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Celebrating International Peace Day
2023 International Peace Day and Peace Action Week takes place in Morro Bay, California on Friday, September 22nd with a youth program at Kids Club at 4 PM. About 40 children, ages five through nine in this after school program will learn about their Basic Human Rights, why Rotary lives by Service Before Self, and then will join together to design a Blanket of Peace that can be made into a quilt to be given away to a needy boy or girl who may be going to sleep at night without a warm blanket.
On Saturday, September 23rd at 11 AM at the Estero Bay Methodist Church a program of peace and nonviolence will occur to celebrate peace in our communities. Centering our talks around the United Nations Peace Day theme of ACTIONS FOR PEACE, we will talk about Truth, Together, and Polarization to find our common bond in our neighborhoods. Then good news about the new Central Coast Center for Ecological Civilization will be the topic. If you are on the Central Coast on this day, please join us! We will end our celebration with a sing-along with the award winning Uke Ladies!
Estero Bay Methodist Church is at 3000 Hemlock Avenue, Morro Bay, CA.
Yes We Can Peacebuilders is dedicated to the education of individuals and communities on the path to nonviolence so as to inspire and engage people to make nonviolent living a part of their everyday lives.
We envision a culture of peace in a community that fosters respect for all individuals, collaborating to eliminate economic discrimination, poverty, homelessness, racial and sexual discrimination, stereotyping, harassment, bullying, gangs, killing, war, and environmental degradation.
On the Air Podcast
On The Air Podcast - In this podcast we talk to Chelsea Ruiz, Program Manager of SLO County Undocu Support formed during the pandemic to aid undocumented immigrants through collaboration with many organizations that answer the needs of the undocumented population on the Central Coast of California. It is of special note during the month of June which is National Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. Over 9000 undocumented individuals live and work in San Luis Obispo, California county and this group strives to bring together under one umbrella organizations to influence policy on the issues these immigrants face. Through Community Services Workshops and with the upcoming Research Hub Undocu Support pulls together the organizations supplying guidance and aid to the undocumented community. Click on the photo to access the podcast.
On The Air Podcast - In December 2017 Bobby DeLancelotti established the Estero Bay Kindness Coalition to serve children in schools who most vulnerable due to food insecurity. Working through the school system he was able to find the nearly 70% of children going to Del Mar Grammar School in Morro Bay that were living at or below the poverty line. Forming partnerships with other non-profits, for profits, churches, and schools he began the Got Your Back food program that supplied nutritional food for kids on weekends when they did not have the benefit of the school lunch program. The foods were packed into backpacks that were discreetly delivered to the kids to take home. After one year, eight schools participated. A sponsorship program was established whereby donors can sponsor a child for as little as $20 a week, $40 a month or $380 for a school year. Another program began when the pandemic hit and the schools closed. Bags of Love was then created and food was delivered to the homes of needy families. Bags of Love delivers two bags of protein rich meals, snacks, and fruit and a bag of fresh produce weekly. Bobby's wife Denise began Sunshine and Seed a Kids Clothing Collective where kids and their families can come to obtain free clothes. This program offers new underwear, socks, and pajamas and gently used outerwear. The Estero Bay Kindness Coalition now serves over 170 families with their food and clothing programs. Click on the photo to access the podcast.
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A Peace Proclamation for Morro Bay, CA
On September 11, 2018,Yes We Can Peacebuilders accepted a proclamation of peace and nonviolence from the mayor and city council of Morro Bay, California establishing Morro Bay as a Nonviolent City. In September 2022 a second peace proclamation from the current mayor and city council was accepted by Peacebuilders strengthening the City of Morro Bay's dedication to peace and nonviolence through the Nonviolent City Project. The Nonviolent City Project is a grassroots movement that organizes strategy for activists to work for the transformation of their community into a peaceful, nonviolent city. This is a shift in consciousness to work holistically with every sector of the city to establish a culture of peace.
International Peace Day
Every year we join with national and international groups to celebrate International Peace Day. Here youngsters from Children's Center preschool join hands around the peace pole.
Workshops and Talk Around the Table discussion groups are offered on the Central Coast of California. Click on the picture to go to the Workshops and Training Page.
Yes We Can Peacebuilders imparts nonviolent principles as related by Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Please check out our page SATYA to read our monthly newsletters.
For more information on nonviolence study workshops and discussion groups email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes We Can Peacebuilders supports social justice and humanitarian organizations in nonviolence actions.
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