Luncheon Meeting: Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding
Heart’s work, service and activism has spanned over five decades. Having worked as an educator, activist and champion throughout the United States and numerous countries on environmental and animal rights issues, social justice, peacebuilding and gender equality, she brings the passion and energy of her name….Heart.
She is a co-founder of The Peace Alliance working towards legislation for a Department of Peacebuilding, the Youth PROMISE Act and other key legislative issues. Heart is the Chair of The Peace Alliance Educational Institute.
She served as the Executive Director of the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery and has been on its board for over 10 years.
She is currently living her dream as President of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, in honor of her son. Her tireless efforts to launch and drive this work has lead to success in forming partnerships with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida’s State Attorney’s Office, Law Enforcement, the University of Florida and countless partners in peacebuilding. Her passion and commitment to nonviolence has been the center point of her life.
The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding is a non-profit organization whose primary function is to formalize, coordinate, facilitate and champion the implementation of resources to further the prevention, intervention and healing from violence in all its forms.
RPCP is dedicated to raising awareness and building skills through education and experiences that will empower individuals and groups in their personal and collective lives. Our programs address social-emotional learning, communication skills, conflict resolution, and restorative justice and dialogues. RPCP works with schools, law enforcement, parents, universities, businesses, the faith community, and health providers.