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Bucks Peace Center visits Newtown Friends


The public is invited to hear Debra Wachspress, director of relationship development of the Bucks County Peace Center, speak on “A Deeper Look into the Peace Center; What They Do and How It Affects All of Us,” at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse, 219 Court St., Newtown.

The Peace Center houses the Bullying Prevention Resource Center funded by the Bucks County Commissioners, which provides free support services for parents and children.

The most recent Peace Center Annual Report reported its busiest year on record with a steep rise in intolerance surrounding race, religion, immigration status, gender, and sexual orientation.

“In one school district alone, we received notice of more than 70 incidents of intolerance and bigotry. What we are experiencing locally tracks closely with the reported spike in incidents of intolerance and bigotry nationally.”

Located in Langhorne, the Peace Center has been working for community peace and social justice since 1982.

It offers workshops and training sessions for schools, tailored to specific age groups.

Following the presentation, there will be Meeting for Worship at 11 a.m.