The San Francisco Peacemaker Awards is a benefit for Community Boards that honor individuals and organizations working to prevent and reduce violence and conflict throughout San Francisco. It’s a celebration of Community Boards and its Neighborhood Mediation Program, now the longest-running public conflict resolution program in the United States.
The awards also acknowledge the dedication and service of the diverse pool of our 450+ volunteer mediators, conflict coaches, facilitators, and trainers. The awards ceremony and workshop generate new conversations about conflict resolution, civic participation, and community building through the morning workshop & keynote speaker.
Please consider becoming a benefit sponsor and purchasing workshop tickets. Learn more about this year’s event HERE.
About the Awards
The Raymond Shonholtz Visionary Peacemaker Award
The Raymond Shonholtz Visionary Peacemaker Award is awarded to an outstanding individual who has made or is making significant contributions to peacemaking, community building and/or anti-violence work in her or his respective San Francisco neighborhood and community.
The Gail Sadalla Rising Peacemaker Award
The Gail Sadalla Rising Peacemaker Award is awarded to a Youth Peacemaker (ages 12-24) who is making a difference in their school or community, setting an example for other youth in anti-violence and peacemaking activities. (For youth under 16 years, if you can, please provide the name of parent/guardian.)
The Community Boards Leadership Peacemaker Award
The Community Boards Leadership Peacemaker Award is awarded to an organization that is making a meaningful track record in contributing to community building and peacemaking in San Francisco.