River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding

River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding

Join with us as we continue our work for the establishment of safer communities through partnership and collaboration, embedding best and new practices in existing systems and facilitating cutting edge dialogues, workshops and trainings buoyed by our ongoing commitment to prevent, reduce and heal from violence in all forms.

It is estimated that in the United States alone, the cost of interpersonal violence is over 300 billion dollars per year. Yet, it is largely preventable when a coordinated and strategic approach is taken with community, local and state agencies. The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding takes this very approach, addressing violence with a continuum of prevention and intervention strategies that involve the general public, at-risk populations, and those that are healing from the impact of violence by embedding best and next practices into the complex systems.


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Upcoming Events
 
APR
23RD

Peace4Gainesville: A Trauma Responsive Community Initiative

Thursday, Apr. 23rd, 2015 from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM 

at CIED Center, 530 West University Avenue

Join with a unique blend of community partners who together have taken a multidisciplinary approach to address the causes and consequences of trauma through a coordinated comprehensive community effort that would respond to and foster resiliency and healing.     peace4gainesville.org
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MAY
7TH

Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Juvenile Justice System

A COMMUNITY PEACEBUILDING DIALOGUE 
Thursday, May. 7th, 2015 from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
at 322 SW 4th Avenue, Gainesville

Join retired Gainesville Police Department Captain Will Halvosa, Jeffrey Weisberg and members of the Dream Defenders as they discuss the disproportionate contact that minority youth have with law enforcement. Community members are encouraged to participate in the discussion as together we seek to continue to repair this national epidemic.
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MAY
22ND

Celebrating our Womanhood


Friday Evening, May 22 at 6:30 PM through Saturday Evening, May 23 at 8 PM

Who are we truly as women, daughters, sisters, mothers?  Filled with such innate gifts of intuition, compassion, potential and strength, are we able to live up to our deep longing, cease the power and create the world we want to live in for ourselves and others?

In sacred dialogue, we will explore the inner workings of our deepest selves and ground the gifts that are ours to share.

All Profit from this Retreat will be donated to the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding to support the work in our community.

Guided by Heart Phoenix, Kathryn Kvols and Teri Martucci.
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JUN
6TH

Exploring The Masculine

Saturday, Jun. 6th, 2015 until June 7
Must register by Tuesday, Jun. 2nd, 2015

This retreat is for men looking to:
* make major life changes
* face fears that limit them
* move from isolation to friendship and brotherhood
* discover purpose, energy, aliveness
* find out what Men's Work is all about

Facilitated by Eric Diamond, Jeffrey Weisberg & Michael Broas

Micanopy, Florida

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The mission of RPCP is to enrich the lives of individuals, families and communities by providing and promoting the best practices and principles of peacebuilding and global sustainability.