begins
2003 Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking of new Friends Center building

which is a collaborative enduring physical and visual statement to advancing peace, social justice, sustainability, and spiritual growth. The four partners of its construction and ongoing operation are the: First Church of the Brethren (COB), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) US-Mexico Border Program, San Diego Friends Meeting (Quakers), and Peace Resource Center (PRC).

2011 Moving in
Moving in! And unveiling of James Hubbell's Peace Crane​

Moving into new accommodations. Unveiling of James Hubbell's Peace Crane.

2012 Final approval
City approved final permit​