Nonviolent practice calls us to not only name institutions of violence, but to also do something about it. As practitioners of strategic nonviolence, we recognize the power we hold when people come together to organize under shared values. That is why Ignite Peace is in collaboration with the Ohio Families Unite Against Police Brutality (OFUABP), an organization guided by the policy demands of people who have lost someone to police violence. These policy demands include implicit bias and de-escalation training for police officers and reducing deadly use of force. Together, we can reshape bad policies and practices in a way that empowers all of us to create safety and peace in our lives, families, and communities. We know a better future is possible, and by walking together, we can demand that our elected leaders make this a place where all of our rights and our lives are respected.
OFUAPB is convening a protest for O22 Day National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality to commemorate the lives lost to police violence. The gathering will take place on Sunday, October 22nd at the Columbus Statehouse starting at 2pm.
Sunday, October 22
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Donate a pair of shoes which will be used to commemorate one of the lives lost to police violence during the protest in Columbus. Drop them off at the Ignite Peace office on the second floor at 215 E 14th Street. Shoes will be donated after the event.
Stay tuned for webinars and more information sessions.
As we mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the 2023 Joint Convening of the Social Practice of Human Rights Conference and the 6th International Conference on the Right to Development will offer scholars and practitioners a valuable space to exchange perspectives on this year’s theme of Decolonization and Development for Africa and People of African Descent.
SPHR 2023 is designed to offer a hybrid event format, accommodating both virtual and in-person attendance. For this 50th countdown, we are proud to present a remarkable array of some of our speakers, including thematic speakers, two plenary sessions, and various workshops as part of our event lineup.
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For 38 years, the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center has been a resource for peace seekers in Greater Cincinnati to come together, share ideas, and create tangible change for a more just world.
On Wednesday, October 4th, we are thrilled to host our first Annual Gathering as Ignite Peace.
This new name embodies our dedication to a peaceful future and the energy and passion we all bring to our shared vision.
Ignite Peace (formerly IJPC), remains committed to the mission of educating and advocating for peace, challenging unjust systems, and promoting the creation of a nonviolent society.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate our rich history while embarking on a new chapter by attending our 2023 Annual Gathering: Forward Together.