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       September 9, 2023

                                                  2023 HONOREES
Accepting for David Harris,    Susan Chunco             Norman Solomon
Dimitri Rusov-Morningstar


  Honoree Susan Chunco with her bronze plaque and a huge smile

Jennifer Mann guides us to our inner peace
  with an opening silent meditation

First row VIP's, L to R: Jennifer Mann, Camina Gillotti, Vice Mayor, Diana Rich, Mayor Neysha Hinton, Councilmember Stephen Zollman, Former Councilmember and peace wall super supporter Sarah Guerney

Selection Committee Member, Charles Prickett presenting his Tribute to Daniel Ellsberg

Volunteers Shirley Gillotti, Susan Eschler, Jim Passage, Robbin Latham
set out with their custom designed donation collection buckets from Ace Hardware.


Alumni Honoree Fred Ptucha from Veterans for Peace
stands to be acknowledged with the other Alumni, while
while Founding Selection Committee member, Richard Retrcki and is guest, Kitty look on.

Sharing stories about his friend and fellow activist, David Harris, Dimitri Rusov-Morningstar nominated David and because of his recent death, accepted the award and bronze plaque for David and his family.

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Alice Chan, who nominated Norman Solomon, introduces him at the peace wall Induction Ceremony.  As a long time member of Progressive
Democrats of Sonoma County, she worked for Norman's campaign when he ran for Congress.


                       2022 HONOREE INDUCTION CEREMONY

                                                                 AUGUST 27, 2022

Sister Julie accepting for Brother Toby McCarroll, Barton Stone,  Rev. Lee accepting for Rev James Coffee, Mary Thanissara accepting for Thich Nhat Hanh

                                                              Richard Retecki, seated,  Honoree Alumni:   Fred Ptucha       Susan Lamont        Linda Sartor

                   Selection Committee member Richard Retecki with Sister Julie from Starcross community accepting for Honoree Brother Toby McCarroll

Honoree Alumni, Tui Wilschinsky & wife Bonnie

Mayor Patrick Slayter with welcoming remarks from the City of Sebastopol

Rev. Lee Turner accepting for Rev. James Coffee

Honoree Alumni Charles Prickett & Jim Corbett

Jennifer Mann, RScP,Emeritus gounding attendees in peace

Honoree Alumni & Newest Peace Wall Selection Committee member Charles Prickett introducing Honoree Barton Stone

Michael Gillotti honoring Selection Committee member Paul Robbins for his eight years of service on the Peace Wall Selection Committee

Alice Waco, member of the Peace Wall Selection Committee, introducing Mary Thanissara, who accepted for Thich Nhat Hanh

Richard Retecki  Rev. Lee Turner(for Rev. James Coffee) Sister Julie (for Brother Toby McCarroll,  Mary Thanissara (for Thich Nhat Hanh) Michael Gillotti

                                                                                             with Honoree bronze plaques and letters of commendation.

                     2021 HONOREE INDUCTION CEREMONY

                                                         SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

Michael Gillotti,  Creater / Founder                                                       2021 Honorees:    Fred Ptucha                       Mary Moore                                Adrienne Lauby                 

    Honorees:  Adrienne Lauby,                Mary More                                      Fred Ptucha                                                                       Creater / Founder Michael Gillotti

                                                 Jim Corbett (Mr. Music), a Living Peace Wall Alumnus Honoree (2019), surrounded by peaceful audience members.

                                                                                                             Jennifer Mann   RScPE Emeritus   "Peace Begins with Me "    

                                                                                                                      2021    Honoree Fred Ptucha and friends

                                                                                            2021   Honorees:    Adrienne Lauby        Fred Ptucha        Mary Moore

                                                                                                       Alice Waco and Honoree Adrienne Lauby

                                                                                                                        Mary Moore with L A relatives

                    Richard Retecki     Fred Ptucha      Adrienne Lauby                                                                                                                Mary Moore            Michael Gillotti

                                          Sebastopol Mayor Una Glass

                   Paul Robins Peace Wall Selection Committee Member

                                         Introducing Honoree Mary Moore

Richard Retecki, Peace Wall Selection Committee Member, introducing Fred Ptucha               Mary Moore                             Adrienne Lauby                 

              Alice Waco,  Peace Wall Selection Committee Member                                                                   Peace Symbol Cookie from Patisserie Angelic                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                       Honoree Mary Moore with LA Family



2019 Honorees: Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Dr. Earl Herr, Jennifer Jaffe(for Tula Jaffe, Jim Corbett

City Council Members Sarah Gurney, Una Glass

Jim Corbett with grandson.

