5pm PST/8pm EST and all times in-between
Come to be educated, inspired, and motivated to act on the most pressing issues of our time. We invite speakers at the forefront of peacebuilding to share the work they are doing in the world. These visionaries cultivate and create the conditions for peace: personally, nationally, and internationally.
Infuse yourself with stories of positive work in the world, organized around peacebuilding principles. Gather with others who find their strength in knowing that peace is possible. Our calls confirm that peace is being generated in our personal lives and in our local and global communities, every moment of every day.
If you happen to miss a call, no worries! You can listen to an audio recording of each Monthly National Action Call by going to our Peace On Podcast page.
4th Tuesday of every month. See our Calendar for related links.
5:30pm PT/ 8:30pm ET and all times in between.
Our focus will be on multicultural literature, both fiction and non-fiction, to increase cultural awareness and encourage dialogue around this topic.
What is multicultural literature? Multicultural literature includes literature about people who are considered outside of the mainstream of society and have been in some manner marginalized. This includes people from diverse cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. Multicultural literature increases cultural awareness, humility, knowledge, and appreciation of cultural diversity and differences.
What is culture? An integrated pattern of thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions associated wholly or partially with race, ethnicity, or linguistic groups, as well as with religious, spiritual, biological, geographical, or sociopolitical characteristics. Culture is a dynamic and evolving construct. Individuals may identify with multiple cultures over the course of their lifespan.
What is cultural diversity? Differences in race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, physical ability, language, beliefs, values, behavior patterns, or customs among various groups within a community, organization, or nation.
What is cultural awareness? The reflective process of continued self-examination of our own cultural biases. Cultural awareness also involves being aware of the documented impacts of oppression of other cultures. It means we increase our cultural knowledge by being a lifelong learner of other cultures. We are open to changing our biased cultural attitudes.
What is cultural humility? A life-long process of self-reflection and self-critique whereby we learn other cultural beliefs and identities, starting with an examination of our own beliefs and cultural identities. Cultural humility also encourages developing a respectful attitude toward diverse points of view. In order to practice true cultural humility, a person must also be aware of and sensitive to historic realities like legacies of violence and oppression against certain groups of people.
5th Tuesday of the month on the few occasions when the month contains five Tuesdays. See our Calendar for related links.
5pm PT/ 8pm ET and all times in between.
Do you want to get further involved with The Peace Alliance but are not sure how? Join us on our Teambuilding Tuesday calls to learn about the different committees available to you to serve and decide what is the best fit for you! Our Leadership Council Team Leads will be on this call to answer your questions and find just the right space to share your time and talents for PEACE!
Whenever there is a fifth Tuesday in a month, we will have a Teambuilding Tuesday Call. Join us!!
Donate by Check
Some of our generous supporters prefer to mail checks to our office to donate to the work of The Peace Alliance. We are so grateful for all of your support.
If you prefer your donation be tax deductible and you want your donation to focus on the educational side of this work, please make checks payable to The Peace Alliance Educational Institute– the 501(c)(3) arm of The Peace Alliance. We will send you a letter for your taxes.
If you prefer your donation to be unrestricted in how it is applied, be it to educational programs, operational costs, or advocacy work, please make checks payable to The Peace Alliance- the 501(c)(4) arm of the organization with access to legislative advocacy. These donations are not tax deductible. Thank you!
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Arlington, VA 22207