From The Center Granite Panel
"We honor the peacemakers, whose names are inscribed, who have
during their lives worked for peace and against war, for justice
and against injustice, for nonviolent resolutions and against violence,
and for the common good and against selfishness and greed.
By honoring these outstanding individuals we also honor all who
share in the collective desire to rise above differences of race,
religion, nationalities and ideologies, to that place where we are
all brothers and sisters, where we share a common humanity and a
common desire to live in peace with all the people of the world."
"Returning violence with violence only multiplies violence, adding a deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars . . . darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that, hatred cannot drive out hatred only love can do that."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 The Living Peace Wall was installed on its pedestal in downtown Sebastopol !! Now peace activists will receive the honor and respect they deserve, and the cause of peace will have a visible presence in the heart of Sebastopol! The Inaugural Dedication Ceremony was held Sunday, Oct. 11th, 2015 at the peace wall site across from the town plaza. Over 150 people attended. We circled and blessed the wall while Tui led us in the song/dance "Spirit of Peace". *See photos below.
Each year hereafter, four honorees will be selected, their names inscribed in the granite wall, their biographies added to this web site, and they will be honored at the annual induction ceremony held in mid September.
* The 2018 Peace Wall Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday,
September 15, 11:00 AM to Noon, at the Sebastopol Town Plaza,
McKinley Ave. & Petaluma Ave.
The four honorees chosen for 2018 are: Tui Wilschinsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Therese Mughannam and Dolores Huerta. Their bios will be listed on the page "Annual Honorees" after the September 15 ceremony.
Four Ways You Can Participate
1. Nominate someone you think is deserving for the following year(s) by clicking on "To Nominate"
here or the button on above menu bar.
2. Send us your "personal prayer / wish for peace." It will be posted on the page, "Personal Prayers for
Peace" under the tab "More" above.
3. Donate. Click "To Donate". All donations, large and small are greatly appreciated.
All funds will be used only for the ongoing maintenance of the peace wall and
accompanying web site and for the Annual Induction Ceremony.
4. Spread the word. Click on the orange box below to share this site with friends and family.
Blessing the Peace Wall
30 second video above / "Spirit of Peace" song and dance
The "back" side of the peace wall, facing the Sebastopol Plaza
Granite bench and inscription
Made from the same 6" granite on the wall itself.