Together and in concert with many others we will face the historical forces swirling around us. This is why CCPJ was formed.

OUR MISSION

Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice was founded in  the 1980s, when community members came together to counter the Cold War threat of nuclear war and escalating arms buildup. Since then, our mission for peace and nonviolence has expanded to embrace many connected social and political issues.

 

CCPJ, along with many local and national movements, increasingly understands the link between war and injustice.

We are committed to overcoming these

injustices, and more:

  • racism and ethnic hatred

  • mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline

  • militarization of police forces

  • hostility and violence against women

  • proliferation of weapons in space

  • attacks and bullying against LGBTQ individuals

  • global warming and destruction of the natural environment

  • poverty, economic inequality, and tax injustice

  • violations of civil liberties and human rights

  • excessive military spending

  • hatred and scapegoating of immigrants

 

  • gun violence

 

  • wars of aggression, and endless wars

BOARD MEMBERS

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Robert McAdams

PRESIDENT

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Bob Diamond

BOARD MEMBER

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April Heyward

BOARD MEMBER

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Richard Lord

BOARD MEMBER

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Tiana Sigala

BOARD MEMBER

Peace will come from millions of tiny seemingly inconsequential actions.

If  you want to have peace, you live peace.

ACTING IN COMMUNITY

In recent years, CCPJ has participated with others on many issues.

  • Richmond Rally for Sensible Gun Laws  

  • Living Wage Coalition of Central Virginia

  • Lobby for local control of weapons and monuments

  • Protest planned gas pipelines in Nelson County and compressor station at Union Hill

  • Divest Cville

  • World Without War

  • Walk In My Shoes art installation

  • Unity Days Charlottesville

  • Interfaith March for Peace & Justice

  • Peacekeeping and resistance to white supremacy on July 9 and August 11/12, 2017

  • Hosting economist Joseph Stiglitz’s lecture on economic inequality.

  • And many more...

All are welcome to our next Zoom meeting on Sunday, October 4. See "Contact" page.

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