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									                             Watts Service Project
           Global Call to Action: Breaking the Cycle of Violence and
                           Ending Racism and Hate
          Watts Arts Gallery: 9101 Hooper Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90002
                               September 11, 2008
                                10:00 – 4:00 PM

       As a partner of the Los Angeles Youth Peace Collaborative, The Reverence
Project has a unique opportunity to serve the social and environmental justice
community of Los Angeles. The Reverence Project will host community youth and
local artist in the development of a “Nomadic Mural”, a large canvas that will be
unveiled Thursday, September 11, 2008 as an action to actualize a local and global
movement for peace and non-violence.

       Approximately 30-40 youth will participate in the creation of the Mural and it’s
unveiling. These youth will then facilitate small group conversations utilizing the
Popular Education model developed by Paulo Freire to explore ideas of conflict and
forgiveness, revenge and restorative justice.

       This event will coincide with The Reverence Project’s launching of its national
campaign, The Reverence Revival campaign. During that week, we will also feature
The “F” Word Exhibition, a 60-piece photo exhibit that tell the stories of people who
have overcome horrific life circumstances to find “F”orgiveness. These stories will
serve as the topic of discussion for the dialogue.

       This project is being hosted collaboratively with the PeaceJam Global Call to
Action Conference taking place at Loyola Marymount University on September 11-13
with 7 Nobel Peace Laureates and 3,000 youth from around the world and will provide
an opportunity for the LA community to work side by side with PeaceJam youth to
address the Global Call to Action issue of Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Ending
Racism and Hate.


  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christina Sherrills @ 323-384-9854 or Jamie
                     Kyle @ 323-7794960
                 Central Los Angeles Service Project
       Global Call to Action: Restoring Earth’s Environment and
         Equal Access to Water and Other Natural Resources
 HOLLENBECK PARK: 415 South Saint Louis Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
                           September 11, 2008
                            10:00 – 4:00 PM

       As a partner of the Los Angeles Youth Peace Collaborative, TreePeople has a
unique opportunity to serve the social and environmental justice community of Los
Angeles. Community youth and participants will have the opportunity to care for and
learn about the importance of urban forests, share various ecosystem perspectives, as
well as homelessness awareness.

       Youth participating in this Service Project will have an opportunity to learn
about the urban forest; learn about the trees recently planted in Hollenbeck Park;
develop and use tree care skills; explore notions of what makes up an
ecosystem, both physically and socially; incorporate aspects and awareness of
Homelessness Issues within the ecosystem concept.

       Youth will then facilitate dialogue in small groups, discussing the following
questions: What effect does the environment (nature, built, and social) have on
peace? What are the components of an urban ecosystem? What can we do about
environmental degradation (pollution, waste, etc.)? What is the difference between
trees planted in a forest and trees planted in a city?

       This project is being hosted collaboratively with the PeaceJam Global Call to
Action Conference taking place at Loyola Marymount University on September 11-13
with 7 Nobel Peace Laureates and 3,000 youth from around the world and will provide
an opportunity for the LA community to work side by side with PeaceJam youth to
address the Global Call to Action issue of Restoring Earth’s Environment and Equal
Access to Water and Other Natural Resources.
                 South Central Los Angeles Service Project
            Global Call to Action: Eliminating Extreme Poverty and
                         Breaking the Cycle of Violence
            Exposition Park: 3980 Menlo Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90037
                              September 11, 2008
                                10:00 – 4:00 PM

       As a partner of the Los Angeles Youth Peace Collaborative, the Urban Oasis
Collaborative has a unique opportunity to serve the social justice community of Los
Angeles. Community and youth participants will have the opportunity to attend
workshops planned and facilitated by youth surrounding the themes of poverty and
violence.

        The Urban Oasis Collaborative will host four workshops at Exposition Park that
will cater to the participating youth. The following workshops are being offered:
documentary viewing about the life of a young person in South Central; poetry
workshop exploring themes of poverty and violence; photography exhibition; and a
dance workshop. All workshops are youth organized.

       This project is being hosted collaboratively with the PeaceJam Global Call to
Action Conference taking place at Loyola Marymount University on September 11-13
with 7 Nobel Peace Laureates and 3,000 youth from around the world and will provide
an opportunity for the LA community to work side by side with PeaceJam youth to
address the Global Call to Action issue of Eliminating Extreme Poverty and Breaking
the Cycle of Violence.
                       East Los Angeles Service Project
           Global Call to Action: Breaking the Cycle of Violence and
                   Social Justice and Human Rights for All
                   2510 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90023
                              September 11, 2008
                                10:00 – 4:00 PM

       As a partner of the Los Angeles Youth Peace Collaborative, Partnership for LA
Schools and Roosevelt High School have a unique opportunity to serve the social and
environmental justice community of Los Angeles. Partnership for LA Schools and
Roosevelt High School will host community youth and local artist in the development
of a mural that will physically and symbolically link Roosevelt High School and
Hollenbeck Middle School, encouraging the proliferation of peace in an otherwise
continuous gang war zone.

       Youth and community members will participate in the creation of the mural.
Youth will then facilitate discussions surrounding the following questions: how does
violence affect Los Angeles communities? How can youth address the violence in their
homes, schools, communities and the world? What changes would youth propose in
their neighborhoods, schools, families or the larger world in order to produce a greater
state of peace?

       This project is being hosted collaboratively with the PeaceJam Global Call to
Action Conference taking place at Loyola Marymount University on September 11-13
with 7 Nobel Peace Laureates and 3,000 youth from around the world and will provide
an opportunity for the LA community to work side by side with PeaceJam youth to
address the Global Call to Action issue of Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Social
Justice and Human Rights for All.

								
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