The Straw House

A space for art, live music and peace literacy educational resources …

The Peace Literacy Foundation IS EXPANDING Westward from dayton, Ohio to the artist colony of Tubac, Arizona

 
Patsy Ferrell and Diane Frederikson (along with Torrey, our studio mascot)

Patsy Ferrell and Diane Frederikson (along with Torrey, our studio mascot)

Patsy ferrell’s art studio

Starting in June, 2019, Patsy Ferrell will continue her work on the Women Are Human project in Arizona, focusing on Story Collages that feature the women in her painting, “Les femmes sont humaines.”

Armado, Arizona is just north of Tubac, AZ and 30 miles north of the U.S. /Mexico International Border.

Armado, Arizona is just north of Tubac, AZ and 30 miles north of the U.S. /Mexico International Border.

creating & showcasing peace literacy resources

The Straw House Studio will serve as a working studio/gallery for PLF visual artist, Patsy Ferrell that will showcase peace literacy resources. The nearby village of Tubac features more than 80 art galleries.

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Ida b. wells collage

One of seven Story collages that Patsy Ferrell will be creating for the upcoming Women Are Human Traveling Exhibit

exploring the stories of human equality pioneers thru art

Ferrell’s work explores the lives of women who have struggled to end the normalization of institutional violence toward women worldwide.

 
 

Our Mission:

Empower

yourself.

 

We teach peace literacy through the arts

and the art of living through peace literacy.

Sarah, a young songwriter inspires us all to work for a world where "all of the children are happy and free."

 
 
Women must see themselves with new eyes.
— Simone de Beauvoir
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Featured Project:

Women Are Human movement (WH)

Powerful stories of Human Equality Pioneers

 
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WH Mission

To lift up women in the reality of their humanity. To give women the acknowledgement and nobility they have earned by making visible their valiant struggle to be realized as human beings with human rights, able to exist and live in their own right.

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Photo by Patsy Ferrell

 
 

21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation

Our Impact:

Celebrating Cincinnati’s official Mayor’s Proclamation to join International Cities of Peace on Sept. 30, 2018. The Peace Literacy Foundation is a member of the NonViolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.

Celebrating Cincinnati’s official Mayor’s Proclamation to join International Cities of Peace on Sept. 30, 2018. The Peace Literacy Foundation is a member of the NonViolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.

  • Six Peacebuilder events in four states, Ohio, California, Arizona and Oregon with $200,000+ raised for peace literacy initiatives since 2015.

  • 2017 Annual Peace Literacy Word Calendar (distributed 5,000 copies).

  • The Hub Peacebuilder Tour, a mobile peace education resource to support Rotary peacebuilding at the community level. 9,200 miles/100 days on the road.

  • More than 100,000 followers on 8 social media sites including 65,000 Peacebuilder Experience (PbX) followers; 39,000 Peace Heroes Walk Around the World followers.

  • Presenter of the annual Miami Valley Peacebuilder Walk & Village -- the largest peacebuilding walk in U.S.A.

  • The Hub Peacebuilder featured at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA.

  • Provided speakers and music entertainment for the 2017 Rotary World Peace Conference in Ann Arbor, MI. The Hub was a big hit!

  • Sponsored 3 Peace Literacy Dayton Film Forums that drew a total of 326 people.

  • Collaborated with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to create a film to promote Film Forums on social issues.

  • Organizers of the Peacebuilder Experience on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

  • Launched "Women Are Human" movement (WAHm) on August 20, 2018.


 

200k+

Dollars Raised

Through peacebuilding events we have helped communities flourish and gain greater visibility for future collaborations.

 

 

3+

Years Serving communities

We started as a project of the Dayton International Peace Museum and in October 2015 chartered in the State of Ohio as a separate IRS-approved 501 (c) (3) nonprofit.

 

 
 

260k+

thousand people impacted

Through social media followers, community events and participation in the Rotary International Convention.

 
 

from the founder of the peace literacy movement …

"The right tools for solving disputes within our community are precision instruments such as reason, communication, empathy, curiosity, and understanding. They are also the right tools for building a global civilization of peace and prosperity."

~ Paul K. Chappell, is an international peace educator and serves as the Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

www.peaceliteracy.org