Ojai International City of Peace Celebrates

International Day of Peace 2022

Planning has begun. If you are interested in creating a community celebration September 18th, please let me know. Contact Co-coordinators: Klaus Peter Fleischmann (203-558-7259), p.fleischmann@snet.net

Peggy Grunert (805-208-3466) peggyg18@gmail.com

Ojai Valley PEACE DAY: Sunday Sept.18, 2022


All residents are encouraged to display PEACE Signs- and Artwork in their front yards on Sunday and the following week and to invite friends & neighbors to a PEACE FEAST!

Note: The Jewish Community Ojai will conduct a Peace Service Friday, Sept. 16,  6-7:30 p.m.

In a collaborative and inclusive spirit we are planning the following activities:

8 – 9 AM:   Meditation Mount… Peace Meditation

10 – 12 PM:   Interfaith Churches… Peace Services

11 AM      Farmer’s Market… Peace Music

12 – 3 PM:   International City of Peace Celebration at Libbey Park Fountain area: Speakers, Musical performances, PEACE ART exhibit, children’s art and play activities.

To help and volunteer contact:

Co-coordinators: Klaus Peter Fleischmann (203-558-7259), p.fleischmann@snet.net

                                Peggy Grunert (805-208-3466) peggyg18@gmail.com


You can view all the videos we shared on Facebook Live on our Ojai International City of Peace Facebook Group. Enjoy these inspirational speakers. Or click the link to our YouTube channel to view videos from 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Here’s the line up to our 2020 Shaping Peace Together International Day of Peace program. On September 20th, Lisa and Brian Berman hosted a live online showing of the 6th annual Ojai International Peace Day Celebration on its Facebook group page. It is the complete presentation with inspiring speakers, prayers & blessings, awards, and performances.

Recorded interviews with notables:

  • Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, Chumash Elder -Blessing and Prayer
  • Fred Arment, International City of Peace, Founder/Director – Golden Rule, Compassionate Action
  • Dr. Hans Guenn, Integrative Health – Stop the War Within
  • Barbara Gaughen-Muller, President Rotary Eclub of World Peace – 4 Steps to Peace
  • Dr. Robert Dodge, LA President of Physicians for Social Responsibility – Nuclear Free-Zone Cities, ICAN-Back from the Brink 
  • Arthur Kanegis, “The World is My Country” film maker and Podcast host
  • Mike Weaver, Rotary Peace Builder Chair District #5240 – “Positive Peace”
  • Kathy Nolan, President Ojai Green Coalition – Peace Building in the community
  • Kristin Jensen Dodge, 8th Grade Teacher English Language Arts – Teaching in times of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Ray Powers, Ojai Green Coalition – Building a sustainable resilient peace community
  • Evan Austin, Ojai Peace Coalition – Noble Peace Prize 2020, Lanny Kaufer, recipient
  • Fatah Evans (spoken words) with Ray Powers (flute)
  • Lucy Dickinson (piano with beautiful images for inner peace)
  • Beautiful Chorus (2015 Ojai Day of Peace Celebration)

If you like the peace building work that we are doing and can offer us some financial support, our fiscal sponsor Awakening Peace is a tax exempt educational non-profit. Please use this link for any donations.

Our thanks for your support.

Click on our EVENTS tab for Ojai International City of Peace events

Awakening Peace is our fiscal sponsor. All donations are tax deductable. You will receive a receipt for your contribution to our peace building work. Awakening Peace is a 501(C)(3) Educational tax exempt Non-Profit. We appreciate and value your support.

Ojai is a community that fosters a culture of peace within, as well as in our homes, schools, businesses, government and all aspects of community life and livelihood. We are dedicated to serving the emergence of personal, ecological, and Universal well being.


To honor a culture of peace based on our one shared humanity and interconnectedness with all life.


To inspire educational programs and services designed to empower individuals and the community in establishing an inclusive, sustainable, and enduring culture of peace.


To foster a community that connects with, knows, and respects its neighbors of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and beliefs.


To nurture a culture of love and peace in body, mind and spirit.

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