Art & Peacebuilding
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.