On March 13, 2010, eighteen local peacemakers received Certificates of Completion for attending a 20-hour CCP Basic Training at UAAMAC (United African American Ministerial Action Council) in San Diego.
Sponsors. The training was co-sponsored by Peace Resource Center San Diego, UAAMAC and VFP (Veterans for Peace) San Diego, and was held at the UAAMAC offices on Market St.
Facilitators. Two CCP Facilitators came from afar: Janet Chisholm, CCP founder, executive director, and senior trainer. She is a peace activist with experience in religious education, anti-poverty programs, and teacher training. She is in the process of moving CCP headquarters to Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Joan O’Kray is a practicing mediator in New York. She is an experienced project consultant and lead of many international delegations.
Volunteers. Thanks to volunteer CCP organizers who took charge of outreach and promotion, local housing and transportation, facilities and food: Carroll Boone (CCP Facilitator and Organizer); Carol Jankow (director, Peace Resource Center San Diego); Robbie Robinson (UAAMAC program manager) who prepared and delivered a delicious Saturday night meal of spaghetti, chicken wings, corn on the cob, corn bread, and cookies; Maurice Martin (VFP Organizer); Home Stay (could someone tell me the name of the gracious home stay where Janet and Joan stayed, Greg I think), Judy Swanick (Making Others Great) and April Ay (Good Neighbors Community Builders). Thanks also to those who funded scholarships: Theresa Erreca, Jacobs Center, MMACC (Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community), and VFP.
CCP Facilitator Training. The first goal for CCP San Diego is to create and support a pool of trained facilitators who can offer CCP basic training locally. Completion of CCP basic training is a pre-requisite for attending the CCP facilitator training. Forty local trainers have completed CCP basic training and will be invited to take the facilitator training. The facilitator training is a four day training that gives participants an opportunity to design and present one of the five basic training modules: violence, nonviolence, social change, community, and planning). Possible dates are June, July, or October. Because CCP San Diego wants to offer working scholarships to make participation possible for lower income participants, we are seeking sponsors willing to contribute to a scholarship fund. For more information, contact Carroll Boone (see phone and email above).