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Peace Rising; A March Of Unity To Create Change


In response to the turmoil happening nationally around police brutality The Peace Project has organized PeaceRising, a march to bring all ethnic and religious groups together to create positive change in Culver City and their local communities.

Marchers will gather at Veteran’s Park at 4711 Overland Avenue on May 21 at noon and will march en masse to Media Park on the border of Culver City and Los Angeles (approximately 0.5 miles). The March will culminate in an event featuring leaders from various communities including Black, Muslim, LGBT and Veteran’s, who will share their insights on the national situation and the value of collaboration and information sharing. Lisa Schultz, Founder of The Peace Project which is headquartered in Culver City, will speak about personal responsibility and what every person can do to create the change that we seek.

This event will be a coming together of creatives from diverse communities, celebrating solidarity with a show of signs that will be made in the coming weeks at The Whole 9 Gallery, home to The Peace Project. Two additional sign-making sessions will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 3 pm to 6 and the night before the event, Wednesday, May 20 from 5 pm to 9.

All materials will be provided, although artists are encouraged to bring their own brushes; children are welcome. Participants unable to attend any of the sign-making sessions are invited to make their own signs to bring with them to the PeaceRising march.

“It’s easy to blame the other guy for the problems we’re seeing – whether it’s the police, someone we view as a perpetrator or people that are inciting violence. The reality though, is that we must first look at our behavior and prejudices and identify ways, big and small, we can contribute to positive change. PeaceRising is a way to inspire all people to do that.” says Lisa Schultz, founder of The Peace Project.

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