Join Joaquin Phoenix in Los Angeles August 16th

Please join
Joaquin Phoenix
Host Committee

Casey Affleck, Tatyana Ali, Jackeline Cacho,
Jimmy Demers, Frances Fisher, Balthazar Getty,
John Gile, Eva Mendes, Dermot Mulroney,
Scarlett Pomers, Amy Smart,
Scott Thomas

For an Evening Benefiting
The Peace Alliance
and the Campaign for a
U.S. Department of Peace

Featuring a live performance by

plus tunes by DJ Matter

Marianne Williamson
will share basic information
about the Department of Peace campaign

Thursday, August 16, 2007
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Hosted by Rock your Planet!
at the historic Cherokee Studios

On Fairfax near West Hollywood

with Deidra Sarego, Volunteers for the Department of Peace campaign

Hors d’?uvre’s and wine

$150 per person

RSVP online
Or contact Terry Mason at 818.687.2942
Email inquiries to:

Live Auction

  • Two special loge tickets to the American Music Awards
  • Two VIP passes to the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival: To Explore and Preserve Our Planet –
  • Roger Love voice lesson with book –
  • 3 night / 4 day weekend getaway at a premium 1-bedroom villa in Westin’s Kierland Villas in Scottsdale
  • Malibu Dining Experience, a selection of gift certificates from Malibu’s best restaurants, including Nobu and Beau Rivage
  • and more!


There is currently a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 808) to establish a United States Department of Peace. This historic measure will augment our current problem-solving options, providing practical, nonviolent solutions to the problems of domestic and international conflict.

The primary function of a United States Department of Peace is to research and facilitate nonviolent solutions to domestic and international conflict. Those skilled in ameliorating the effects of violence — from conflict resolution experts to nonviolent communicators – have proven their effectiveness at treating root causes of violence. Peace is more than the absence of war; The Department of Peace will be an institutional platform for the proactive waging of peace.

Domestically, the Department of Peace will develop policies and allocate resources to effectively reduce the levels of domestic and gang violence, child abuse, and various other forms of societal discord. Internationally, the Department will advise the President and Congress on the most sophisticated ideas and techniques regarding peace-creation among nations.

The Peace Alliance is a citizen’s campaign to support this legislation, with Department of Peace activists already working in over 280 Congressional districts. With your help, we can continue to make traction in turning this peace-building network — and the ideas it represents — into a powerful political force.

Learn more at

The Peace Alliance
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Ste 712, Washington, D.C., 20036 USA
Tel 202.296.1187


Is Peace Possible?


Khandakapala Buddhist Center

August- September 2007 Events 

Special Event “Is Peace Possible?”
Sunday, August 19;
11:00 am1:00 pm

Beverly Hills Library
444 N Rexford Dr.90210

(310) 288-2220

Is wishing for peace a waste of time? In these troubled and uncertain times, wanting peace can seem an unrealistic goal. These thoughts can lead to anger, discouragement, or a wish to ignore what is going on in the world.
At this special event, Western Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Lekma will look at how to deal with conflict in our world and personal life. She will discuss how we can respond realistically and practically so we feel empowered, not discouraged.
Register Online:$12
Free to Kadampa Friends

Beverly Hills Library
444 N Rexford Dr.90210 (310) 288-2220


Peace Tour Documentary

Working Title: Into The Fire

A CounterCulture Production

Produced by Germaine de Pibrac James and Brett Michael Pitts

Written and Directed by Brett Michael Pitts

Featuring China Room: Gary Bramlett, Johann Carbajal, Nima Kazerouni, Vince Mazza, and Joaquin Pastor

Peace Tour Documentary

Into the FireInto the Fire
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China Room

They’re Cute and They’re for Peace!
China Room
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California Peace Partners

Invest in Peace   California Campaign for a Department of Peace

Grassroots Campaigns for a Department of Peace

Dear California Peace Partner,Hello from your CA State Coordinators for the Department of Peace campaign.

Our local and national grassroots progress toward a U.S. Department of Peace and Nonviolence (DOPN) has been so successful, we now need to strengthen our support systems. Below we’ll be asking for your contribution – but before we do, we want to brag just a bit.Beginning in 2004 with a few pockets of California DOPN activity, we now have active grassroots groups in over 40 of the 53 Congressional Districts. We’ve received city council endorsements from Arcata, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Francisco (City & County), San Jose, Santa Cruz, Sebastopol and West Hollywood. We’ve met with members of Congress and their staffs at their local District offices in California as well as in Washington D.C., resulting in 12 California Members of Congress being cosponsors of the Bill (out of a national total of 68 cosponsors). When it comes to the DOPN…California rocks!Understandably, to maintain and expand our achievements, we require solid support from our national organization, The Peace Alliance. Grassroots coordination and communications, a national office in Washington D.C., research, promotional materials, training, web site, travel, etc., all of which requires a solid and predictable stream of funds.Here’ something to ponder: the way we spend our money shapes the world we live in.

Our question for you is: are you willing to invest an amount between $15 and $100 per month to shape a more peaceful world?

If so, please click this link to enter your donation: Check out my fundraising page!

… and know that your generosity and optimism are shared by all of us in this grassroots shaping of a new culture of peace for our planet.

Your Department of Peace California State Coordinators:

Terry Mason, Frank Matyskiela, Sandra Weaver, Jan and John Atkinson, Bobby Jo Chavarria, Tory Haslinger, Mary Alice O’Conner, Nancy Merritt, John McNeil and Christine Elliot

Hunger Strike Theater


COME JOIN US for a Week of discussions, solutions, community building and PERFORMANCE.

Art becomes action when its intention is vested in the interest of the people, bringing Solutions to light.  Action becomes Direct Action when we engage in an ACT of confrontation beyond the confines of the space society designates for the artist.


We are inviting artists to participate in a juice fast, then conceive a work of performance to be performed at the festival in October.

This is a HUNGER STRIKE for a reConnection with the beautiful regenerative powers we possess in our bodies and in our mind. A STRIKE for SOLUTIONS.  They tell us shopping is patriotic and dissent is not!  Let’s stop consuming for one week.  We need to come together to share and build effective solutions to the exploitative consumer culture that is quickly destroying our planet, our cultures, our spirit and our bodies.  Change starts with the personal.  Let’s take back our bodies, so we can begin to take back our communities, our country and our world.

Come join us! Contribute Your Art!  The World is Waiting to See What YOU have to Say.

WHAT: Engage in a Ten Day juice fast and conceive a work of performance (whatever that means to you – a play, a dance, a song to the moon – whatever you do).  As the work will be performed as part of a shared evening we ask that the work be anywhere from 5 to 30ish minutes.  Please email a statement of intention, and a little information about who you are to by August 15. Go to for more info and fasting support.  All questions will be addressed!