About us


Venice Peace Project began November 7, 2013 as a result of a desire of citizens in the Venice community to live and work in a more peaceful environment.  Our vision is "Peace in our hearts, peace in our community and peace in our world." Our mission is to promote and inspire Peace in our hearts, peace in our community, and peace in our world.  


We accomplish our vision and mission through education, activities that stimulate conversations about peace, and placement of symbols of peace, including Peace Poles, throughout the city and county.  To date, VPP has been involved in the placement of 20 Peace Poles in our community, held over 100 events in the community including peace movies, workshops, meditations, annual celebrations of International Peace day and special children art programs to teach about peace. 


Early Timeline of inspiration leading to the formation of VPP:

  • 7.13.2012 Dedication of Peace Pole at Donna’s
  • 9.22.2012 - 10.9.2012 Ali and Donna to Bhutan - inspiration
  • 12.2012, 1.2013 and 2.2013 – sharing about Bhutan – Jewell stepped forward, “I will help you put peace poles all over Venice.” 
  •  9.20.2013 Dedication Peace Pole at Unity – gift of DD, in sharing with congregation Donna announced formation of VPP - called Venetian Peace Pole Project
  •  11.7.2013 – First meeting of Venice Peace Project!  

See our Past Events page for a visual history of VPP 


Founding members of Venice Peace Project

Venice Peace Project - we are 6!
Venice Peace Project - we are 6!
At Venice Holistic Center Peace Pole dedication
At Venice Holistic Center Peace Pole dedication