Art & Peacebuilding

 
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A HOUSE FOR PEACEBUILDING. PLF founders Jerry Leggett & Patsy Ferrell have relocated to Casa de Peacebuilder, their new home in Tubac, Arizona. Situated on 3.6 acres at the edge of the Senoran desert, they are dedicating their home as a live/work/art space for their work as peace literacy advocates.

In collaboration with the Peace Literacy Foundation (PLF), they will host artists, peace and justice advocates, Rotarians and other people of goodwill who wish to organize peace literacy activities in their local communities.

PLF’s nonprofit mission is to promote “peace literacy through the arts.”

The PLF public gallery The Straw House will be opening in mid-August in nearby Amado. It will feature Ferrell’s original art and other PLF presenting artists focusing on themes of women and violence, immigration and racial justice.

In 2020, work will begin on The Peacebuilder Walk at Casa de Peacebuilder. The meditative trail will feature local, national and international peace heroes. PLF will also offer training workshops for community leaders who wish to organize a Peacebuilder or Peace Heroes Walk in their own communities. Since 2005, these events have raised more than $200k to support local peace literacy initiatives.

Jerry will also be continuing his work with the Miami Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Dayton, OH which explores integrating peace literacy education and action in the context of a local faith community.

 

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 August, 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."

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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!

  • In 2018, 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.

  • July 2019, Expanded west to Tubac, AZ including opening of The Straw House public PLF Gallery

  • PLF Founders Jerry Leggett & Patsy Ferrell announced dedication of their home, Casa de Peacebuilder as a host site for PLF activities (by invitation)


 

200k+

Dollars Raised

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

 

 

4+

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.

 

 
 

300k+

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 Peace Leadership Director, NAPF.

www.peaceliteracy.org