2017 and 2019 Grantee
Founded on the philosophy that the practice of creative expression is one of the greatest tools to foster self-awareness, Create Peace Project inspires youth to raise their voices and share their vision of peace one community art project at a time.
How the program contributes to peace and social consciousness:
By actively bringing the community together to explore and co-create a mural around differences, similarities and common values, the program includes hosted intergenerational conversations and art making as tools to promote peace building.
How we collaborated
In 2019 Laurie Marshall, artist and educator at Create Peace Project co-facilitated a peaceful world breakfast conversation on the theme Connecting through Art alongside our 2016 and 2018 grantee, No Bully. Using art as a participatory tool during the conversation, we furthered explored the question “How can we use art to transform bullying?”
In 2017, Laurie Marshall co-facilitated a peaceful world breakfast conversation with our 2017 grantee, CASA on the question, What is Fluidity? as both organizations work with local youth to build community through art.
Create Peace Project also attended and participated at our 2017 Picnic for Peace and our 2019 Peace Festival. They were also an instrumental participant at the annual Peace in the Park in San Francisco. Laurie’s work at Create Peace Project highlights the healing power of art and the relaxing nature it cultivates when done in community.
Visit their website: http://createpeaceproject.org/ourprojects/