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:
See our Past Events page for a visual history of VPP