Tue, May 25|
Panel Discussion: Becoming a City Of Peace
A City of Peace, as officially defined by International Cities of Peace, is a community that endeavors to make progress against violence and foster a culture of peace. A Culture of Peace is determined by the citizens of each community.
Time and Location
May 25, 2021, 4:30 PM PDT
About the Event
Brian Berman- Ojai, California. City Of Peace
Brian Berman and his wife Lisa registered Awakening Peace INC, a 501(c)3 charity educational nonprofit, with a mission to cultivate peace programs and compassionate action for unity and peace in the world. Each year, they have given the Awakening Peace Award to great peace builders, 2018 awarded to Fred Arment-founder of International Cities of Peace, 2019 awarded to Dr. Robert Dodge-president of Los Angeles Physicians for Social Responsibility and national promoter of the Nuclear-Free Zone Initiative, and 2020 was awarded to Barbara Gaughen-Muller – current president of our Rotary eClub of World Peace.
Dennis Wong- Board Member, International Cities of Peace
Rotarian Action Group for Peace, co-founder
Rotary E-club of World Peace, Vocational Service co-chair
Peace Literacy Foundation, advisor
International Cities of Peace, representative to the United Nations
United Nations Association-USA, member
David Wick- Ashland, Oregon. City Of Peace
In 1983 David Wick helped launch the United Nations NGO, Pathways To Peace (PTP) which had assisted the adoption of the UN’s International Day of Peace in 1981. David has been a leader in organizing the celebration of the International Day of Peace since 1984. While working at Stanford University, in 1985 he founded the ten year-long PTP Peace Within Organizations program and in 1995 co-founded the visionary project Peace Building Through Business which led to being a leading member of a five-year international think tank on the future role of business in the 21st Century. He has been the Team Leader of the global Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI), a UN-designated “Peace Messenger Initiative”, of which Pathways To Peace serves as the Secretariat. Building upon his knowledge and experience, David co-lead the development of the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC) and currently serves as its Executive Director, engaging the Ashland community in new ways of thinking and behavior, and developing a local-global model other cities may benefit from.