San Diego Events Calendar

Please contact San Diego Site Director Sarah Heirendt at with questions about our upcoming events.

HOP takes no political position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict beyond affirming the human rights of all involved. Please reference Our Values here. Our events are designed to inspire dialogue amongst supporters and alumni and expose supporters to diverse perspectives. We hope you will join us!

By-Stander Intervention: Rapid Response Training
Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 -8:00pm
Peace Resource Center - 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105
Join Hands of Peace in partnership with the Peace Resource Center of San Diego for this rapid response training session. What is Rapid Response? It is a dedicated belief in the rights and liberties of all peoples here and now.  It is democracy in action.  It is people who refuse to back down in the face of aggression and act to support those under attack. It is coming out into our streets, our schools, our neighborhoods in immediate response to hate. This workshop will help bystanders become "upstanders" who help de-escalate conflict, tension and hate in our neighborhoods.  Participants receive intensive Know Your Rights instruction, and role-play different approaches that will de-escalate hate.  Learn how to document and provide witness to attacks, Cop Watch and provide support to survivors and their families after the attack. PRC workshops are based on the War Resisters International Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns. There is no cost for participation. Space is limited to 30 registrants.  RSVP to Sarah Heinredt for more information.

HOPEducation Book Club
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:30-8:30pm
Home of Jenny Parker
Join us for our next book club, where we will be reading Getting to Peace (or the Third Side) by William Ury. In Getting to Peace, Ury challenges the fatalism that is so fashionable. Using new archeological and anthropological evidence, he overturns old myths about human nature and offers a new and hopeful story about human conflict. He suggests a powerful new approach for turning conflict into cooperation which he calls the "Third Side." For in every dispute, there are not just two sides, but a silent third side that can help bring about agreement. By discovering the ten roles of the third side, each of us can act as teachers, healers, and mediators to achieve fair and non-violent conflict resolution. Our happiness at home, our productivity at work, and our very lives depend on Getting to Peace. Please RSVP to Sarah Heinredt for more information.

HOPEducation Movie Night
"Seeing Through the Wall: Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel"
Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:00-8:00pm
Cardiff Branch Library - 2081 Newcastle Avenue
Many walls separate Palestinians and Israelis - walls of concrete, of mistrust, of ignorance, of fear. This film follows a group of Americans, led by Rabbi Dov Taylor and Hands of Peace Director of Facilitation and Mejdi Guide, Husam Jubran, on a 2016 trip to explore what life is like in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Many of those on the trip describe their own reflection and transformation as a result of these intense encounters. SEEING THROUGH THEWALL invites and challenges viewers to question their own preconceptions as well. Please arrive by 6:00PM for refreshments and mingling. Screening will begin promptly at 6:15PM. Please RSVP to Sarah Heinredt for more information.