Jim Corbett, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Jennifer Jaffe (for Tula Jaffe)

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey

A lovely and inspired crowd of peace lovers.

Co-Conspirators Michael Gillotti, Richard Retecki

Three sisters of peace.

Earl Herr with his grandson, the next generation of peace activists.

Jennifer Jaffe accepting for her recently deceased mother, Tula Jaffe.

Judith Stone, member of Peace Wall Selection Committee introducing Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey

Paul Robbins, member of Peace Wall Selection Committee showing off his Jim Corbett inspired socks.

Practicing peace in Petaluma, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey & Dr. Earl Herr.


SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

2018 Living Peace Wall Honorees: (L to R) Tui Wilschinsky, Dolores Huerta, Therese Mughannam, Daniel Ellsberg

Invocation by Vivian Strand, helping center everyone in their inner peace

Tui Wilschinsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Therese Mugannam

Rev. Judith Stone, Peace Wall Selection Committee Member, introducing Tui Wilschinsky

Susan Lamont, 2017 Honoree with Therese Mughannam, 2018 Honoree

Mayor Patrick Slayter, Councilwoman Una Glass, Daniel Ellsberg, Councilwoman Sarah Gurney

Alice Waco, Peace Wall Selection Committee Member, introduces Honoree Therese Mughannam

Jean Houser (center), George Houser's widow, with daughter Marty Ley. At 100 years, Jean is the oldest peace 

 activist attending and by all accounts, was the brains behind George, a 2015 Honoree.

Alicia Sanchez (2015 Honoree), Dolores Huerta, Alegria DeLaCruz and two friends

Paul Robbins, Peace Wall Selection Committee Member, introducing Daniel Ellsberg

Tui Wilschinsky, Michael Gillotti, Daniel Ellsberg, Therese Mughannam, Richard Retecki

Approximately 400 attended the ceremony, a new record

Photos by David Burns


AUGUST 27, 2017

2017 Peace Wall Honorees: (L to R) Susan Lamont, Bob Frank (for Charles Liteky), Dee & Don Schilling, Holly Near

2017 Honoree Inscriptions, along with the two previous years

Susan Lamont accepting her award from Alice Waco

Holly Near, Bob Frank (for Charles Liteky), Dee & Don Schilling 

Holly Near introduced by Paul Robbins

Charles Liteky with Congressional Medal of Honor

Charles Liteky (far right) at anti Central American war protest

Holly Near closing the ceremony with a song

Photos by David Burns             


2016 Honoree Induction Ceremony,

Oct. 2, 2016

2015 Inauguration/Induction Ceremony

October 11,2015

Michael Gillotti, leading Give Peace a Chance / Imagine

Invocation by Rev. Tara Steel

Vice Mayor Sarah Gurney, Representing the City of Sebastopol

Jean Houser, wife & Martie Leys, daughter, accepting on behalf of Honoree,George Houser

Barry Latham-Ponneck, 2015 Honoree

Alicia Sanchez 2015 Honoree

Richard Retecki, representing Honoree Nelson Mandela

Michael Gillotti with Tui Wilschinski, Leader of the Sufi blessing dance

Bhavani & Tui leading the blessing of the wall dance and chant, "Spirit of Peace"

Sonoma County Veterans for Peace, early supporters of the Living Peace Wall

Richard Retecki & Michael Gillotti, "We Did It"!

2015 Honorees, less Nelson Mandela: Martie Leys & Jean Houser accepting for George Houser, Michael Gillotti,

                                                                              Barry Latham-Ponneck, Alicia Sanchez

All Photos by Don Jackson Photography

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