Read the NEWS & REVIEW article about ‘A Community For Peace’
For those of us who have lived the nightmare of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and family violence, our stories are the foundation that help us to speak the truth, gather strength from that truth and find the courage to use that truth to escape the bonds that bind us to our abusers. But those of us coming from marginalized communities face another obstacle: institutions and systems in our country that still struggle with racism, sexism, homophobia, religious and cultural oppression, which create additional barriers for getting help. Without addressing the backdrop of the social injustice caused by our nation’s history, there is little hope that we can end violence to women and girls, and subsequently men and boys. Marginalized communities will continue to be under-served because our systems and services — from our national leaders at the White House and Congress to our local law enforcement, schools and county welfare departments — are designed to serve from a dominant cultural perspective, which does not support or even address the dynamic challenges of people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ communities. READ Further.
Domestic Violence can have a lifelong impact. Survivors endure physical, mental and emotional abuse as well as suffer social and economic consequences. While same-gender and heterosexual partner abuse share similar occurrence rates and dynamics, members of the LGBTQ community face unique barriers when seeking help. Prejudice, discrimination and misunderstanding within law enforcement, the justice system and even from service providers can make it even harder to prevent and address violence. Read further.
SACRAMENTO, CA. May 10, 2017 – A COMMUNITY FOR PEACE and FOUNDATION FOR PEACEFUL COMMUNITIES are prepared to LAUNCH a SAFE HAVEN Project for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (C.S.E.C.) in Citrus Heights, California. read further.
As a leader in creating social justice change, The Foundation for Peaceful Communities launches the P.E.A.C.E. Projects (Personal Excellence Achieved Through Community Empowerment). Partnering community leaders with solutions for foster kids and the foster youth aging out of the foster-care system. Together we can achieve a better world for these foster youth. Read further
Published on Apr 21, 2015 Elaine Whitefeather, Executive Director of A Community for Peace received the Service To Mankind Award from the Mountain West Region of SERTOMA. This video is her acceptance speech, as she was unable to attend the award ceremony in Arizona.