2018 ICP Review

Ojai ICP’s focus is bringing peace related events that educate and support peace in our community. Our model of peace building includes 9 contributing components.

Our core peace group has been primarily focused on International Peace Day and the 4th of July Independence Day Parade. The parade theme is “Walk for Peace” and we bring to the community the joy of being a City of Peace, planting seeds of peace awareness in the hearts and minds of the thousands in attendance. Our Peace Day Celebration is held at the senior living center at the Gables with participating elders in ages up to 100 years. This is followed by our Community Celebration of Peace Day on the weekend, where we invite supporting organizations to join us in this festival with music, poetry, inspirational speakers including the mayor of Ojai, artwork from participating schools, and art table for our children. This is a well appreciated and growing festival each year.

We invite organizations to participate with us, as they are doing the ground work for peace building. Here are some of the groups that participated in our 2018 Peace Festival:

Transition to Organics/Pesticide Free Ojai Valley,Veterans for Peace, Rotary Club Ojai, WILPF-Ojai, World Service Organization + Friday Peace Group, Ojai ICP, Global Youth Peace Summit, Children’s Art Table Peace Doves and Peace Poles, Green Coalition, Ojai Valley Restoration and Resilience Council,Natural Building/Resilient Housing, Transition Design Ojai

Here are some YouTube videos from our events in 2018

International Peace Day at the Gables: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eILDvnSqt1M&t=4s

Community Peace Celebration in Libbey Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fnpz1HneuY

Our Ojai International City of Peace entry in the 4th of July parade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqsAaUdKTFw

Another great addition to Ojai ICP happened on April 10, 2018: the Mayor and City Council approved an initiative that Ojai is a Nuclear-Free Zone brought forward by Dr. Bob Dodge, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Bob’s initiative is being adopted by many cities across our country. This designation is added to the three welcoming road signs. The initiative stipulates that our city will not invest in any company that contributes funding for the manufacturing of nuclear weapons.

ICP City Welcome Signs and  Nuclear-Free Zone:

The team also created an International City of Peace graphic design, which is used for the Ojai road sign, welcoming visitors to Ojai International City of Peace. Ojai ICP postcards, flyers, posters, and banners also use this design. If your ICP would like to use our artwork for your city, please let us know. We can send you the file and you just add your city name.