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Additional Resources for Localizing Peace

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Washington Peace Center

1525 Newton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Contact: Sonia Silbert
Telephone: (202)234-2000
Email: info@washingtonpeacecenter.org

The Washington Peace Center works towards social change and justice through peaceful measures by focusing on education, community resources, and action. Established in 1963, the center attracts many local activists and community groups, concentrating on a variety of issues from minority rights to the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Center provides awareness of events and local issues, while offering resources and training for activists in the DC metro area. Additionally, the Center has a directory of over 300 organizations that work towards social justice both in DC and internationally.

Community Coalition for Justice

1525 Newton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Contact: Kenneth Giles
Telephone: (202)234-8840
Email: kengiles2@verizon.net

Focusing on the DC metro area, the community coalition works towards peace and justice by educating local inhabitants on issues of violence and injustice. The community coalition’s email list circulates news about events sponsored by its 90 organizational members, all of whom are featured on a 2002 directory featured on their webpage. The intention of the coalition is to link together various organizations and groups with one another, as well as interested activists and volunteers.