On June 7, 2022, from 6 – 7 pm PDT, join us for inspiration as we honor Peacemaker legend Dolores Huerta, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and visionary Peacemaker Angel Acosta, PhD, ground-breaking leader of the new philosophy of healing-centered education. 

Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF), is a world-renowned civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union.

Ms. Huerta is a two-time US Presidential Award Recipient; she received the Medal of Freedom Award from President Obama in 2012, the highest civilian award in the United States, and the Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998.

Dr. Acosta is the founder of “Healing-Centered Education” and is currently the Director of the Garrison Institute’s Fellowship Program. Angel Acosta has worked tirelessly to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness.

We will also honor Bay Area Peacemaker champions:

  • Peacemaker Administrator, Stephanie Martinez, from Jefferson Elementary School District, Daly City, CA
  • The Student Peacemaker Team from James Franklin Smith Elementary, San Jose, CA
  • Peacemaker Trainers from John F. Kennedy Elementary, Daly CIty, CA

Soul Shoppe’s Peacemaker Awards 2022 is a free, virtual event. Please register so we can send you the zoom link.

In just one hour, event attendees can take a significant step toward peace, honor Peacemakers, learn more about conflict resolution for kids, and help Soul Shoppe bring more fun, safety, and peace to kids and playgrounds everywhere.

A recent graduate of our Peacemaker Trainer Certification inspired us with this vision:

“Our vision for the school is for all the students and teachers to use Soul Shoppe and to use the tools such as the I Message and The Clean Up. We do see the power of using the I Message across all the grade levels. We believe if we continue to use the vocabulary in kindergarten the kids will be well versed by the time they get to 5th grade. And then when they go to middle school and high school they can model the ‘correct’ way of solving problems, thus teaching the kids that weren’t part of Jefferson that the tools can be used and will become woven into the San Leandro community.”

– Marilia Dos Santos, Kindergarten Teacher and Peacemaker Trainer, Jefferson Elementary

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