Adalia Tara returns to perform a free concert on Saturday, March 4th, at Creekside Coffee from 7 to 9 pm. In addition to the release of her new album, Adalia has recently been traveling across the Southwest, at work filming a new music video. Her previous music video “Release Me” premiered last year at a Sedona Film Festival...Read More
Category: Sedona, Arizona
Sedona International City of Peace
The Sedona International City of Peace (SICOP), 35th of 162 Cities of Peace around the world, was officially recognized by the International Cities of Peace organization in June 2012. As a City of Peace our focus is to create a culture of peace for Sedona and beyond. We believe a culture of peace to be a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior, actions and ways of life that rejects violence, prevents conflict and creates a community-minded atmosphere to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation. We have discovered there are three key elements in our work creating a culture of peace: elevating consciousness, expanding connections with others, and engaging our community. During our first five years SICOP has hosted several local events including a Peace Walk and a Global Feast for Peace; the “Peace by Piece Festival” where kids created a tapestry of hundreds of peace squares sharing why they believe in peace while many local restaurants donated over 2,000 food servings with all proceeds benefitting local food banks. We have also hosted 50 young leaders from across Africa each summer as part of the Mandela Fellows civic leadership program. SICOP has partnered with several organizations to raise awareness about issues in our community including the Sedona International Film Festival, the Sedona Rotary, Yavapai / Apache Cultural Center, the Mental Health Coalition, Human Trafficking Coalitions, Healing Memories for Veterans and their Families, local schools, local businesses, and faith based and interfaith groups. We have focused on several issue areas that impact our community and its culture of peace, such as hunger, mental health, bullying, sex trafficking of minors, and other deep cultural wounds experienced from war, racism, and indigenous segregation. All of our events and activities conclude with suggested actions for individuals and groups to help grow a greater culture of peace. SICOP has worked closely with the City of Sedona in the shaping of public policy in areas that ensure equal rights, concluding with the passage of the first Sedona Human Rights Ordinance. SICOP orchestrated the passage of a City of Peace Resolution officially recognizing Sedona as an International City of Peace.We believe both of these actions constitute a powerful statement to the world about the intentions of Sedona as a City focused on the values of cooperation, collaboration, justice and equality for all citizens. We recognize that there are many additional opportunities to bring a culture of peace to Sedona and the world beyond. We have begun expansion of our reach by publishing Imagine, a peace magazine focused on creating greater awareness around social issues and promoting actions and solutions that continue to grow a global culture of peace.
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