San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
Community Boards introduced the San Francisco Peacemaker Awards in commemoration of our thirty-fifth anniversary in 2011. The awards acknowledge and honor the significant and tireless contributions of others who make San Francisco a city of healthier, more just and respectful neighborhoods and communities. They recognize both those with proven track records of peacemaking and restorative justice in action and our next generation of inspirational “rising” peacemakers.
Namesakes of the San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
THE RAYMOND SHONHOLTZ VISIONARY PEACEMAKER AWARD
Raymond Shonholtz, J.D., Founder & Visionary, 1942-2012
Ray was a visionary and an international leader in restorative justice and community mediation. An advocate for sustainable civil society, he touched the lives of countless people, as the founder of both Community Boards and Partners for Democratic Change.
THE GAIL SADALLA RISING PEACEMAKER AWARD
Gail Sadalla, Trainer & Educator
Gail is a pioneer in conflict resolution for youth beginning in 1980. She co-developed Community Boards’ Conflict Manager Program, one the first peer mediation programs in the U.S., which was launched in 1982 and continues to be replicated world-wide.
THE COMMUNITY BOARDS LEADERSHIP PEACEMAKER AWARD
Community Boards, San Francisco Conflict Resolution Center
Founded in 1976, Community Boards revolutionized the restorative justice movement with its mediation panel process, training hundreds of volunteers to serve the general public as compassionate, constructive peacemakers. Today, it is the oldest nonprofit conflict resolution center in the United States.